Page 10 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, May 3, 2019 Golden Tornadoes baseball team renews old GBL rivalries versus Everett, Medford and Revere By Nick Toscani I t was a week to renew some “old school” former Greater Boston League rivalries for Malden High baseball. A three games in three days menu started off in great fashion for the Golden Tornadoes with wins over Everett (Monday) and Medford (Tuesday). But the third time was not a charm as Malden dropped a game to Revere at home at Maplewood Park on Wednesday night. Malden head coach Steve Freker said the bad weather stretch forced a scheduling logjam which featured three games in as many days. “We do not have much of a choice since there are only so many days left to play games on the calendar,” coach Freker said. “The good part of it is that we won two out of three and got three great pitching performances in three straight outings.” Malden now sits at 4-6 overall at exactly the halfway point of the season. On Monday, Malden topped Everett, 8-7, led by some standout pitching and big bats. Senior lefty Billy Stickney improved to 2-1 on the mound by going the distance and allowing just two earned runs. Malden led 5-0 on some run production driven by senior captains Stickney (2-for-3, 2 RBIs), Christian Monahan-Dasilva (3-for4, 3 RBIs) and Ari Cohen (double, 1 RBI). Everett capitalized on some Malden errors to get back in the game, but Stickney and some defensive work by senior captain Cam Oliveira closed out the game and the win. On Tuesday, Malden “played its best game of the year,” according to coach Freker, in a 5-2 win over Medford on the road at Playstead Park. Monahan-Dasilva improved to 2-0 on the year with his second complete game pitching eff ort. He also helped his own cause by knocking in three runs on two hits. “Christian [Dasilva] kept Medford off -balance all day with a good mix of pitches. He’s just an excellent athlete and without a lot of pitching experience, just toughed out a big win for us,” coach Freker said. Malden got a solid, steady pitching performance from junior lefthander Devin Killoren, who went the distance SPORTS | SEE PAGE 11 ~ Malden High School Sports Roundup ~ MHS boys’ tennis team off to its best start in years at 5-2 By Steve Freker he Malden High School boys tennis team is off to its best start in several seasons with a 5-2 overall record (4-2 Northeastern Conference) after a 3-2 win in a home match versus Revere on Monday. In a previous match against Everett on Friday, the Golden Tornadoes netmen swept with a 5-0 victory. “The team has really come MHS players were pleased with their 5-2 win over Medford on Tuesday. From left, seniors Dan Fuentes, Ari Cohen, Billy Stickney and winning pitcher Christian Monahan-Dasilva. (Courtesy/MHS Athletics) together quickly early in the season and it shows in their performances,” said head coach Mark Gagnon. “We need a couple more wins to qualify for the postseason and we are on the right track.” Malden had two road matches scheduled to close out the week, at Peabody on Thursday (after press deadline) and on T track team also defeated Lynn Classical on Tuesday, by a fi nal tally of 92-39 to improve to an impressive 4-1 on the season. Both the boys and girls track teams are off until Thursday, May 9 when they host Everett at Macdonald Stadium in Malden at 4:00 p.m. On Saturday, May 11, Malden participates in the annual Mass. State Track Coaches Association (MSTCA) meet being held at 9:00 a.m. in Sharon that weekend. the road at Marblehead today at 4:00 p.m. MHS girls outdoor track stays undefeated with win over Lynn Classical; boys complete sweep with victory over Rams The Malden High girls outdoor track team raced to a 7957 win over visiting Lynn Classical at Macdonald Stadium to remain undefeated at 5-0 for the season. Senior Shaeteya Smith once again won the shotput and discus events as the throwers shined for the Golden Tornadoes. The Golden Tornadoes boys MHS boys volleyball needs some big wins down the stretch Head coach Dan Jurkowski’s Golden Tornadoes boys volleyball is hovering right around the state tourney qualifying mark at 5-6 at midseason. Malden defeated nonleague Madison Park in a 3-0 sweep on Tuesday in its latest outing. “We have a hardworking group and they’re fairly inexperienced so they’ve been learning quickly,” coach Jurkowski said. Malden volleyball is back in action on Monday on the road at Randolph High School.

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