Summer softball roundup

The men’s and women’s slow pitch leagues moved into the second week of the season with triple headers at Veterans Park.

Tuesday night, the Creamers improved to 3-0 with a 3-2 win over the Honeys in eight innings.

The Creamers took an early 2-0 lead and held on until the seventh inning when Martha Scheffer belted a two-RBI line drive down the left field line to tie the game.

In the bottom half of the eighth, the Creamers loaded the bases and Veronika Buckley hit a walk-off shot into left field to win the game for the Cream Team.

Down on Field ‘B’, the Rug Sox met the steadily improving Shady Ladies and posted a 7-4 win.

The Shadies lost half of the team that won the 2010 championship and patched a new team together just in time for the 2012 season. Their first game was predictably awful, the second–a 25-8 loss to the Creamers on June 21–was better, and Tuesday’s well-contested but close defeat was most encouraging.

The Sox are 1-1 after one week. Last season, they had to wait until the first playoff game in early August to get their first win.

In Tuesday’s nightcap, the defending champion Snaps (3-0) downed the Late Fees, 14-5. Last Thursday, the Snaps humbled the Honeys, 15-7.

On the men’s circuit, the defending champion Hurricanes and the Wildcats have screamed out of the gate to post 4-0 records.

Monday night, the ‘Canes blanked the Blazers, 15-0, while the ‘Cats rode a Noah Stobie home run and superb defense, especially by Kyle Crossland, to claw the Treds, 5-2.

The best game of the night was between the Sons of Pitches and Highlanders. S.O.P prevailed, 10-9, in eight innings, to win their first game of the season.

Last Thursday, June 21, the ‘Cats beat the Blazers, 11-5, the Highlanders topped the Treds, 18-9, and the Brewhas bested S.O.P, 17-9.

On June 20, the ‘Canes trounced the Treds, 18-3, the ‘Cats beat S.O.P., 14-2, and the Highlanders downed the Brewhas, 15-6.