Tuesday, August 16, 2016

AMATEUR ANECDOTES: Wolcott Scrappers undefeated in Over 38 League

The regular season is winding down in the Northeast Baseball Association Over 38 League, and the Wolcott Scrappers still don't have a loss.
Wolcott sits at a perfect 13-0. The Scrappers have had plenty of production with the bats this season. Kevin Campbell homered in each of the team's first two games.Wayne Chance, Ben Power, Craig Prasauckas, Branden Strileckis and Jim Hanlon have also contributed on offense for Wolcott.
On the mound, Kenny Fairfax, Pat Murphy, Dave Loomis and EJ D'Ettore have done well.
The team with the next best record in the league is the Danbury Bandits at 13-1. The Scrappers and Bandits are scheduled to play on Aug. 27 at 4 p.m. at Wolcott High School. Danbury is in first place by a point, 40 to 39. During the regular season, each team gets three points for a win, one point for a loss. 
Erik Williams is the Scrappper manager, according to the league website.

There are several local teams in this league, including the Scrappers. The Wolcott Colonials and Waterbury TimberRattlers also call the league home, along with teams in towns like Southington and Naugatuck. The Colonials are managed by Ryan Wagner, the TimberRattlers by Neil Fraser.

For the Colonials, Jesse Carpenter and Adam Peters have contributed on offense while Dave Moriarty, Anthony Passiniti, Jay McCormack and Tim Hinckley have had good efforts on the mound.

All 17 teams make the postseason. The top eight play in the Championship bracket while 9-17 go to the single elimination President's bracket. The Colonials are 6-9 and sit two spots outside of the Championship bracket. The TimberRattlers (0-13) have yet to win a game.

Playoffs are scheduled to begin on Sept. 10.

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