Martha’s Vineyard women’s summer softball underway

Late Fees' shortstop Sarah Williston made the scoop as Summer Clements of the Snaps headed for third base. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The Women’s Slow Pitch Softball League started off its eighth season with three games Tuesday evening at Veterans Park.

In the early contests, the Creamers met the Rug Sox and the defending champion Snaps took on the Late Fees.

The Creamers, always a threat to make a run at the title, posted a 3-0 victory. Shortstop Trisha Jendrick hit a home run in the fourth inning and knocked in three runs on the night.

The Snaps had their hands full with the Late Fees and rallied from a 3-1 deficit to win, 8-3. The 2011 champs found their offensive spark late in the game and hit a barrage of singles to score two runs in the fifth and five more in the seventh.

In the late contest, the Honeys put up a 19 spot in the first inning and ran away from the rebuilding Shady Ladies, 35-2, in five innings. The 2010 champs are fielding half a new team this season and will need some time to gel as a unit.

The women’s league is back in action Thursday night as the Shadies play the Creamers on the ‘B’ field at Veterans Park and the Snaps meet the Honeys at Nunes Field at the MV Boys and Girls Club in Edgartown.