The Triangle, Inc. Bashers close out a winning season!
07/26/18 Update: Triangle, Inc.’s upcoming Bashers & Beer event is an easy way for you to support our Special Olympics softball team and gather with other community members to play a scrimmage against the team. If you can’t make it to the game, you can still make a donation to the event or join us for beverages at Idle Hands Craft Beer and Taproom after the game. More information on the 08/09/18 event can be found here. We hope to see you at this year’s game!
Below is a blog post recapping last season for the team!
For the last 25 years, royal blue and white jerseys have taken over Amerige Field every June, signifying the start of the Bashers softball season. A pillar of Triangle, Inc.’s community, the Bashers personify comradery between athletes and partners striving for the same objective: GOLD!
After a few weeks of practice and scrimmages, the Bashers gear up to play in the annual Massachusetts Special Olympics August Tournament. Facing tough competition from across the state, the Bashers came out on top, most recently going 3-0 in their qualifying tournament in Framingham and winning the Bronze medal as third place finishers in Marlborough.
At Triangle, Inc.’s first ever Bashers & Beer engagement event, community partners such as Bootstrap Compost joined Triangle, Inc. staff in a game that came down to the last out, with the Bashers securing another victory. Afterwards, the players and fans enjoyed a well-deserved cold one at Idle Hands Craft Ales in Malden.
Before the August Tournament, Triangle, Inc. staff caught up with Bashers players Michael Gazza and Anthony Aleksa to get their take on the season.
Q: The Bashers have been a part of our community for 25 years. How long have you played on the Bashers?
MG: It’s my first season.
AA: I’ve been playing at least 10 years!
Q: What position do you play?
MG: Third base.
AA: Second base.
Q: What do you like most about playing on the Bashers?
MG: Having fun with my teammates.
AA: Winning, that’s an easy question!
Q: Do you have a favorite baseball team?
MG: Red Sox!
AA: Red Sox!!
Q: Is (head coach) Al as good as they say he is?
Q: How did it feel to beat staff and community partners at the Bashers & Beer event last Thursday?
AA: It felt good! Easy question.
Q: Are you ready to play in the tournament at the Special Olympics this weekend?
MG: Yeah, I’m excited to win.
AA: Of course. I gotta get up early!
Q: Do you think you’re going to win gold?
MG: Yea, I want to.
AA: Yep! Our other trophies are at Triangle.
Q: Who do you think the best person on the team is?
MG: Uhh… Kathleen.
Q: Who is your favorite team to beat?
MG: Patrick’s team.
AA: The staff.
Take a look below at some of the pictures from the tournament, where the Bashers took home the Bronze! Check back next year for more information about how you can get involved with the Bashers.