Waldoboro Adult Coed Softball League

South of the Border, Benchwarmers again tussle for league supremacy

South of the Border bats, fields way to another title in popular fall program
By Staff | Oct 05, 2017
Courtesy of: Marcus Benner South of the Border, champions of the Waldoboro Recreation Department's Adult Coed Softball League for 2017.

Waldoboro — In recent years, the cream of the crop in the popular fall Waldoboro Recreation Department's Adult Coed Softball League has been some combination of South of the Border and/or Knox County Benchwarmers.

Those teams, at least in recent seasons, have battled for supremacy and, ultimately, the coveted crown in the eight-team league.

Again, this fall, the opponents pushed each other to the limit before South of the Border emerged as the league champion. South of the Border has won several recent league titles.

The championship games were on Sunday, Oct. 1 at Medomak Valley High School.

The Benchwarmers beat South of the Border 13-11 earlier Sunday to force a winner-take-all finale, won by South of the Border 8-1.

Marcus Benner, Waldoboro Recreation Department director, presented the awards after the final game.

Games are played late-August through early-October at several venues in Waldoboro.

Click to view all scores from this season.

The final regular-season standings were: 1, South of the Border, 11-1, .917 winning percentage, 140-56 run differential; 2, Benchwarmers, 10-2, .833, 146-61; 3, Bench Jockeys, 7-5, .583, 85-96; 4, High Tek 7-5, .583, 90-82; 5, B52's 6-6, .500, 95-80; 6, Mainly Pawn, 4-8, .333, 82-120; 7, Grass Stains, 2-10, .167, 68-104; and 8, Empty Pitchers, 1-11, .083, 46-153.

South of the Border includes Gordon Simmons, Eric Hunt, Ashley Geel, Erin Chase, Andrea Williamson,Sarah Grant, Jarrod Simmons, Carlos Arteaga, Mike Young, Mike Jameson, Jeremy Byrd, Steven York, Taylor Williamson, Micah Williamson, Dwayne Neubig, Keith Simmons and Andrew Simmons.

Knox County Benchwarmers include Lee Smith, Heath Smith, Becca Smith, Jay Young, Kim Young, Robin Botley, Jason Yates, Jordan Carter, Jenn Daniels, Betsy Wedge, Lenny Wedge, Sara Cullity, Chris Burns, Jessie Vellieux, Dylan Maloney and Tim Jackson.

In the official championship game on Sunday, for the Benchwarmers, Jay Young (2 singles), Botley (double, RBI), Yates (single), Carter (single), Lee Smith (2 singles), Jackson (single) and Burns (2 singles, run) led the offense.

In the first "championship" game on Sunday, for the Benchwarmers, Jay Young (2 walks, 2 runs), Botley (2 walks, run), Yates (2 singles, 2 runs, RBI), Vellieux (2 singles, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Carter (home run, walk, 2 runs, 3 RBIs), Kim Young (walk, 2 runs, RBI), Maloney (2 walks, 2 runs, RBI), Becca Smith (2 walks, RBI), Lee Smith (3 singles, 4 RBIs), Cullity (2 singles) and Lenny Wedge (double) were keys offensively.

Game information for South of the Border will be added when it becomes available.

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

Knox County Benchwarmers, regular-season and postseason runners-up in the Waldoboro Recreation Department's Adult Coed Softball League for 2017. (Courtesy of: Marcus Benner)
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