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Teams chase rolling, unbeaten Benchwarmers in hot-and-heavy coed play

Defending champs lead 13-team league as regular-season games head to final weeks
By Staff | Jul 24, 2020
Photo by: Zack Miller Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Mid-Coast Co-Ed Softball League play at Lincolnville Central School. Benchwarmer Dylan Maloney makes a throw across the diamond.

It is said once a train gets rolling down the tracks it is difficult to stop. Let us introduce the Knox County Benchwarmers, the proverbial rumbling freight train of the Mid-Coast Co-Ed Softball League.

As opponents try to solve the tough-to-crack puzzle that is the league-leading, unbeaten, dominating Benchwarmers, play will continue another two weeks before the playoffs swing in.

With two weeks of diamond clashes left before the postseason begins, the Benchwarmers have done much more than just "warm the bench," as the defending champions have stepped onto the field and started the campaign with 10 straight wins.

And, as usual, the talented, historically cohesive group has won in convincing fashion.

The defending titlists are 10-0 and lead the 13-team league after games played through Monday, July 27. The Benchwarmers have dominated foes this summer to the tune of outscoring opponents 183-44 in 10 games.

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Coed games are played at four venues: Jaycee Park on Old County Road in Rockland, Lincolnville Central School, Hope Elementary School and the former Rockport Elementary School off the corners of Route 1 and 90.

The league standings, as of Monday, July 27, were: Knox County Benchwarmers, 10-0, 1.000 winning percentage; Feener Pride, 7-1, .875; Yandell Construction Hammerheads, 6-2, .750; Free Press Redwings, 7-3, .700; Myrtle Mayhem, 5-4, .556; Willey Wharf, 5-4, .556; Maine Cat, 6-5, .545; Smokin’ Rokys, 3-6, .333; Steel Pro, 3-6, .333; French & Brawn Baggers, 2-6, .250; DX, 2-6, .250; Northeast Concrete, 2-6, .250; and Bonnie’s Place, 0-9, .000. (Sorted on percentage, head to head, run differential.)

Thus far, Feener Pride has outscored opponents 82-62, Yandell Construction Hammerheads 92-57, Free Press Redwings 116-63, Maine Cat 133-93, Smokin' Rokys 72-66 and Willey Wharf 71-67. Other squads have been outscored by foes this season.

Scores from games thus far have included:

July 27 — Maine Cat 16, Willey Wharf 6; Free Press Redwings 20, Myrtle Mayhem 3; Northeast Concrete 11, Steel Pro 6.

July 24—  Yandell Construction Hammerheads 16, French & Brawn Baggers 7; Fenner Pride 14, DX 4.

July 23 — Smokin' Rokys 11, Myrtle Mayhem 2; Knox County Benchwarmers 15, Maine Cat 3.

July 22 — Yandell Construction Hammerheads 13, Steel Pro 3; Myrtle Mayhem 7, Willey Wharf 5.

July 21 — Knox County Benchwarmers 14, Free Press Redwings 6; French & Brawn Baggers 30, Bonnie's Place 5; Willey Wharf 9, Smokin’ Rokys 8.

July 20 — Feener Pride 12, Myrtle Mayhem 9; Maine Cat 15, DX 12.

July 17 — Maine Cat 11, Smokin' Rokys 4; Knox County Benchwarmers 22, Yandell Construction Hammerheads 2; DX 8, Bonnie’s Place 3.

July 16 — Free Press Redwings 7, Steel Pro 3; Myrtle Mayhem 12, French & Brawn Baggers 11.

July 15 — Feener Pride 6, Northeast Concrete 3; Myrtle Mayhem 6, Maine Cat 4.

July 14 — Free Press Redwings 17, Maine Cat 15; Myrtle Mayhem 15, DX 4.

July 13 — Northeast Concrete 9, Bonnie's Place 3; Knox County Benchwarmers 28, French & Brawn Baggers 11; Steel Pro 8, Willey Wharf 6.

July 10 — Free Press Redwings 21, Bonnie's Place 3; Knox County Benchwarmers 13, Steel Pro 1.

July 9 — Yandell Construction Hammerheads 12, Northeast Concrete 0; Willey Wharf 6, Free Press Redwings 3; Feener Pride 13, Smokin' Rokys 6.

July 6 — Yandell Hammerheads 8, Smokin' Rokys 3; Knox County Benchwarmers 23, Bonnie’s Place 3; Feener Pride 11, French & Brawn 8; Willey Wharf 16, Northeast Concrete 3.

July 2 — Willey Wharf 6, DX 4; Yandell Construction Hammerheads 10, Maine Cat 5; Smokin’ Rokys 19, Bonnie’s Place 2.

July 1 — Knox County Benchwarmers 18, Northeast Concrete 3; Feener Pride 9, Free Press Redwings 8.

June 26 — French Brawn Baggers 7, Smokin’ Rokys 6; Steel Pro 17, Bonnie’s Place 10.

June 25 — Steel Pro 6, Maine Cat 4; Yandell Hammerheads 23, DX 7; Knox County Benchwarmers 18, Feener Pride 6.

June 24 — Knox County Benchwarmers 22, Myrtle Mayhem 2; Free Press Redwings 10, Smokin’ Rokys 4.

June 23 — Willey Wharf 10, Yandell Construction Hammerhead 8.

June 22 — DX 10, Steel Pro 8; Myrtle Mayhem 16, Bonnie’s Place 10; Free Press Redwings 15, Northeast Concrete 5; Maine Cat 18, French & Brawn 5.

June 19 — Maine Cat 34, Bonnie’s Place 5; Feener Pride 11, Steel Pro 6.

June 18 — Smokin' Rokys 11, DX 4; Knox County Benchwarmers 10, Willey Wharf 7; Free Press Redwings 9, French & Brawn Baggers 1.

June 17 — Maine Cat 8, Northeast Concrete 7.

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

Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings
Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Mid-Coast Co-Ed Softball League play in Lincolnville. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Knox County Benchwarmers versus Free Press Redwings on July 21 in Lincolnville. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
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