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Playoffs on horizon in Camden Adult Coed Softball League

Rivals Free Press Redwings, Knox County Benchwarmers face off Aug. 8
By Staff | Aug 11, 2014
Photo by: Ken Waltz Knox County Benchwarmer second baseman Andy Carter makes a throw to first during an Aug. 8 Camden Adult Coed Softball League game with the Free Press Redwings. The Redwings won 8-5.

Camden — With only a handful of regular-season games remaining on the schedule, teams in the Camden Coed Adult Softball League continue to jockey for final playoff positions as the double-elimination tournament is slated to begin on Thursday, Aug. 14, weather permitting.

Two of the eight-team league's teams who have been in the championship hunt in recent years are Free Press Redwings and Knox County Benchwarmers. The rivals met Friday, Aug. 8 in a competitive game won by the Redwings 8-5.

The Redwings rallied from an early deficit to secure the win at the Camden Snow Bowl.

Click for coed photos from this season.

The Redwings are ranked first and Benchwarmers second thus far, as the teams have played in the league final the past two years, with Free Press winning both times.

The league standings, as of Aug. 11 were: Free Press Redwings, 11-2, .846 winning percentage; Knox County Benchwarmers, 8-5, .615; Willey Wharf, 8-6, .571; French & Brawn, 7-6, .538; Blue Sky Cantina, 7-6, .538; Feeners' Pride, 6-7, .462;  Northeast Concrete, 3-9, .250; and Schooners, 2-11, .154.

On Thursday, Aug. 14, No. 1 will face No. 8 and No. 4 will meet No. 5. On Friday, Aug. 15, No. 2 will face No. 7 and No. 3 will meet No. 6.

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Free Press Redwings' Reade Brower, left, and Elena Bertocci share a laugh after Bertocci reaches third base. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Free Press Redwing Lucas Brower tosses a pitch. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Knox County Benchwarmer Heath Smith tosses an offering to a batter. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Free Press Redwing outfielder Juliette Laaka tries to make a running catch. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Knox County Benchwarmer Erin Chase. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Free Press Redwing Jon Moro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Knox County Benchwarmer outfielder Lee Smith makes a catch and then … (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Knox County Benchwarmer outfielder Lee Smith makes the throw back to the infield. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Free Press Redwing Andrea Curtis fouls off a pitch. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Knox County Benchwarmer Daphne Ripley on second base. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Free Press Redwing outfield Elena Bertocci looks to make a tough catch and then … (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Free Press Redwing outfield Elena Bertocci lies on the ground with the ball a few feet away. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Knox County Benchwarmer Tim Jackson, right. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Knox County Benchwarmer shortstop Jason Yates. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Free Press Redwing Elena Bertocci. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Knox County Benchwarmer Becca Smith. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Free Press Redwing outfielders Juliette Laaka, left, and Chris MacLean. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Free Press Redwing Mackenzie Gassett. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Free Press Redwing Fritz Burke. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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