Camden Adult Coed Softball League

Yandell Construction, Maine Cat punch tickets for championship clash

Opponents have battled in close games this summer, meet in final Aug. 24 at Snow Bowl
By Ken Waltz | Aug 23, 2017
Photo by: Mark Haskell Scene from Camden Adult Coed Softball League playoff game Aug. 21 between Maine Cat and Yandell Construction at the Camden Snow Bowl. The No. 3 Hammerheads beat No. 1 Maine Cat 11-10. Maine Cat's Erin Chase, right, looks to make a throw from the outfield as Yandell's Cam Gartley runs the bases.

Camden — The championship combatants are set and the only questions left to answer, when the dust settles on the Camden Adult Coed Softball League season, are: will Yandell Construction build its first beautiful title season or Maine Cat fabricate enough runs to sail to two straight victories and its second crown in three years?

All of that will shake down by the end of the week, weather permitting, as No. 1 Maine Cat and the No. 3 Yandell Construction Hammerheads will meet in the league title game on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Camden Snow Bowl.

If Yandell wins that diamond clash, as the only unbeaten team in the postseason, it will cement the championship. If Maine Cat is victorious, a winner-take-all finale will be on Friday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Snow Bowl.

Click for coed softball photos from this season.

Maine Cat finished 11-3 and Yandell 9-4 (one fewer game) during the regular season). In the playoffs, Yandell is 3-0 and Maine Cat 3-1.

Earlier in the postseason, Yandell beat Maine Cat 11-10. In a regular-season, Maine Cat edged Yandell 9-8 in eight innings in one meeting.

So most fans of the the league expect a close game — or two — for the coveted championship cup.

The playoffs included a single- and double-elimination portion.

The final regular-season standings were: Maine Cat 11-3, Knox County Benchwarmers 10-4, Willey Wharf 10-4, Yandell Construction Hammerheads 9-4, Northeast Concrete 9-5, Free Press Redwings 9-5, Feener Pride 5-8, Smokin' Rokys 4-9, Steel Pro 4-10, French & Brawn Baggers 4-8 and Bonnie's 0-14.

However, the playoff seedings looked different than the regular-season records. That is because Knox County Benchwarmers started the double-elimination playoffs with a loss and in the loser's bracket due to a league rule's infraction from last year.

Knox County Benchwarmers dropped to the 11th seed for the postseason; thus, that moved all other teams up one spot in the standings.

The playoff standings included: Maine Cat, Willey Wharf, Yandell Construction Hammerheads, Northeast Concrete, Free Press Redwings, Feener Pride, Smokin' Rokys, Steel Pro, French & Brawn Baggers, Bonnie's and Knox County Benchwarmers.

The regular season included 14 games, but Feener Pride and Yandell Construction Hammerheads played 13 games.

Games are played at the Camden Snow Bowl, Lincolnville Central School and Jaycee Park on Old County Road in Rockland.

The previous three league champions were Knox County Benchwarmers, Maine Cat and Free Press Redwings.

A look at upcoming playoff games and postseason results thus far:

Aug. 24 — Championship: No. 3 Yandell Construction versus No. 1 Maine Cat - 6 p.m. (Snow Bowl). Double-elimination portion of postseason. If a second title game is needed, it will be on Friday, Aug. 25 at the same time and venue.

Aug. 23 — Playoff: No. 1 Maine Cat 9, No. 4 Northeast Concrete 3 p.m. (Snow Bowl). Double-elimination portion of postseason.

Aug. 22 — Playoff: No. 4 Northeast Concrete 8, No. 7. Smokin' Rokys 1. Double-elimination portion of postseason.

Aug. 21 — Playoff: No. 3 Yandell Construction 11, No. 1 Maine Cat 10. Double-elimination portion of postseason.

Aug. 17 — Playoff: No. 7 Smokin' Rokys 6, No. 6 Feener Pride 5. Playoff: No. 4 Northeast Concrete 8, No. 5 Free Press Redwings 1. Double-elimination portion of postseason.

Aug. 16 — Playoff: No. 1 Maine Cat 10, No. 4 Northeast Concrete 9. Playoff: No. 5 Free Press Redwings 6, No. 11 Knox County Benchwarmers 5. Double-elimination portion of postseason.

Aug. 15 — Playoff: No. 11 Knox County Benchwarmers 29, No. 9 French & Brawn Baggers 6. Playoff: No. 3 Yandell Construction 6, No. 7 Smokin' Rokys 2. Double-elimination portion of postseason.

Aug. 14 — Playoff: No. 1 Maine Cat 5, No. 9 French & Brawn Baggers 4. Playoff: No. 6 Feener Pride 8, No. 2 Willey Wharf 7. Double-elimination portion of postseason.

Aug. 11 — Playoff: No. 4 Northeast Concrete 13, No. 5 Free Press Redwings 5. Double-elimination portion of postseason.

Aug. 10 — Playoff: No. 7 Smokin' Rokys 7, No. 2 Willey Wharf 1. Double-elimination portion of postseason. Playoff: No. 9 French & Brawn Baggers 17, No. 8 Steel Pro 6. Playoff: No. 11 Knox County Benchwarmers 11, No. 10 Bonnie's 4. Single-elimination portion of postseason.

Aug. 9 — Playoff: No. 3 Yandell Construction 8, No. 6 Feener Pride 5. Double-elimination portion of playoffs.

