When play kicks off later this morning for this week's leg of the Cooperstown Dream Parks Tournament, a group of young East Haven athletes will be among the many baseball players grabbing their gloves and taking to the field.
The East Haven Stingers — made up of players from the Momauguin Recreation League program — are one of only three Connecticut teams invited to participate in this week's portion of the tournament.
Over the next three days, the Easties will play six games — that's two games, also known as a doubleheader, each day — against teams from California, New Jersey, Minneaopolis, New York, Lousiana and Utah.
The Stingers' schedule is as follows:
- Sunday at 11 a.m.: Home vs. East Valley Eagles (CA)
- Sunday at 4:30 p.m.: Visitor vs Clark Bombers (NJ)
- Monday at 1:45 p.m.: Visitor vs Minneapolis Millers (MN)
- Monday at 7 p.m.: Home vs. Pine Bush Bombers (NY)
- Tuesday at 11 a.m.: Home vs Bayou Bombers (LA)
- Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.: Visitor vs. Utah Bandits (UT)
Watching the Games Live
Although the Easties' games won't be played locally here in Connecticut, you can still grab the team's action live.
The Cooperstown Dream Parks runs an online live streaming video service Dreams Park TV.
The channel will be showing two Stingers games live:
- Monday at 1:45 p.m. vs Minneapolis Millers
- Tuesday at 11 a.m. vs Bayou Bombers
For more information about the tournament and watching the East Haven games online, visit cooperstowndreamspark.com.