Women’s softball season opens at Veterans Park

Rug Sox batter Jen Ingraham gets ready to swing as Creamers third baseman Kelly Bowse stands at the ready. Photo by Dean Lovewell. — Dean Lovewell

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.


  1. Why are these athletes referred to here as “women” but when the same gender plays elsewhere, they are referenced as “girls”?
    Isn’t it time The MV Times drops this inconsistency?

    • I dont know for sure, but possibly because the “Women” athletes are playing in an adult recreational league competing against other adults and the “girls” are probably kids in high school competing against other kids in high school?

    • Maybe because these are adult women playing an adult woman’s league. And high school games are played by high school girls, not high school women.

    • James, there is a significant difference between women and girls. Contact Matt Gaetz for details.

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