On demand: FCIAC Baseball Playoffs: No. 8 Danbury vs. No. 1 Darien

The Darien Blue Wave, who cruised through most of the FCIAC baseball regular season, face one of the few teams to give them trouble in 2016 — the Danbury Hatters — in the opening round of the FCIAC Baseball Playoffs.

You can watch the HAN Network broadcast live (or later on-demand) of the Friday, May 20, game in the video player below.

No. 1 seeded Darien (17-3, 13-3 in FCIAC) has led the league all season long. One of its three losses came to Danbury — in a game carried live on the HAN Network last month. No. 8 seeded Danbury (11-8, 9-7) has had its ups and downs but comes into the playoffs on one of those ups — after beating Staples on the last day of the regular season to sneak into the 2016 tournament. The Danbury-Staples game was carried live on HAN on Wednesday.

The other three quarterfinal games are also being played on Wednesday afternoon and Rob Adams and Co. will have updates throughout this broadcast. You can read more about the rest of the field at this link.

Friday’s winners will meet in the semifinals during a doubleheader at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport on Monday. You can watch the semifinals and championship live — and for free — on the HAN Network. Details are here.

On Saturday, we’ll have live coverage of the FCIAC boys lacrosse quarterfinals: No. 6 Wilton at No. 3 New Canaan, which starts at 4 p.m.

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 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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