Extra Precautions Underway for Players in Little League Regional Tournaments - NBC Connecticut

Extra Precautions Underway for Players in Little League Regional Tournaments

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    Today will be another scorcher and that will be especially brutal for Little League baseball players competing in the regionals in Bristol. 

    Fairfield won on Thursday, with a 17-11 win over New Hampshire and the team will take on Massachusetts today at 1 p.m., when the sun is strong and there’s a potential for storms. 

     Washington will play Pennsylvania at 7 p.m.

    Staff members working the tournament are providing players with plenty of water and Gatorade throughout the day and will have buckets with cold towels and the coaches and Bristol Hospital athletic trainer will be keeping an eye on the players. 

    "You're sweating to keep yourself cooled down but you got to keep dry clothes on because -- if you have, like right now, my shirt is a little bit wet --- it's going to be harder for that sweat to get out and for that air to evaporate off of me," Christine Weaving, the Bristol Hospital athletic trainer, said. 

    Players will be encouraged to stay in the dugout and out of the sun as much as possible.