On demand: Staples at Danbury baseball

The FCIAC baseball (regular) season all comes down to Wednesday in Danbury (mostly). The Staples Wreckers come to town in control of their own postseason destiny and the Hatters needs a win and a little help to clinch the final playoff spot.

You can watch the Wednesday, May 18, game live (or later on-demand) in streaming HD from Danbury High School in the video player below:


Staples, at 9-6 in the FCIAC, holds is in a three-way tie for sixth place and would be seeded in the eighth and final playoff spot if the season ended Tuesday. Danbury, at 8-7, is tied for ninth place with Ludlowe, which beat the Hatters earlier this season.

If the Wreckers win, they make the playoffs. If Danbury wins and Ludlowe (at McMahon today) loses, the Hatters make the playoffs. They also could make the postseason with a win other help, which we hope to explain on today's broadcast.

This is the final day regular season action in the FCIAC. HAN Network will kick off its playoff coverage with baseball on Friday and boys lacrosse on Saturday. You can find more details here.

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.