If it is mid-August, it must be time for the Camden Adult Coed Softball League playoffs, which began last week.

And while most games in the competitive, but lower key league literally are about fun and games, the tone becomes a bit more serious and the games tighter during the postseason.

That, of course, has been the case in the playoffs.

While the outcomes of current postseason contests always are up in the air, the fact that a new league champion will be crowned in the coming days is not. That is because eight-time defending titlist Misfits does not have a team in the league this season.

Thus, a new squad will emerge to hold the coveted championship cup in the next few days.

The final regular-season league standings showed: 1, Knox County Benchwarmers, 11-3, .786 winning percentage; 2, Camden Herald Redwings, 11-3, .786; 3, Smokestack Bar & Grille, 10-4, .714; 4, FMC Seaweed Sluggers, 7-7, .500; 5, Maine Cat, 7-7, .500; 6, Mad Bombers, 6-8, .428; 7, French & Brawn, 5-9, .357; 8, Feener’s Pride, 5-9, .357; and 9, Back Cove Yachts, 1-13, .077

Knox County Benchwarmers held the tiebreaker over Camden Herald Redwings, as did FMC Seaweed Sluggers over Maine Cat and French & Brawn over Feener’s Pride.

Games in the decades-old league are played at the Camden Snow Bowl, a traditional site, along with Mary E. Taylor School (or Camden-Rockport Middle School) and Point Lookout in Northport.

The double-elimination playoff are expected, weather permitting, to conclude Friday, Aug. 17 or Sunday, Aug. 19.

Playoff results and upcoming games include:

Aug. 7

Tournament play-in game: No. 8 Feener’s Pride 18, No. 9 Back Cove Yachts 13.

Aug. 8

No. 5 Maine Cat 8, No. 4 FMC Seaweed Sluggers 7.

No. 2 Camden Herald Redwings 8, No. 7 French & Brawn Baggers 6.

Click for photos from the Maine Cat and FMC game.

Click for photos from the Camden Herald and French & Brawn game.

Aug. 9

No. 1 Knox County Benchwarmers 12, No. 8 Feener’s Pride 3.

No. 6 Mad Bombers 3, No. 3 Smokestack Bar & Grille 2.

Click for photos from the Mad Bombers and Smokestack Bar & Grille game.

Click for photos from the Benchwarmers and Feener’s Pride game.

Aug. 10

Losers’ bracket: No. 3 Smokestack Bar & Grille 20, No. 7 French & Brawn Baggers 3.

Aug. 13

Winners’ bracket: No. 1 Knox County Benchwarmers 10, No. 5 Maine Cat 9.

Winners’ bracket: No. 2 Camden Herald Redwings 7, No. 6 Mad Bombers 2.

Losers’ bracket: No. 8 Feener’s Pride 5, No. 4 FMC Seaweed Sluggers 3.

Aug. 14

Losers’ bracket: No. 3 Smokestack Bar & Grille versus No. 6 Mad Bombers – 6 p.m. (MET)

Losers’ bracket: No. 8 Feener’s Pride versus No. 5 Maine Cat – 6 p.m. (Snow Bowl)

Aug. 15

No. 1 Knox County Benchwarmers versus No. 2 Camden Herald Redwings – 6 p.m. (Snow Bowl)

No. 3 Smokestack Bar & Grille-No. 6 Mad Bombers winner versus No. 8 Feener’s Pride-No. 5 Maine Cat winner – 6 p.m. (MET)

Regular-season scores

Back Cove Yachts 8, Maine Cat 4.

Camden Herald Redwings 12, Feener’s Pride 4.

FMC Seaweed Sluggers 14, Back Cove Yachts 3.

Smokestack Bar & Grille 7, Knox County Benchwarmers 6.

Camden Herald Redwings 9, Mad Bombers 7.

French & Brawn Baggers 9, FMC Seaweed Sluggers 4.

Feener’s Pride 11, Maine Cat 8. (8 inns.)

Knox County Benchwarmers 12, French & Brawn Baggers 3.

Smokestack Bar & Grille 14, Mad Bombers 3.

Knox County Benchwarmers 16, Maine Cat 3.

French & Brawn Baggers 9, Smokestack Bar & Grille 2.

Feener’s Pride 15, Back Cove Yachts 7.

Camden Herald Redwings 12, Smokestack Bar & Grille 6.

Mad Bombers 14, Back Cove Yachts 10.

Feener’s Pride 3, FMC 2.

Maine Cat 9, French & Brawn Baggers 3.

FMC Seaweed Sluggers 12, Mad Bombers 11. (8 inns.)

Knox County Benchwarmers 11, Camden Herald Redwings 5.

Camden Herald Redwings 24, Back Cove Yachts 8.

Maine Cat 12, Smokestack Bar & Grille 11.

FMC 6, Back Cove Yachts 3.

French & Brawn Baggers 11, Feener’s Pride 6.

Knox County Benchwarmers 23, Mad Bombers 3.

Camden Herald Redwings 8, Maine Cat 6.

Smokestack Bar & Grille 11, FMC 7.

French & Brawn Baggers 7, Mad Bombers 4. (11 inns.)

Knox County Benchwarmers 13, Feener’s Pride 4.

Maine Cat 13, Back Cove Yachts 5.

FMC 10, Feener’s Pride 3

Camden Herald Redwings 7, French & Brawn Baggers 3.

Knox County Benchwarmers 16, French & Brawn Baggers 1.

Mad Bombers 12, Back Cove Yachts 7.

Smokestack Bar & Grille 9, Knox County Benchwarmers 5.

Camden Herald Redwings 17, FMC 9.

Smokestack Bar & Grille 16, Mad Bombers 1.

Maine Cat 11, Fenner’s Pride 6.

Knox County Benchwarmers 20, Feener’s Pride 0.

FMC 9, Maine Cat 5.

Camden Herald Redwings 9, Back Cove Yachts 1.

Smokestack Bar & Grille 9, French & Brawn Baggers 6. (9 inns.)

Maine Cat 6, Mad Bombers 4.

Smokestack Bar & Grille 23, Back Cove Yachts 6.

Camden Herald Redwings 7, French & Brawn Baggers 2.

Knox County Benchwarmers 10, FMC 3.

Mad Bombers 2, Feener’s Pride 1.

Camden Herald Redwings 11, Smokestack Bar & Grille 7.

Maine Cat 9, French & Brawn Baggers 5.

Mad Bombers 12, FMC 5.

Smokestack Bar & Grille 9, Feener’s Pride 4.

FMC 12, Back Cove Yachts 6.

Camden Herald Redwings 8, Knox County Benchwarmers 7.

Mad Bombers 5, French & Brawn Baggers 3. (9 inns.)

Feener’s Pride 12, Back Cove Yachts 2.

Knox County Benchwarmers 9, Maine Cat 1. (5 inns., halted due to rain)

French & Brawn Baggers 14, Back Cove Yachts 12.

Smokestack Bar & Grille 6, Maine Cat 3.

FMC Seaweed Sluggers 10, Camden Herald Redwings 3.

Knox County Benchwarmers 8, Back Cove Yachts 1.

Smokestack Bar & Grille 12, FMC 5.

Mad Bombers 15, Feener’s Pride 6.

Feener’s Pride 7, French & Brawn 6. (8 inns.)

Maine Cat 11, Camden Herald Redwings 1.

Knox County Benchwarmers 8, Mad Bombers 5.

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