On demand: Wilton at Staples baseball

Last year, Wilton and Staples were the final two FCIAC baseball teams in the league’s postseason tournament. This year they are battling to get into the playoffs. You can watch the Warriors and Wreckers in a 2015 FCIAC Championship rematch live (or later on-demand) in the video player below.

The Wednesday, May 11, game’s first pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at Staples High School. Some technical problems delayed the start of the broadcast, which picks up action with no outs in the bottom of the second inning.

Coming into the game, Staples is tied with Danbury for the final two spots in the eight-team FCIAC playoffs, which start on Friday, May 20. Wilton finds itself in ninth place, a half-game back of the Wreckers and Hatters. So a win on Wednesday would put Wilton in the Top 8 with another week left in the season.

Here are Wednesday’s starting lineups:

Wilton
1. Henry Strmecki, RF
2. Drew Connolly, CF
3. Collin Kahal, 2B
4. Dillon Lifieri, SS
5. Henry Hovland, 1B
6. Jack Dooley, DH
7. Jack DiNanno, C
8. Matt D’Elisa, LF
9. Micheal Tienken, 3B
Pitcher: Bill Black

Staples
1. Jon Dedomenico, RF
2. Ben Casparius, P
3. Noah Yokoi, 1B
4. Chad Knight, 3B
5. Mike Fanning, DH
6. Max Popken, SS
7. Matt Stone, C
8. Mike Cusa, 2B
9. Sam Arciola, CF
Left field: Chris Drbal

All three rounds of the FCIAC baseball tournament will be carried live on the HAN Network.

On Thursday, HAN will have live softball: Trumbull at Stamford. Here’s a link to the entire broadcast schedule.

How to watch

The HAN Network live broadcast of the game can be seen on this page, our homepage, HAN.Network, and on affiliate websites including FCIAC.net. The stream usually starts 10 minutes before the event is scheduled to begin. Rob Adams and crew join you five minutes before the contest begins. Keep in mind that start times are subject to change (teams often share venues and schedules can fall behind). Keep an eye on our Twitter feed for the latest updates.

It’s easy to watch HAN Network broadcasts on your smart televisions or with Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast.

The HAN Network, formerly known as Hersam Acorn Newspapers, is the exclusive FCIAC broadcast partner through the spring of 2018. HAN Network’s broadcasting division replaced HANRadio.com with a new focus on live video streams of high school athletics along with the Network’s news and lifestyle programming.

Along with Connecticut high school sports contests, HAN broadcasts a daily news program, Coffee Break, focusing on southwestern Connecticut at 11 a.m. and a sports talk show, Nutmeg Sports, Monday-Wednesday. You can watch all the shows at HAN.Network or on demand at live.HAN.Network/han-on-demand/.

You can check out more of the winter schedule at this link. And be sure to follow the HAN Network on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

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