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Hot, humid diamond action

Short, sweet season nears close for Rockland Ford Men's Softball League

Final regular-season game slated for July 27 — playoffs swing in July 30
By Staff | Jul 27, 2020
Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer X-Warmer Lee Smith makes a throw to first base against Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. X-Warmers beat Cutting Edge 12-10 at the Elks Field on Rankin Street.

Rockland — Short and sweet. With a lot of hot-and-humid fun in the sun — and on the diamond — for the Rockland Ford Men's Softball League this summer.

Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the league's regular-season games did not start until Friday, July 10 and were scheduled to finish on Monday, July 27, before the double-elimination playoffs begins on Thursday, July 30, with a championship clash scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8.

Thus far, the six-team league has seen three-time defending champion Mid-Knight Auto lead the pack.

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As of Monday, July 27, the standings included: Mid-Knight Auto, 5-0, 1.000 winning percentage; Reed’s Plumbing and Heating (formerly Simmons Lobster Wharf), 4-1, .800; ABI Masonry, 3-2, .600; X-Warmers, 2-3, .400; Cutting Edge, 1-4, .200; and Back Cove Yachts, 0-5, .000.

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

The final regular-season game was on Monday, July 27 as Mid-Knight Auto beat ABI Masonry 25-15. First place was on the line, in a sense, depending on the run-differential between the opponents.

The scores of games played thus far have included:

July 27 — Mid-Knight Auto 25, ABI Masonry 15.

July 26 — Reed’s Plumbing and Heating 11, X-Warmers 4; X-Warmers 13, Back Cove Yachts 12.

July 25 — ABI Masonry 18, Back Cove Yachts 9.

July 24 — X-Warmers 12, Cutting Edge 10.

July 23 — Reed’s Plumbing and Heating 15, ABI Masonry 6.

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

July 18 — ABI Masonry 12, Cutting Edge 2.

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.

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.

X-Warmers versus Cutting Edge
X-Warmers versus Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Video by: Holly Vanorse Spicer and Zack Miller)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmer and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from X-Warmers and Cutting Edge on July 24 in Rockland Ford Men's Softball League play. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
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