Veterans' Memorial Park

570 Nova Scotia Hill Rd., Watertown, CT 06795

Deland Field
Echo Lake Road
Watertown, Ct 06795

Water-Oak Athletic Club
"Home of the Indians"

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About Us

The Water-Oak Athletic Club was founded in 1989.  The club provides the youth of Watertown and Oakville an opportunity to play competetive travel baseball.  Teams play under the rules established by the American Amature Baseball Congress (AABC).  The age Groups are:

Roberto Clemente ages 7 & 8
Willie Mays ages 9 & 10
Pee Wee Reese ages 11 & 12
Sandy Koufax ages 13 & 14
Mickey Mantle ages 15 & 16

New for 2012 - Connie Mack ages 17 & 18

All teams are coached by experienced instructors.  Players who are members of the Water-Oak Athletic Club will receive training throughout the year at our indoor facility located at the Oakville Pinshop, 27 Main St. Oakville, CT.  The facility is equipped with multiple hitting cages outfitted with Jugs pitching machines, Two seventy foot pitching tunnels, multiple soft toss stations and a large open fielding area.  Membership in the Water-Oak Athletic Club allows players the opportunity to receive instruction during the cold winter months.  The indoor work-outs will prepare our members for the try-outs held in february for our travel teams.  

The Water-Oak Athletic Club has a proud tradition of winning.  The Club has had many State Championship teams since its inception:

1992 - First Connecticut State Championship won by our Sandy Koufax team coached 
            by Dave Overbaugh, Jim McEvoy and Don Labeck
1995 - Mickey Mantle coached by Scott Pietro and Don Labeck
1998 - Willie Mays coached by John Piacenza, Dave Granger, Steve Erickson and Brian
            Georgia. This team went on the become the North Atlantic Regional Champion
            and played in the World Series in Tennessee
2000 - Willie Mays coached by Phil Froese, Pete Boulier and Tony Mucciaro
2004 - Pee Wee Reese state champions and North Atlantic Regional Runner Ups 
            coached by Jim McEvoy, Pete Tehan and John Mondak
2005 - Pee Wee Reese coached by Dave Soucey, Dan Pelkey and John Willson.  The 
            team advanced to the North Atlantic quarterfinals and played in the 
            Cooperstown National Tournament
2007 - Mickey Mantle coached by John Petruzello and John Crowell
2007 - Sandy Koufax coached by Dan Ouellette, Carm Farese and Steve Neile
2009 - Roberto Clemente coached by Rob Graziano and Chris Torino
2012 - Pee Wee Reese 11U coached by Rob Graziano, Chris Torino Carl Carlson and
            Mike Davino

Notable Players who have gone on to play in College:

Tom Piacenza - Davidson College NC
Steve Blomberg - Davidson College NC
Chris Perrin - Bryant College
Connor McEvoy - Sacred Heart University
Kyle Tehan - Eastern CT State University
DJ Ouellette - WPI
Tom O'Brien - Siena
Mitch Kelly - Assumption

We are trying to keep this list current.  Players can email John Biello at with updated information.

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