The Waldoboro Coed Softball League has swung into its 10th season with more than 175 players from throughout Knox and Lincoln counties amassing 12 teams, all in search of the coveted league championship.

"As far as I know, we are the largest coed softball league in the area and have been for quite some time" said Waldoboro Recreation Director Kyle Santheson. “We hold ourselves to a pretty high standard and I think people appreciate that.”

The league operates under standard American Softball Association rules, with a few twists: Men must use wooden bats and stay behind designated markers in the outfield when women are at bat, bunting is permitted for women, automatic walks are in play, the average age of players in a game day lineup must be at least 33 years old and 10 players must be in the field at all times, three of whom must be women. All players must bat.

Teams play an 11-game regular-season schedule followed by a double-elimination tournament. Games are played at John Foster Little League Field, the Medomak Middle School field and the Medomak Valley High School field, all in Waldoboro; and the Friendship Village Society Field in Friendship.

Games are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., respectively.

Teams include: Environmental Disaster, Knox County Benchwarmers, Hatch Well Drillers, Caswell Painting, Bench Jockeys, Empty Pitchers, Round Top Ice Cream, Hi-Tek Rednecks, Camden Coed, Maine-ly Pawn, South of the Border and Federal Distributors. The Knox County Benchwarmers are the defending league champs.

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