On Monday, May 8, Malden’s Modified Softball League 2023 season got off to a rousing start with its opening day festivities, which included a tribute to late League Commissioner Steve Butland, the National Anthem sung by Todd Angilly and a rematch of last year’s championship matchup between the Bombers and P-Cals. We were also honored to have Mayor Gary Christenson and Ward 8 Councillor Jadeane Sica stop by and help commemorate the history of our league, as well as our commitment to the Malden community.
With that, it was time to play ball! P-Cals got off to a strong start against the Bombers, with Cody Skeffington driving in a whopping six runs, and Danny Trentsch adding three RBIs as well. The Bombers counterattacked with Jonathan Zewiey going four for four with two RBIs and three runs scored. The P-Cals would prove once again to be too much, as they rallied for six and eight runs in the fourth and fifth innings, respectively, and would go in to win
The Bombers, however, would be right back at it the following night, facing off against a hungry St. Peter’s Angels squad that was unceremoniously bounced from the playoffs in the previous season by the Bombers in the semifinal round. Having been tuned up the previous night, the Bombers would pick up their first win of the season, as the Angels had some rust to shake off, and walk away with a 12-10 victory. Later that night, what appears to be an improved Criollos team would go on to defeat the Dirtbags 18-2.
Anyone looking to catch a game or join the league can do so by going to maldensoftball.com.