AREA ROUNDUP: Little League regionals only game left in town

The Little League Baseball New England and Mid-Atlantic Regionals are the only major tournament baseball taking place in the Sports on CT-69 area.
To see those games, go to the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center, home of Breen Field, on Mix Street in Bristol.
To see a local team, check out the Bristol Knights of the Connecticut Twilight League. The two-time defending champions open the playoffs on Wednesday at Rotary Field in South Windsor.

Waterbury’s busy stretch of baseball came to an end Sunday with the championship round of the AABC World Series at Municipal Stadium’s Bob Palmer Field. The Watertown Blaze needed one win over the Albany Athletics (New York) to claim the title, but Albany won both games and became champions. Watertown resumes play in the Connecticut Tri-State Baseball League Playoffs this week as the top seed. They will be joined in the playoffs by the Naugatuck Dogs, who also competed in the Stan Musial World Series.

Waterbury Municipal Stadium, including Bob Palmer Field, was host to three
different AABC World Series. The last one, the Stan Musial, was completed
on Sunday with two games between the Watertown Blaze and the Albany Athletics.

Tri-State Commissioner Eddie Gadomski was thrilled with what occurred at Municipal Stadium along with Fuessenich Park in Torrington and Deland Field in Watertown. Here’s what he wrote on the league website.

“I sat in the Press Box at Municipal Stadium like a ‘proud papa watching his kids play in the AABC World Series championship and couldn’t be anymore grateful for what Watertown has done for the Tri-State Baseball League and the Stan Musial level, making an amazing run in their first ever appearance in a showcase tournament against the best teams from the Northeast of America. I had so many teams, players, and fans texting me non-stop asking how Watertown and Naugy are doing – during the games!!” 
 The Municipal Stadium complex and Waterbury can also be proud of the hosting job it did for the Roberto Clemente, Mickey Mantle and Stan Musial World Series. It was a lot to take on, yet the Brass City took it in, and did well. 

Bristol’s Muzzy Field also had a busy stretch of baseball, including hosting some games in the AABC Mickey Mantle World Series. Muzzy was also home to the American Legion Northeast Regional. The regional finished up on Sunday, with Cumberland, R.I.-based Upper Deck 86/14 winning the title over Connecticut champion RCP (Rocky Hill-Cromwell-Portland).

Muzzy Field in Bristol finished hosting the American Legion Northeast Regional yesterday.
The park also hosted the AABC Mickey Mantle World Series.

Bristol Post 2, the host team, went 1-2 in regional play.
The crowds may not have been big, but Muzzy is always a good play to host a tournament.

Here’s hoping both Municipal Stadium and Muzzy Field continue to host many postseason baseball tournaments in the future.