Everyone loves the new kid in town until, well, they start getting all the attention and that is what the Bayview Bushwhackers have done in winning their first eight games and climbing to the top of the Midcoast Adult Coed Softball League mountain, albeit, after five weeks of regular-season play.

The decades-old league, which started in the late 1970s, is back in the swing of things with new teams and plenty of historic squads in the fold for the summer season of 2021.

The teams in the 13-team league, also known at Camden Coed, include Bayview Bushwhackers, Feener Pride, Free Press Redwings, Smokin’ Rokys, Walter J. Read Carpentry, French & Brawn Baggers, Knox County Benchwarmers, DX, Steel-Pro, Willey Wharf, Northeast Concrete, Maine Cat and Bonnie’s Place.

Bushwhackers and Walter Read are new, while most others have been involved with the league for years, none longer than decades-old French & Brawn.

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Maine Cat is the defending champion.

Scene from Maine Cat and French & Brawn Baggers on July 14 in Midcoast Adult Coed Softball League play in Rockport. French & Brawn’s Rowena Motylewski at third base. Holly Vanorse Spicer

Games are held at Jaycee Park on Old County Road in Rockland, the former Rockport Elementary School site off Route 1, Camden Snow Bowl and Lincolnville Central School.

As of Friday, July 16, the regular-season standings were: Bayview Bushwhackers, 8-0, 1.000 winning percentage; Feener Pride, 7-2, .778; Walter J. Read Carpentry, 6-2, .750; Knox County Benchwarmers, 5-2, .714; Free Press Redwings, 5-2, .714; Smokin’ Rokys, 4-3, .571; Steel-Pro, 4-4, .500; French & Brawn Baggers, 3-4, .429; Maine Cat, 2-4, .333; Willey Wharf, 2-6, .250; Northeast Concrete, 1-6, .143; DX, 1-6, .143; and Bonnie’s Place, 0-7, .000. (Sorted on winning percentage won, head-to-head, run differential, runs against.)

 

Scores from games thus far:

Feener Pride 8, Maine Cat 6.

Bayview Bushwhackers 47, Willey Wharf 5.

Walter J. Read Carpentry 14, Northeast Concrete 5.

Walter J. Read 14, Bonnie’s Place 1.

Steel-Pro 19, DX 0.

Feener Pride 6, Northeast Concrete 5.

Willey Wharf 8, Smokin’ Rokys 4.

Maine Cat 13, French & Brawn Baggers 10.

French & Brawn Baggers 9, Feener Pride 8.

Bayview Bushwhackers 10, DX 4.

Walter J. Read Carpentry won by forfeit over Bonnie’s Place.

Knox County Benchwarmers 12, Free Press Redwings 7.

Smokin’ Rokys 11, Steel-Pro 7.

Northeast Concrete 28, DX 11.

Knox County Benchwarmers 21, French & Brawn Baggers 2.

Knox County Benchwarmers 20, Steel-Pro 5.

Scene from Maine Cat and French & Brawn Baggers on July 14 in Midcoast Adult Coed Softball League play in Rockport. Maine Cat’s Calen Erskine. Holly Vanorse Spicer

Feener Pride 16, Willey Wharf 7.

Steel-Pro 8, French & Brawn Baggers 2.

Maine Cat 18, Bonnie’s Place 5.

Free Press Redwings 18, Bonnie’s Place 9.

Bayview Bushwhackers 15, Walter J. Read 11.

Free Press Redwings 8, Maine Cat 2.

Feener Pride 11, Northeast Concrete 7.

Feener Pride 7, Smokin’ Rokys 5.

Walter J. Read Carpentry 23, Northeast Concrete 4.

Steel-Pro 8, DX 7.

Bayview Bushwhackers 11, Feener Pride 7.

Walter J. Read Carpentry 12, Willey Wharf 5.

French & Brawn 15, Steel-Pro 14.

Free Press Redwings 6, Knox County Benchwarmers 3.

Bayview Bushwhackers 18, Willey Wharf 1,

Knox County Benchwarmers 43, Bonnie’s Place 5.

Smokin’ Rokys 19, DX 9.

Walter J. Read Carpentry 5, Knox County Benchwarmers 3.

French & Brawn Baggers 31, Bonnie’s Place 0.

Steel-Pro 7, Northeast Concrete 5.

Scene from Northeast Concrete and DX on July 8 in Midcoast Adult Coed Softball League play in Rockport. Northeast Concrete’s Nick Heal looks to throw to first base. Ken Waltz

Smokin’ Rokys 14, Willey Wharf 9.

Knox County Benchwarmers 16, Maine Cat 5.

Free Press Redwings 16, Steel-Pro 3.

Bayview Bushwhackers 33, French & Brawn Baggers 18.

Bayview Bushwhackers 10, Free Press Redwings 3.

Feener Pride 11, Walter J. Read Carpentry 6.

DX 13, Willey Wharf 11.

Bayview Bushwhackers 12, Smokin’ Rokys 6.

Feener Pride 14, Maine Cat 6.

Smokin’ Rokys 8, DX 4.

Free Press Redwings 19, Northeast Concrete 6.

Willey Wharf 16, Bonnie’s Place 11.