Camden Adults Coed Softball League

Triple déja vu: Redwings, Benchwarmers tussle for title

Two-time defending champion Free Press Redwings, Knox Count face off again
By Staff | Aug 23, 2014
Photo by: Ken Waltz Free Press Redwing Lucas Brower makes a connection during a Camden Adult Coed Softball League playoff game Aug. 20 against Blue Sky Cantina at the Camden Snow Bowl. The No. 1, two-time defending champion Redwings won 9-5 to earn a spot in the finals.

For the third straight year, the champion of the Camden Adult Coed Softball League double-elimination playoffs, which started on Thursday, Aug. 14, will be either the Free Press Redwings or Knox County Benchwarmers.

That is because the No. 2 Benchwarmers battled back through the loser's bracket to make a championship date with the No. 1 Redwings, who have defeated Knox County the last two years for the crown.

The opponents will meet on Monday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Camden Snow Bowl for the title.

Free Press (15-2 overall, 3-0 in the playoffs) is unbeaten in the postseason, thus, if it is wins Monday it is the champion. If Knox County (13-6 overall, 4-1 in the playoffs), which has one playoff loss, wins Monday, a winner-take-all finale will be Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. at the same site.

The playoffs have gone on without a hitch and, if the wonderful late-summer weather continues to hold, a champion will be crowned early next week.

The eight-team, double-elimination tournament has been played at the Camden Snow Bowl, Lincolnville Central School and Jaycee Park on Old County Road in Rockland, however, Lincolnville and Jaycee Park, at this point, have been taken out of the mix for the final game or two, which are expected to be at the Snow Bowl.

The final regular-season standings were: 1, Free Press Redwings, 12-2, .857 winning percentage; 2, Knox County Benchwarmers, 9-5, .643; 3, Blue Sky Cantina, 8-6, .571; 4, Willey Wharf, 8-6, .571; 5, Feeners' Pride, 7-7, .500; 6, French & Brawn, 7-7, .500; 7, Northeast Concrete, 3-11, .214; and 8, Schooners, 2-12, .143.

Click for photos from the Free Press Redwings and Blue Sky Cantina game.

Click for photos from the Knox County Benchwarmers and French & Brawn game.

Click for photos from games in the league.

Blue Sky Cantina and Feeners' Pride earned higher seeds against other teams with the same record due to tiebreakers: head-to-head outcomes and scores.

The following is a summary of recent playoff results and upcoming game(s):

Aug. 25 Championship

No. 1 Free Press Redwings versus No. 2 Knox County Benchwarmers - 6 p.m. (Snow Bowl)

Aug. 22 Playoff

No. 2 Knox County Benchwarmers 8, No. 3 Blue Sky Cantina 7.

Aug. 21 Playoff

No. 2 Knox County Benchwarmers 12, No. 8 Schooners 6.

Aug. 20 Playoffs

No. 1 Free Press Redwings 9, No. 3 Blue Sky Cantina  5.

No. 2 Knox County Benchwarmers 10, No. 6 French & Brawn 2.

Aug. 19 Playoffs

No. 3 Blue Sky Cantina 13, No. 2 Knox County Benchwarmers 6.

No. 8 Schooners 15, No. 5 Feeners' Pride 4.

Aug. 18 Playoffs

No. 1 Free Press Redwings 11, No. 5 Feeners' Pride 5.

No. 8 Schooners won by forfeit over No. 4 Willey Wharf.

No. 6 French & Brawn 15, No. 7 Northeast Concrete 4.

Aug. 15 Playoffs

No. 2 Knox County Benchwarmers 16, No. 7 Northeast Concrete 3.

No. 3 Blue Sky Cantina 8, No. 6 French & Brawn 1.

Aug. 14 Playoffs

No. 1 Free Press Redwings 15, No. 8 Schooners 0.

No. 5 Feeners' Pride 6, No. 4 Willey Wharf 4.

Regular-season results

Feeners' Pride 13, French & Brawn 7.

Free Press Redwings 6, Schooners 5.

Blue Sky Cantina 14, Northeast Concrete 4.

Knox County Benchwarmers 9, Northeast Concrete 0.

Willey Wharf 12, Schooners 6.

Blue Sky Cantina 9, Feeners' Pride 6.

Free Press Redwings 8, Knox County Benchwarmers 5.

French & Brawn 7, Schooners 1.

Willey Wharf 17, Northeast Concrete 8.

Free Press Redwings 9, French & Brawn 3.

Knox County Benchwarmers 18, Willey Wharf 6.

Northeast Concrete 9, Schooners 5.

Willey Wharf 6, Feeners' Pride 4.

Knox County Benchwarmers 11, Blue Sky Cantina 8.

Blue Sky Cantina 7, Free Press Redwings 6.

Knox County Benchwarmers 9, Feeners' Pride 1.

French & Brawn 5, Blue Sky Cantina 4.

Willey Wharf 6, Free Press Redwings 3.

Schooners 15, Northeast Concrete 5.

French & Brawn 10, Northeast Concrete 2.

Feeners' Pride 8, Schooners 6.

Knox County Benchwarmers 15, Schooners 1.

Blue Sky Cantina 10, Willey Wharf 4.

French & Brawn 7, Knox County Benchwarmers 4.

Free Press Redwings 8, Feeners' Pride 3.

Feeners' Pride 9, Northeast Concrete 4.

Free Press Redwings 6, Schooners 5.

Blue Sky Cantina 8, Schooners 5.

Free Press Redwings 19, Northeast Concrete 8.

Feeners' Pride 8, Blue Sky Cantina 5.

Willey Wharf 14, French & Brawn 1.

Feeners 7, French & Brawn 6. (6 inns.)

Northeast Concrete beat Knox County Benchwarmers.

Willey Wharf 13, Schooners 12.

Free Press Redwings 9, Knox County Benchwarmers 7.

Schooners 12, French & Brawn 10.

Willey Wharf 15, Northeast Concrete 7.

Willey Wharf 10, Feeners' Pride 8.

Northeast Concrete 10, Blue Sky Cantina 9.

Free Press Redwings 6, French & Brawn 5.

Blue Sky Cantina 9, Knox County Benchwarmers 5.

French & Brawn 7, Blue Sky Cantina 2.

Knox County Benchwarmers 11, Feeners' Pride 8.

Free Press Redwings 7, Willey Wharf 6.

Free Press Redwings 14, Blue Sky Cantina 4.

French & Brawn 12, Northeast Concrete 2.

Knox County Benchwarmers 9, Willey Wharf 2.

Feeners' Pride 8, Schooners 1.

Free Press Redwings 22, Northeast Concrete 0.

Knox County Benchwarmers 15, Schooners 0.

Blue Sky Cantina 20, Willey Wharf 4.

Free Press Redwings 7, Feeners' Pride 5.

Knox County Benchwarmers 7, French & Brawn 4.

Feeners' Pride 11, Northeast Concrete 4.

Blue Sky Cantina 12, Schooners 4.

French & Brawn won by forfeit over Willey Wharf.

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