Maine Cat's Jordan Barnett-Parker, front, and Travis Carpenter. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Maine Cat's Josh Berry. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Maine Cat's Mike Hall-Stone. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Free Press Redwing Thomas Smalley. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Maine Cat's Patrick Aylward. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
French & Brawn's Rowena Motylewski. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Maine Cat's Josh Berry, left, and Free Press Redwing Anthony Campagnoli. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Free Press Redwing Doug Curtis. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Maine Cat's Chris Carpenter. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Free Press Redwing Elena Bertocci. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Free Press Redwing Mike Curtis. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
French & Brawn's Joe Russillo. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Free Press Redwings Zoey Proctor, front, and Marie Lufkin. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Maine Cat's Erin Chase. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Free Press Redwings Anthony Campagnoli, right, and Marie Lufkin. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Maine Cat's Aaron Stasulis. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Maine Cat's Cheryl Lavalle, front, and Free Press Redwing Reade Brower. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Bonnies' Albert Fogg, facing back, and Andrea Campbell, middle, as well as French & Brawn's Joe Russillo. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Bonnie's Tod Widdecombe. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Free Press Redwing Susan Young. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Bonnie's Brad Fillion, left, and French & Brawn's Barry King. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Bonnie's Leni Gronros, front, and Tod Widdecombe. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Bonnie's Stephanie Thostenson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
French & Brawn's Mike Schooley, left, and Sessa Worner. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
French & Brawn's Mike Schooley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
French & Brawn's Rick Thackeray, left, and Bonnie's Leni Gronros. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
French & Brawn's Todd Boynton. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
French & Brawn's Olivia Seibel. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Bonnie's Albert Fogg. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Maine Cat's Dan Ford. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
French & Brawn's Rowena Motylewski. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Bonnie's Andrea Campbell. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Bonnie's Doug Lord. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
French & Brawn's Jim Butler. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Maine Cat's Cheryl Lavalle, front, and Free Press Redwing Kyle Weaver. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Yandell Construction's Missy Thompson. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Yandell Construction's Kessler Horty, front, and Smokin' Rokys' Mickey Hardy. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Yandell Construction's Abe Dugal, (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Smokin' Rokys' Ryan Jackson, left, and Chris Watts. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Smokin' Rokys' Ryan Jackson. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Smokin' Rokys' Ryan Jackson. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Yandell Construction's Russell Fitzpatrick. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Smokin' Rokys' Josh Bodman. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Yandell Construction's Kessler Horty, back, and Smokin' Rokys' Josh Bodman. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Yandell Construction's Kessler Horty, back, and Smokin' Rokys' Josh Bodman. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Smokin' Rokys' Sarah Burnside. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Yandell Construction's Krisandra McNichol. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Yandell Construction's Dan McNichol. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Smokin' Rokys' Sam Hardy. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Yandell Construction's Cameron Gartley. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Yandell Construction's Cameron Gartley. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Yandell Construction's Cameron Gartley. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Smokin' Rokys' Mickey Hardy. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Smokin' Rokys' Randy McKee. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Yandell Construction's Russell Fitzpatrick. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Smokin' Rokys' Carly Fisher. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Smokin' Rokys' Carly Fisher. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Yandell Construction's John Yandell. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Yandell Construction's Anna Dugal. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Smokin' Rokys' Dan Wellman. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Smokin' Rokys' Sarah Burnside. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Yandell Construction's Kessler Horty, back, and Smokin' Rokys' Josh Bodman.
Knox County Benchwarmer Jay Young. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Knox County Benchwarmer Tim Jackson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Free Press Redwing Anthony Campagnoli, left. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Knox County Benchwarmer Andrea Smith. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Free Press Redwing Zoey Proctor. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Knox County Benchwarmer Kim Young. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Knox County Benchwarmer Chris Burns. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Knox County Benchwarmer Robin Botley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Knox County Benchwarmer Lenny Wedge. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Free Press Redwing Reade Brower. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Knox County Benchwarmer Robin Botley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Knox County Benchwarmer Jason Yates. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Knox County Benchwarmer Jordan Carter. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Free Press Redwing Elena Bertocci. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Knox County Benchwarmer Chris Burns. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Knox County Benchwarmers Chris Burns, front, and Jason Yates. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Free Press Redwing Kyle Weaver. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Free Press Redwing Elena Bertocci. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Knox County Benchwarmer Kim Young. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Free Press Redwing Mike Curtis, in green, is met a home plate by teammates Chris MacLean, left, and Anthony Campagnoli after Curtis' home run. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Free Press Redwing Zoe Proctor, left, and Knox County Benchwarmer Dylan Maloney (8) and Free Press Redwing Chris MacLean. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Knox County Benchwarmer Dylan Maloney. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Knox County Benchwarmer Dylan Maloney. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Knox County Benchwarmer Chris Burns. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Knox County Benchwarmer Chris Burns. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Knox County Benchwarmer Chris Burns, left, and Free Press Redwing Chris MacLean. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Maine Cat's Patrick Aylward. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Maine Cat's Patrick Aylward, right. The umpire is Mark Potter. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Maine Ca's Glenn Johnson. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Maine Cat's Josh Berry. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Maine Cat's Josh Berry, front, and Chris Carpenter. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Maine Cat's Chris Carpenter, left, and Yandell Construction's Cam Gartley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
A Yandell Construction player. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Yandell Construction's Cam Gartley, middle, among others. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Maine Cat's Miranda Kelly. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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