Sunday, July 24, 2016

STAN MUSIAL STATE TOURNEY: Players have been drafted, and the games begin tonight

The Wolcott Scrappers are one of four Tri-State teams that will take part in the Stan Musial State Tournament this week.

The games begin tonight for Wolcott, along with the Watertown Blaze, the Naugatuck Dogs and the Terryville Black Sox. Wolcott opens play against the Stratford Storm at 7:30 at Penders Field in Stratford. Terryville begins with a game against Wallingford at 7 o'clock at Pat Wall Field in Wallingford. Naugatuck goes up against All-Star Batting at 7 o'clock at Danbury High School. Watertown faces Fedells Mechanics at 7:30 at the BAW Complex in Wolcott.

The BAW Complex in Wolcott will serve as a home for the Watertown Blaze tonight
in their Stan Musial State Tournament game against Fedells Mechanics.
Games continue on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday with the championship scheduled for Saturday. The top two finishers from the Musial tourney will advance to the AABC World Series, which will be played next month at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury.

The goal for teams participating in the Stan Musial State Tournament is to get here:
Waterbury Municipal Stadium, site of the AABC World Series next month.
Each of the four Tri-State participants got to three draft players from the league to partake in the Stan Musial tourney. Here's who each team chose (Players from area teams or local high schools are in bold. Each has his high school listed)

WOLCOTT -- Mike Milius, SS, Bethlehem Plowboys; Jesse Vermeech, P, Thomaston Threshers; John Lippincott, 2B, Winsted Whalers
WATERTOWN -- Mike Fabiaschi, SS, Tri-Town Trojans; Jesse Darcy, P, Bethlehem Plowboys; Jake Kawiecki, P, Southington 66ers (St. Paul Catholic)
NAUGATUCK -- Miles Scribner, P, Tri-Town; Pat O'Neill, P, Bethlehem; Gary Novakowski, Brass City Brew (Holy Cross)
TERRYVILLE -- Tony Geraci, C, Bethlehem; Paul Novakowski, C, Brass City (Holy Cross); Chris Callahan, OF, Bethlehem (Holy Cross)

Go to the Tri-State website for game results and updates. The Waterbury Republican-American also provides coverage of the tournament, so you can go there as well.

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