The Homerun Derby comes to Malta

Friday, March 26, 2010, 16:52

The Mellieha Northenders Baseball & Softball Club organised a softball homerun derby on Friday 19.03.10. The idea for this event came from the team’s coach Keith Bartolo and was an adaptation of the Major League Baseball Homerun Derby. This competition was the first one of its kind on the Maltese islands but it will surely not be the last as it was a real success with a great turnout.

21 participants competed to hit the most balls over the fence and 3 winners took home a trophy. Marlon Borg defeated Patrick Pace going head to head placing 3rd. The final was a surprise as the non-current player Nicky Bartolo surpassed the number of homeruns hit by his brother Michael placing 1st and 2nd respectively.

The organisers would like to thank all the participants for making this fund raising event a memorable one, the Mellieha Sports Club Bar for sponsoring the souvenir t-shirts given to all participants, Grand Slam Chilidogs for sponsoring the trophies and the Mellieha Sports Club for allowing the event to take place at the nicely turfed Mellieha ground.





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