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Rockland Ford Men's Softball League players smash hits

Early standings show familiar teams near top of standings: Mid-Knight Auto
By Staff | Jul 20, 2020
Photo by: Ken Waltz Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17 in Rockland Ford Men’s Softball League play at the Elks Field. Cutting Edge's Thomas Curtis makes a pitch.

Rockland — Rockland Ford Men’s Softball League players are back on the diamond and, between late-afternoon July thunderstorms and the cloudy skies created by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and its safety concerns and protocols, have enjoyed a few weeks of fun in the sun.

The six-team, slow-pitch league will have a shortened regular season, as games began on Friday, July 10 and expect to finish on Monday, July 27, weather permitting, before the double-elimination playoffs begin, with a championship clash on Saturday, Aug. 8.

Watch video and see more than 80 photos below.

As of Sunday, July 19, the standings included: Mid-Knight Auto, 4-0, 1.000 winning percentage; ABI Masonry, 1-0, 1.000; Reed's Plumbing and Heating (formerly Simmons Lobster Wharf), 2-1, .667; Cutting Edge, 1-2, .333; X-Warmers, 0-2, .000; and Back Cove Yachts, 0-3, .000.

Perennial league championship contenders Mid-Knight Auto and Reed's Plumbing and Heating squared off on Sunday, July 19, as Mid-Knight prevailed 14-4.

Games are played on the Elks Lodge Field on upper Rankin Street.

The scores of games played thus far have included:

July 19 — Mid-Knight Auto 18, X-Warmer 8; Mid-Knight Auto 14, Reed's Plumbing and Heating 4.

July 17 — Mid-Knight Auto 27, Cutting Edge 12; Reed's Plumbing and Heating 11, Cutting Edge 4.

July 15 — Reed's Plumbing and Heating 18, Back Cove Yachts 10.

July 14 — Mid-Knight Auto 30, Back Cove Yachts 10.

July 12 — ABI Masonry 12, X-Warmers 8.

July 10 — Cutting Edge 6, Back Cove Yachts 5.

The playoffs are scheduled for July 30 through Aug. 8.

In the past 10-plus years, Mid-Knight Auto has won four league titles, including the last three, and Simmons Lobster Wharf and Boothbay Yacht three apiece.

The league champs from 2007 to present have included: Boothbay Yacht, 2007; Southend Grocery/Omni Construction, 2008; Boothbay Yacht, 2009; Boothbay Yacht, 2010; Port Clyde, 2001; Simmons Lobster Wharf, 2012; AFLAC, 2013; Mid-Knight Auto, 2014; Simmons Lobster Wharf, 2015; Simmons Lobster Wharf, 2016; Mid-Knight Auto, 2017; Mid-Knight Auto, 2018; and Mid-Knight Auto, 2019.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

Rockland Ford Men's Softball League
Rockland Ford Men's Softball League on July 17. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Zack Miller)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Mid-Knight Auto and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Simmons Lobster Wharf and Cutting Edge on July 17. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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