Page 14 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2022 Everett, Malden, Saugus and Revere residents contributing to success on the diamond this season By Steve Freker S ummer can be a time when everyone steps back and takes a few moments, days or even weeks to relax and "recharge the batteries". When it comes to baseball, however, nothing slows down in the summer. Just the opposite: It all ramps up for baseball players. Why do you think they call them the "Boys of Summer" anyway? Just the other night a group of former longtime Malden residents and ex-local high school stars strutted their stuff in the Commonwealth Amateur Baseball League (CABL) Annual AllStar Game. For the past six years, the Powers Brothers, Manny and Nick have run the Malden Marlins franchise in the CABL, and just like their high school days, are some of the best players in the league still, as they approach their 30s. Manny Powers, a 2012 Malden Catholic grad and Nick Powers, a 2013 Malden High graduate, were named to their 5th consecutive CABL All-Star Team and were joined by three of their Marlins teammates, including two other former Malden residents, Ricky Mendez (Malden High 2013) and Connor Mulcahy (Malden Catholic 2012). The league was split in half for the purposes of the All-Star Game and the team the Malden Marlins were on won the game, 3-0, led by the hitting of Manny Powers, Mendez and Mulcahy. Nick Powers hurled a scoreless seventh for the save. **** Malden High assistant coach Mike DiCato named Pitcher of the Month in Boston Men's Baseball League Nathan Ing, a recent Saugus High baseball standout, is a member of the fi rstplace Peabody Champions Pub team in the North Shore League, a men’s league. (Courtesy Photo) Malden High School assistant baseball coach Mike DiCato is the top pitcher in the Boston Men's Baseball League (BMBL) 28-Plus Division and was recently named Pitcher of the Month Malden High School assistant coach Mike DiCato is a former UMass-Amherst and Malden Catholic standout. He was recently named Boston Men’s Baseball League (BMBL) Pitcher of the Month while excelling for the Boston Dodgers. (Courtesy Photo) Malden Marlins players and former Malden residents and local high school standouts recently took part in the Commonwealth Amateur Baseball League (CABL) All-Star Game. From left, Connor Mulcahy, Ricky Mendez, Manny Powers and Nick Powers. (Courtesy Photo) for June for recording three impressive wins for his team, the Boston Dodgers. DiCato, a former Malden Catholic Division 1 Player of the Year in 2005 and a UMass/Amherst record-setting pitcher, leads the league in nearly every statistical category. He is 5-2 on the mound for the Dodgers with six complete games and is the league leader in wins (5), innings pitched (48) and strikeouts (69). Perhaps his most impressive stat? Aside from the 69 strikeBASEBALL | SEE Page 15

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