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Long-ball drama ends Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League campaign

Simmons' eighth-inning home run gives Brooks Trap Mill title over Knox County Benchwarmers
By Ken Waltz | Oct 07, 2019
Photo by: Ken Waltz Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. Brooks Trap Mill's Hallie Kunesh lays down a bunt.

Waldoboro — Six weeks of fun-filled, competitive, cool fall diamond contests came to an abrupt — and glorious for one team and heartbreaking for another — end on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 6 with one mighty swing of the bat.

And it came to a high-flying conclusion after two talented, evenly-matched opponents battled to a 7-7 tie over seven regulation innings.

And then, thanks, to a sweet leadoff home run swing by Andrew Simmons in the bottom of the first extra frame, the Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship game — and season — was over.

No. 3 Brooks Trap Mill built a strong postseason tournament run in the Waldoboro Recreation Department-sponsored league as it grabbed the coveted title in dramatic fashion with an 8-7, eight-inning victory over No. 2 Knox County Benchwarmers at cold, blustery Medomak Valley High School.

Watch video and see more photos below.

The Benchwarmers, who won their second Camden Adult Coed Softball League title this summer and have captured the Waldoboro fall ball league crown in the past, forged a spot in the final with two previous playoff wins on Sunday.

The Benchwarmers beat No. 7 B52's 6-1 and No. 5 Lil Truckahs 25-1 earlier Sunday before they fell to No. 3 Brooks Trap Mill, which finished 4-0 in the double-elimination weekend playoff tournament and 13-3 on the season.

The Benchwarmers ended 5-2 in the postseason and 14-5 overall.

Brooks Trap Mill includes Andrew Simmons, Eric Hunt, Carlos Arteaga, Angela Abbott, Ryan Allender, Joe Sortwell, Mike Jameson, Cole Chase, Colton Spear, Greg Rice, Ashley Geel, Sarah Cowan and Hallie Kunesh.

The Benchwarmers include Lee Smith, Becca Smith, Danny Favreau, Tim Jackson, Jordan Carter, Jason Yates, Jay Young, Chris Burns, Lenny Wedge, Betsey Wedge, Sara Cullity, Robin Carter, Jessica Veilleux, Dylan Maloney and Jenn Daniels.

In the championship game, besides Simmons, Allender also cracked a long home run for the champs, while Robin Carter belted a homer over the fence for Benchwarmers.

Jameson pitched for Brooks and Jackson for the Benchwarmers.

Brooks Trap Mill scored two runs in the third inning, one in the fifth, four in the sixth and one in the eighth. The offense was led by Allender (single, home run, 2 runs), Arteaga (2 singles, double, run), Geel (2 singles), Simmons (single, home run, 2 runs), Abbott (single, run), Chase (2 doubles, run), Sortwell (run), Spear (2 singles) and Rice (single).

The Benchwarmers, who scored fives runs in the third inning and two in the sixth, were led by Jordan Carter (3 singles, 3 RBI, run), Robin Carter (home run, 2 RBI, run), Yates (single, double), Jackson (single), Cullity (single), Lenny Wedge (single), Favreau (single, run), Lee Smith (single, run), Young (single, run) and Burns (2 doubles, 2 RBI, 2 runs).

The outcomes of playoff games (scores for most games were unavailable) included: B52's beat Mainly Pawn, High Tek, beat DX, Ford Enterprises beat Bonnie’s Place, Lil Truckahs beat Waggy’s Woodworks, B52s beat Knox County Benchwarmers, Brooks beat High Tek, Brooks beat B52's, Brooks Trap Mill beat Lil Truckahs, Lil Truckahs beat Ford, Lil Truckahs beat Barstow Farms, Bench Jockeys beat Hammerheads, Barstow Farms beat Bench Jockeys, Waggy's Woodworks beat Bonnie’s Place, High Tek beat Waggy's Woodworks, Knox County Benchwarmers beat Hammerheads, Bench Jockeys beat Mainly Pawn, Ford Enterprises beat DX, Knox County Benchwarmers beat High Tek, Ford Enterprises beat Bench Jockeys, B52s beat Ford, Knox County Benchwarmers beat Barstow Farms, Knox County Benchwarmers beat B52's and Brooks Trap Mill beat Knox County Benchwarmers.

The final regular season standings were: Barstow Farms, 12-0, 133 runs for, 36 against, run differential 97, 36 points; Knox County Benchwarmers, 9-3, 157 runs for, 68 against, run differential 89, 27 points; Brooks Trap Mill, 9-3, 140 runs for, 71 runs against, run differential 69, 27 points; Ford Enterprises, 9-3, 87 runs for, 74 runs against, run differential 13, 27 points; Lil Truckahs, 7-5, 126 runs for, 67 runs against, run differential 59, 21 points; High Tek, 7-5, 108 runs for, 95 runs against, run differential 13, 21 points; B52's, 6-6, 130 runs for, 83 runs against, run differential 47, 18 points; Bench Jockeys, 5-7, 108 runs for, 96 runs against, run differential 12, 15 points; Hammerheads, 5-7, 127 runs for, 119 runs against, run differential 8, 15 points; Mainly Pawn, 4-8, 71 runs for, 154 runs against, run differential -83, 12 points; DX, 3-9, 60 runs for, 127 runs against, run differential -67; 9 points; Waggy's Woodworks, 2-10, 49 runs for, 123 runs against, run differential -74; 6 points; and Bonnie's Place, 0-12, 29 runs for, 212 runs against, run differential -183, no point.

