The 16th Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Softball League got underway with a double header Tuesday night at Veterans Park in Vineyard Haven.
The defending champion Creamers came out slugging with a 14-3 win over the Rug Sox. Kelly Bowse, Anne Sullivan and Kendall Robinson each went 3-for-4. Bowse hit a grand slam in the seventh inning, knocked in six runs, doubled twice and scored three runs, while Sullivan crossed the plate four times. Becca Sharpe hit a three-run homer, Brae Eddleston finished 2-for-3 and Kelly Silvia had two RBIs.
Maria Duarte hit a pair of doubles and scored two runs for the Sox, Summer Cardoza and Kathryn Clark each singled and Emily Mello scored a run.
In the nightcap, the Mamas Girls defeated the Snaps, 8-3.
The season continues on Thursday. The Rug Sox play the Snaps on Veterans Park Field B (Causeway Road) and the Creamers meet the Mamas Girls at the high school varsity field. Both games start at 6:15 pm. Tuesday night at Veterans Park Field A, the Mamas play the Sox at 6:15 pm and Snaps play the Creamers at 7:30.