Events

End of Season BBQ

Come and join us for The End of Season BBQ! July 10th, 4pm – 8:30pm at the Marsa Baseball Field. Organised games of Baseball, Co-Ed Softball, Wiffleball, and TeeBall will be played on the day.

Food and Drink will be available but not mandatory. All are welcome!

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National League Championship Series

This weekend the Mellieha Northenders, the reigning champions will face the Mustangs in the finals for the second time in three years.

Game 1 of the National League Championship Series starts on Saturday 14th May at 1PM. Game 2 of the three game series will be on Sunday 15th at 3:30PM. Both NLCS games will be held at the Malta

Baseball/Softball Field. Entrance for both games is free.

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Reflections’ Home Run Derby

On the 31st March at the Mellieha Sports Grounds The Mellieha Baseball & Softball Club will be hosting The Refections Sports Bar&Grill Home Run Derby.  Twenty-five participants will battle it out for the ultimate grand slam champion.  The general public are welcome to attend and cheer for their favourite slugger.  This event will run from 10:30am until 1:30pm on the public holiday Thursday March 31st.

For more info contact –  mellieha.baseballsoftball@gmail.com

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Tee Ball Picnic at Ta’Qali

On Sunday 30th January 2011 MABS’ Tee Ball will be holding a picnic at the Ta’Qali picnic grounds.  Fun starts at 12:30 and runs until 15:00.  Tee Ball and Baseball games will be played throughout the afternoon and MABS are inviting all to join.  So bring your friends and family for a fun afternoon of our favourite sport.  For more info please contact – nick@baseballsoftball.org.mt

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Umpire Clinic

On Saturday November 6th 2010 MABS held an umpire clinic.  This clinic was the perfect way to get in on umpiring, or even just to learn more about baseball rules.
Attendance was free of charge and the clinic was held at the Maritim Antonin Hotel in Mellieha on the Saturday and then a field session on Sunday 7th November at the Marsa Sports Complex from 10:00 am till 2:00pm.
Should you be interested in receiving further info then please contact – mario.debono@baseballsoftball.org.mt

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European Big League Tour 2010

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STARS COME TO THE NETHERLANDS AND BELGIUM ON THE EUROPEAN BIG LEAGUE TOUR this November 2010

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The Malta Baseball Festival 2010

On Sunday 24th October 2010, the Malta Baseball & Softball Association (MABS) held its largest baseball festival ever.  Held in aid of the charity Inspire, MABS with the support of KMS hosted THE MALTA BASEBALL FESTIVAL at the Marsa Sports Complex.

The highlight of the festival was the much-anticipated Celebrity Softball Game. This was the first time ever that such a softball game was held on the Maltese Islands.  Well-established personalities such as Moira Delia, Xandru Grech, David Ellul, and many other stars from Malta’s TV and music scene showed off their skills on the field.  Crowds gathered to see our Maltese stars compete for the championship.  In the end Xfm’s Ozi’s team won with a two point lead ending in the fifth inning.  The celebrities were not the only ones showing off their skills that day, as over the course of the day several softball games were played with guests from the general public taking part, showing just how much hidden talent we have in Malta & Gozo.

Children had the chance to try out their throwing and batting skills during the event thanks to the pitchers’ nets and batting cages that were set up.  Young boys and girls had the opportunity to play some teeball, which is an introductory sport to both baseball and softball.  Blastball was introduced during this festival, which is a fun and easy game for new-comers and younger children. Blastball, played with an electronic ‘honking’ base, a soft foam ball, a bat and tee, is special because no one wins or loses, which makes it a fun activity that kids want to come back to.  Several whiffle ball, softball, and teeball games were also organized during the festival.  XFM’s Jason Zammit kept the crowds entertained all afternoon, while the kids enjoyed other activities such as the bouncy castle, bungee runs, face painting, trampolines, and merry-go-round rides.  Special edition baseballs were also sold during the event in aid of inspire.

The Organizing Committee feels that this charity event in aid of Inspire was a success and hopes that this would be the first of many charity events organised in the future.  The Organizing Committee would like to thank all the volunteers who helped at The Malta Baseball Festival and would like to give a special thanks to their sponsors for this event being Kunsill Malti għall-iSport (KMS), Methode Electronics Malta Ltd, Alberta, Atlas Insurance, Castrol, Dark Dog, Express Trailers, Powerade, Sunshine Snacks, and T&H Distributors Ltd.