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Malden High Baseball, Boys Lacrosse and Volleyball all earn wins, for openers

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Bowdridge, Noelsaint lead Baseball, Robertson (five goals) key for Lacrosse; Mei, Desouza shine for Volleyball


Special to the Advocate


The weather may not have been so delightful, but the Malden High School spring teams liked the results, anyway, as it was a big start for Golden Tornado teams in several season openers.

Malden High Baseball captured its season opener over visiting Salem Charter Academy in a 12-2 victory, led by the pitching and hitting of freshman Ryan Bowdridge and the hitting and baserunning of senior captain Ezechiel “Zeke” Noelsaint last Friday. Senior captain Chad Robertson’s five goals paced the Tornado Boys Lacrosse team to an 11-1 victory over Lynn to kick off its season on Monday. Senior Victor Desouza and junior Edward Mei were the key players for the varsity Boys Lacrosse team in its 3-1 home victory over visiting Somerville Wednesday afternoon.

In other Tornado team season openers, Malden High Girls Lacrosse fell to Somerville High School, 5-2 on Tuesday this week. The Malden Boys and Girls Outdoor Track meet at home versus Medford was called off due to weather on Thursday. Also called off due to weather on Wednesday were scheduled season openers for Malden High Boys Tennis and Girls Tennis versus Somerville,


Tornado baseball tops Salem Charter in opener

Malden High Baseball got off to a fast start and never looked back in a 12-2 win over Salem Charter Academy on Friday, March 29 in a game moved to Howard Park due to a flooded out Pine Banks Park. It is believed to be the first baseball game played in the state that day. Salem did score first after a walk and a long double in the gap in the first inning, but Malden answered back with nine runs in the bottom of the inning with a lead they never gave back.

Freshman Ryan Bowdridge drove in the first run of the season with a long triple to left field. He finished 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs. Senior captain Zeke Noelsaint finished with 2 hits, 3 RBIs and 3 stolen bases to help lead Malden.

Bowdridge got the pitching win in his first career varsity start and finished with a 2-hitter with 7 strikeouts, 5 walks and 2 earned runs. Sophomore righthander Ryan McMahon pitched one inning and struck out the side in order.


Malden falls to Somerville in GBL opener, 4-0

Malden baseball’s record evened off at 1-1 after a 4-0 loss to visiting Somerville on Tuesday, April 2. The game was pushed up from Wednesday due to weather conditions and played at Pine Banks.

Sophomore Ryan McMahon pitched five solid innings, allowing just 2 hits and 0 walks, striking out 5. Malden’s defense played well behind him, as the score stood at 0-0 through four innings.

Somerville broke through and scored the first run of the game in the top of the fifth with 2 outs and a man on third and a ball got past the catcher for a 1-0 lead.

Hits and runs were hard to come by for Malden all day as only freshman Ryan Bowdridge (1-for-3) and junior catcher Bo Stead (1-for-3) were able to get base hits. Somerville pitcher Ian Born was dominant in throwing the 2-hitter with a whopping 14 strikeouts.

Bowdridge pitched the last two innings. Somerville loaded the bases with two outs on two hit batters and a walk in the top of the sixth. Born then cleared the bases with a bloop double to left field to make the score 4-0.


Malden is back in action with a road game versus GBL opponent Chelsea on Monday, April 8 at 4:00 p.m. Next Wednesday, April 10, Malden plays on the road at Lynn Classical at Fraser Field in Lynn at 7:00 p.m.


Malden Boys Volleyball opens with a victory

Malden Boys Volleyball took a season-opening win at home versus Somerville, 3-1, on Wednesday at the Finn Gym. Malden was led by the play of senior Victor Desouza around the net with some dominating spikes and also some solid contributions from juniors Edward Mei and Kenton Nguyen. Malden took the first two sets, 25-21, 25-19, dropped the third set, 26-24, and came back and closed it out with a 25-18 win in set four.



Saturday, April 6; no events scheduled

Sunday, April 7; no events scheduled

Monday, April 8

4:00 p.m. – Varsity Baseball at Chelsea

4:00 p.m. – Junior Varsity Boys Volleyball at Chelsea

4:30 p.m. – Varsity Softball at Chelsea

5:00 p.m. – Varsity Girls Tennis vs. Medford, Amerige Park, Malden

5:00 p.m. – Varsity Boys Tennis at Medford, Dugger Park

5:15 p.m. – Varsity Boys Volleyball at Chelsea, Chelsea High Gym

Tuesday, April 9

4:00 p.m. – Varsity Softball at Salem

400 p.m. –  Varsity Girls Lacrosse vs. Medford

400 p.m. –  JV Boys Volleyball vs. Arlington, Finn Gym, Malden

5:15 p.m. – Varsity Boys Volleyball vs. Arlington

5:30 p.m. – Varsity Boys Lacrosse vs. Revere

Wednesday, April 10

4:00 p.m. – Varsity Girls Lacrosse at Georgetown

4:00 p.m. – Varsity Girls Tennis vs. Lynn English, Amerige Park, Malden

4:00 p.m. – Varsity Boys Tennis at Lynn English

4:00 p.m. – JV Boys Volleyball at Lynn Classical

5:15 p.m. – Varsity Boys Volleyball at Lynn Classical

4:00 p.m. – JV Girls Softball vs. Lynn Classical

4:15 p.m. – JV Baseball at Lynn Classical

7:00 p.m. – Varsity Baseball at Lynn Classical, Fraser Field, Lynn

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