The Connecticut Tri-State Baseball League begins play on Sunday, and several local teams will be in action.
One of those is Blasius Chevrolet. If that name doesn't sound familiar, that's because it's the new one for the former Brass City Brew. Blasius Chevrolet takes on the Naugatuck Dogs at 10 a.m. at Hotchkiss Field in Prospect. Last season, the then-Brass City Brew made the Tri-State Playoffs, but they hope to do more in 2017 as Blasius Chevrolet.
The first game to start in 2017 will feature the East Mountain Cougars. East Mountain hosts the Winsted Whalers at 9 a.m. at Crosby High School.
The Wolcott Scrappers, no strangers to Tri-State success, host the defending league and Stan Musial state champion Watertown Blaze at 6:30 p.m. at the BAW Complex.
The Bristol Greeners wait until Tuesday to start the season. Bristol plays the Tri-Town Trojans at 5:45 p.m. at Community Field in Litchfield.
In other area news, Waterbury is again the host of the AABC Stan Musial World Series. Games will be played from Aug. 2-6 at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury, Fuessenich Park in Torrington, and Harbor Yard in Bridgeport.
Zach Sehnal was the lone local player to make the All-Star team. Sehnal is one of the top pitchers for Wolcott.