Creamers still perfect, ‘Canes, Snaps upset in summer softball

Snaps' shortstop Lauren Merry puts the tag on Katherine Clark of the Rug Sox. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

Two weeks into the summer softball season, the the always tough Creamers remain unbeaten, but the 2011 men’s champion Hurricanes suffered defeat for the first time this season.

The Snaps, the women’s defending champion, unbetane until Tuesdy night, lost to the Honeys, 13 to 8.

The Creamers won 15 to 3 over the Late Fees.

Monday night, at Veterans Park, the Brewhas turned aside the vaunted ‘Canes attack and handed the champs a 17-9 defeat.

In other action, the hard luck Blazers lost another close one, 8-7, to the Highlanders; and the Treds got in the win column with a 17-11 win over the Sons of Pitches.

Last Thursday night, in a triple header at Veterans Park, the ‘Canes beat the Sons of Pitches, 16-6. The Wildcats scored eight runs in the first inning and hung on for a 9-8 win over the Highlanders. In the nightcap, the Brewhas won a wild one over the Blazers, 16-15.

Wednesday night, the then 4-0 Wildcats and 3-0 Hurricanes met in the young season’s first main event.

In one of the best games in recent memory, the ‘Canes won a 16-15 decision in eight innings.

The teams slugged it out back and forth throughout the game. Each time the ‘Canes took a lead, the ‘Cats battled back to tie the score — and actually took a 4-3 lead in the third.

Andrew Phillips belted a grand slam for the ‘Canes in the top of the fifth, but the Wildcats put up one in the fifth and three in the sixth to send the contest into the seventh tied at 10-10.

The ‘Canes then scored once. The ‘Cats responded in kind but stranded three runners and the game went into extra innings.

The Hurricanes staged a two-out rally in the eighth. James Holenko hit a three-run homer and Matt Goethals added a two-run shot.

With one out in the bottom half of the inning, the Wildcats pulled back three runs as Wally “Gator” Tomkins, Noah Stobie (4 for 5 on the night), and Kyle Crossland all scored. Andrew Williamson drove in Jared Stobie on a sacrifice fly, but the ‘Cats came up a run short.

Men’s standings: Hurricanes (5-1), Wildcats (5-1), Brewhas (4-2), Highlanders (3-3), S.O.P (2-4), Blazers (1-5), Treds (1-5).

In women’s play, last week, the Snaps kept rolling Thursday night, with a 6-2 win over the Rug Sox at Veterans Park. Team Green broke open a close game with three runs in the sixth to pull away.

At Nunes Field in Edgartown, the Creamers completed a back to back sweep of the Honeys, 15-5. Liz Dowd and Veronika Buckley were both 3 for 4 and scored three runs for the victors.

Women’s standings: Snaps (4-0), Creamers (4-0), Rug Sox (1-2), Honeys (1-3), Late Fees (0-2), Shady Ladies (0-3).