Page 12 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, May 19, 2023 Opening Day festivities for Malden’s Modified 2023 Softball League O n 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 19-8. 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. (Left to right) Joe Levine Malden Recreation Coordinator, Commissioner Harris and (far right) Mayor Christenson with late league commissioner Steve Butland’s family Scott Brady, Todd Angilly and Commissioner Harris Geoff Harris, Malden PCAA Softball Commissioner J& • Reliable Mowing Service • Spring & Fall Cleanups • Mulch & Edging • Sod or Seed Lawns • Shrub Planting & Trimming • Water & Sewer Repairs Joe Pierotti, Jr. S LANDSCAPE & MASONRY CO. Masonry - Asphalt • Brick or Block Steps • Brick or Block Walls • Concrete or Brick Paver Patios & Walkways • Brick Re-Pointing • Asphalt Paving www.JandSlandscape-masonry.com • Senior Discount • Free Estimates • Licensed & Insured 617-389-1490 Todd Angilly with Malden PCAA Softball Commissioner Geoff Harris Designing and Constructing Ideas that are “Grounds for Success” Landscaping Commissioner Harris and late league commissioner Steve Butland’s family Guest speaker Scott Brady

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