FCIAC

Watch Live on HAN: Darien-Danbury baseball kicks off FCIAC tournament coverage

The 2016 FCIAC Spring Postseason heats up this weekend with two stellar matchups you can watch live on the HAN Network in streaming HD — wherever you are.

Friday, May 20 – Baseball Quarterfinals
Danbury at Darien, 4 p.m.

Saturday, May 21 – Boys Lacrosse Quarterfinals
Wilton at New Canaan, 4 p.m.

Baseball

Coverage begins with a big baseball rematch as No. 8 Danbury takes on the top-seeded Blue Wave in Darien in the FCIAC quarterfinals at 4 p.m., Friday, May 20. Darien lost just three FCIAC games during the regular season — one to Danbury, which grabbed the eighth and final seed in the baseball playoffs with a win over Staples on the last day of the regular season.

You can rewatch the Darien-Danbury game HAN Network covered live earlier this season in Danbury at this link. Danbury win over Staples on Wednesday is available at this link.

Here are all the FCIAC baseball quarterfinal matchups (with overall and FCIAC records in parenthesis), on Friday, May 20 (visit FCIAC.net for details):

No. 8 Danbury (11-8, 9-7) at No. 1 Darien (17-3, 13-3), 4 p.m.

No. 7 Warde (14-6, 10-6) at No. 2 Greenwich (12-7, 11-5), 4 p.m.

No. 6 St. Joseph (12-8, 10-6) at No. 3 Trumbull (13-6, 11-5), 4 p.m.

No. 5 Ridgefeld (14-6, 10-6) at No. 4 Norwalk (11-7, 10-6), 4:30 p.m.

HAN Network plans complete coverage of all three rounds of the FCIAC baseball playoffs. Find our entire playoff schedule, which includes nine games in seven days, here.

Boys Lacrosse

HAN Network then turns its attention to boys lacrosse and will have live coverage of all three playoff rounds, starting with Saturday’s quarterfinal game featuring No. 6 Wilton at No. 3 New Canaan at 4 p.m.

While New Canaan got off to a hot start this season, including an 11-2 win over Wilton back on April 12, the Rams have struggled down the stretch. The Rams started off 9-0 but won just four of its final seven games, including losing its last two games of the season. Wilton has had the opposite end to its season, winning eight of its last nine games. The only loss was to No. 2 Ridgefield in overtime.

Here are all the FCIAC boys lacrosse matchups (with overall and FCIAC records in parenthesis) on Saturday, May 21 (visit FCIAC.net for details):

No. 7 Ludlowe (11-5, 6-5) at No. 2 Ridgefield (13-3, 9-2), Noon

No. 5 Greenwich (9-6, 9-2) at No. 4 Staples (14-2, 9-2), Noon

No. 8 St. Joseph (8-8, 6-5) at No. 1 Darien (16-0, 11-0), 1 p.m.

No. 6 Wilton (12-4, 8-3) at No. 3 New Canaan (13-3, 9-2), 4 p.m.

HAN Network plans complete coverage of all three rounds of the FCIAC boys lacrosse playoffs. Find our entire playoff schedule, which includes nine games in seven days, here.

 

How to watch

The HAN Network live broadcast of the game can be seen 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 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.

Pitcher Andrew Winsch helped the Darien Blue Wave earn the No. 1 seed in the FCIAC playoffs this season. — Dave Stewart/HAN Network photo