Snaps hand Creamers first loss

Millard hits walk-off double to cap rally.


Sisters Kurstin Moore and Jackie Millard powered the Snaps to a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the previously unbeaten Creamers in MV Women’s Softball League play, Tuesday night at Veterans Park.

The Creamers led, 4-3, heading into the home half of the seventh inning. Ashley Stites led off with a double before Creamers pitcher Alleyne Hughes snagged a sharp comebacker for the first out. Moore followed with an RBI double, and her sister Jackie hit another two-bagger to clinch the win, bringing the Creamers seven-game winning streak to an end.

Snaps pitcher Sue Stephenson, 62 years young, scored the first run for Team Green in the second inning on an RBI single by Kara Thibodeau.

The Creamers fought back and took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth. Becca Gorham and Kelly Oaks hit back-to-back singles, and Vern Buckley singled to bring them home.

Kelly Marolf doubled to lead off the Snaps’ half of the fourth, and Sue Stephenson singled to tie the game at 2-2.

Gorham and Oaks worked another 1-2 punch in the top of the six with a single and a double before Tara Dinkel and Shawna O’Donnell each hit RBI singles to put the Creamers up 4-2.

The Snaps got a run back in the fifth when Hailee McCarthy singled to score Jackie Millard.

In the nightcap, the Mama’s Girls and Rug Sox played into the third inning before rain put a stop to the action. The game will be made up at a later date.

Last Thursday, the Snaps scored nine runs in the first two innings and held off the Rug Sox, 18-13. Every Snap got at least one hit. Summer De Souza went 5 for 5, doubled and scored a run from the top of the order; Emily Monteiro had four hits and four runs scored; Jackie Millard doubled in the first, homered in the fourth, and singled in the seventh; Kelly Marolf, Kurstin Moore, and Amy Maciel had three hits apiece; Elissa Decosta hit a pair of singles; Lauren Merry hit an RBI double in the first inning; Kara Thibodeau singled in the sixth; and Mary Beth Meehan singled to lead off the second.

Like the Snaps, every Rug Sox player in the order chalked up at least one hit. Summer Cardoza had the biggest bat — she hit a two-run homer in the seventh, and added four singles. Katherine Clark, Morgen Schroder, and pitcher Julie Pringle had three hits apiece; Emily Mello, Marisa Estrella, Kya Maloney, and Jess Sonia added two each; Emma Bunker singled in the second inning, and Michelle Cacciotti hit and scored in the sixth.

Heading into play on July 8, the Creamers still have a big lead atop the women’s softball league standings at 7-1, followed by the Snaps at 3-5. The Mama’s Girls and Rug Sox are each 2-4, with two games in hand.