Home Team for Former WHS Stars:  Brass City Bombers Take Baseball Center Stage

PASSION PLAYER - His numbers at Watertown High School and at AIC told local baseball fans all they had to know about Cam DeFeo...he loves and excels at the game. Among several local players without a team to play on this summer, DeFeo and some former teammates have found a home with the Brass City Bombers of the CCBL, whose general manager is former Oakville American Legion coach Scott Ouellette.  

WATERTOWN - No Cape Cod, New England Collegiate or American Legion baseball, you say? Due to COVID-19 there isn’t, but that doesn’t mean that for the time being there isn’t a place for the Boys of Summer to ply their trade. It’s called the Connecticut Collegiate Baseball League, and under the guidance of general manager and former Oakville American Legion coach Scott Ouellette, the Brass City Bombers are now the home team for several local players who found themselves without a diamond to roam amidst the pandemic.

Consisting of nine teams, the CCBL, with three of it’s teams calling Manchester home, is serving as the go-to league for area baseball stars, among them former Watertown High School standouts Cam DeFeo, Justin Guerrera,  Rob Johnston and Austin Brown.

The team, which will play it’s home games at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury, got off to a 2-1 start, beginning with a 7-1 win over the Tobacco Valley Renegades on June 24. 

In a doubleheader at the stadium on June 28, the Bombers, coached by longtime Ouellette Oakville assistant Tim Belcher, improved to 2-0 with an 8-6 win over the Renegades, who bounced back to take the nightcap, 5-2.

No Cape Cod, New England Collegiate or American Legion baseball?

No problem.

STANDINGS                  W-L

Manchester Meagles         4-0

Manchester Eagles            3-0

Brass City Bombers           2-1

Manchester Mavs              3-2

Simsbury SaberCats          3-2

Wallingford Silver Storm   2-2

Tobacco Valley Renegades 1-4

Glastonbury Arrows           0-3

Southington Shock             0-4


July 6 @Glastonbury (Riverfront Pk.) 7 p.m.

July 7 Southington (Stadium) 7 p.m.

July 9 Manchester Mavs (Stdaium) 7 p.m.

July 10 Manchester Meagles (Stadium) 7 p.m.

July 15 Simsbury (Stadium) 7 p.m.

July 16 @Wallingford (Pat Wall Field) 7 p.m.

July 17 @Hamden (NB Stadium) 6:35 p.m.

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