The playoff pressure was ratcheted up this week as top contenders vied for glory in New Milford Parks & Recreation's men's and women's slowpitch softball leagues.

At stake are titles in four men's divisions and in the nine-team women's loop.

The playoffs opened Aug. 5 and will climax late next week if Mother Nature doesn't strike too often with rain.

For the playoff schedule and pairings as the action moves along, call Parks & Recreation at 860-355-6050.

For playoff results and more photos, see next week's Greater New Milford Spectrum.