Late Fees hand Creamers first loss, Rug Sox rally

To the delight of teammates Sarah Williston, Laura Kimble, Caroline Davey, and Katie Stewart, Lauren Williston of the Late Fees slid hard into third as the ball got away from the Honeys Martha Scheffer. Umpire Richie Roy ran up from home plate to make the call. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

Tuesday night, Veterans Park was filled with surprises in women’s softball as the Rug Sox rallied for a dramatic win and the Creamers tasted defeat for the first time.

The Rug Sox stormed back from a 6-2 deficit with nine runs in the top of the seventh inning to upend the Honeys, 11-6.

Jen Ingraham and Sam Cleland each hit three-RBI triples to lead the rally.

In the late game of the triple header, the Late Fees got their first win by handing the Creamers their first loss, 9-5.

The Fees took an early 3-0 lead, which Team Cream quickly erased. But the Late Fees added two more runs in the third and never let up, to close out the win.

Earlier, on Field ‘A’, the Snaps defeated the Shady Ladies, 10-3. Team Green jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings. The Shadies controlled the middle innings and cut the lead in half. The defending champs withstood the pressure and pulled away late.

Last Thursday, July 5, the Snaps won on a forfeit over the Rug Sox in Edgartown. Sox leftfielder Jen Ingraham took a nasty hop off of her left eye and had to leave the game. The Rug Sox did not have enough players on hand to continue.

At Veterans Park, the Honeys, fresh off a victory over the previously unbeaten Snaps, edged the Late Fees, 6-4.

The women’s standings as of Tuesday night: Snaps (6-1), Creamers (5-1), Rug Sox (3-3), Honeys (3-4), Late Fees (1-4), Shady Ladies (0-5).