The regular-season results were:

Aug. 25

Mainly Pawn 7, Bonnie's Place 3

Barstow Farms 8, B52's 3

B52's 12, High Tek 5

Knox County Benchwarmers 7, Lil Truckahs 6

Bench Jockeys 8, DX 5

Ford Enterprises 12, Bonnie's Place 2

Knox County Benchwarmers 10, DX 0

Ford Enterprises 5, Waggy's Woodworks 0

High Tek 12, Hammerheads 10

Lil Truckahs 11, Hammerheads 1

Aug. 27

DX 7, Ford Enterprises 0

Aug. 28

B52's 25, Bonnie's Place 0

Brooks Trap Mill 10, Knox County Benchwarmers 9

Barstow Farms 13, Waggy's Woodworks 3

Sept. 1

Lil Truckahs 10, DX 2

Ford Enterprises 9, Bench Jockeys 5

Brooks Trap Mill 17, Waggy's Woodworks 5

Lil Truckahs 2, High Tek 0

Hammerheads 26, Bonnie's Place 1

Sept. 3

Ford Enterprises 16, High Tek 10

Lil Truckahs 8, Waggy's Woodworks 3

Sept. 4

B52's 5, Brooks Trap Mill 3

Sept. 5

Barstow Farms 22, Mainly Pawn 2

High Tek 11, Knox County Benchwarmers 9

Sept. 6

Barstow Farms 14, Hammerheads 7

Sept. 8

Mainly Pawn 6, Waggy's Woodworks 4

Barstow Farms 13, Lil Truckahs 3

Barstow Farms 5, High Tek 1

Brooks Trap Mill 14, High Tek 11

Hammerheads 10, Bench Jockeys 8

B52's 11, Bench Jockeys 3

Knox County Benchwarmers 22, Bonnie's Place 2

Ford Enterprises 5, B52's 4

Ford Enterprises 9, Brooks Trap Mill 7

Sept. 10

High Tek 16, Bench Jockeys 11

Sept. 11

Hammerheads 16, Waggy's Woodworks 5

Barstow Farms 7, Ford Enterprises 0

Brooks Trap Mill 20, Mainly Pawn 4

Sept. 12

Barstow Farms 17, Bonnie's Place 1

Brooks Trap Mill 11, Bench Jockeys 10

Sept. 15

Ford Enterprises 13, Hammerheads 12

Knox County Benchwarmers 16, Waggy's Woodworks 4

Brooks Trap Mill 12, Hammerheads 4

Lil Truckahs 28, Mainly Pawn 5

Knox County Benchwarmers 12, Bench Jockeys 4

Lil Truckahs 31, Bonnie's Place 5

DX 13, B52's 9

High Tek 10, Bonnie's Place 1

Barstow Farms 8, DX 1

Sept. 17

High Tek 9, Mainly Pawn 5

Sept. 18

B52's 17, Mainly Pawn 2

Brooks Trap Mill 18, DX 4

Sept. 22

Knox County Benchwarmers 17, Mainly Pawn 2

Brooks Trap Mill 6, Lil Truckahs 5

DX 12, Bonnie's Place 3

Barstow Farms 7, Brooks Trap Mill 3

Hammerheads 24, DX 4

Waggy's Woodworks 8, Bonnie's Place 5

High Tek 8, Waggy's Woodworks 5

Knox County Benchwarmers 5, Ford Enterprises 0

Ford Enterprises 12, Mainly Pawn 11

Sept. 25

B52's 12, Waggy's Woodworks 4

Knox County Benchwarmers 23, Hammerheads 2

Sept. 29

High Tek 15, DX 5

Barstow Farms 14, Knox County Benchwarmers 12

Brooks Trap Mill 19, Bonnie's Place 0

Mainly Pawn 17, DX 5

Knox County Benchwarmers 15, B52's 13

Bench Jockeys 23, Bonnie's Place 6

Lil Truckahs 13, B52's 10

Bench Jockeys 15, Waggy's Woodworks 3

Ford Enterprises 6, Lil Truckahs 4

Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League
Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League on Oct. 6 between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers in Waldoboro. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Zack Miller)
Brooks Trap Mill, champions for 2019 in the Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League. (Courtesy of: Elizabeth Simmons)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. Knox County Benchwarmers. (Courtesy of: Marcus Benner)
Scene from Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League championship between Brooks Trap Mill and Knox County Benchwarmers on Oct. 6 at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. Knox County Benchwarmers and Brooks Trap Mill teams come together for a photo. (Photo by: Marcus Benner)
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