OAKLAND — Harold Alfond Fenway Park is built to two-thirds scale of Boston’s original, but for the ballplayer who hits one of its Green Monster this weekend, or even over it, the thrill will be full-sized.

This weekend, the ballpark at Camp Tracy will host the second annual Harold Alfond Fenway Park Invitational. Cal Ripken teams from across central Maine will take part, along with two teams from Hanover, N.H., and one team from Norwich, Vt.

The three-day event begins at 4 p.m. Friday when the Norwich (Vt.) Hawks take on Skowhegan Hammond Lumber.

“It’s pretty fun,” Isaac LeBlanc, the tournament director and Camp Tracy director, said. “It’s all about playing.”

For the second straight year, three teams will make the 4-5 hour drive from the Hanover, N.H. area for the chance to play at Harold Alfond Fenway Park.

“They’re very excited to come back,” LeBlanc said.

The Norwich Hawks, Hanover Green Machine and Hanover Bulldogs will each stay at Camp Tracy, and each team will play four games. Central Maine teams participating represent Augusta, Skowhegan, Oakland, Sidney, Belgrade, Messalonskee and Norridgewock.

“The local teams signed up first come, first served,” LeBlanc said.

Skowhegan elected to have each of its teams play one game in the tournament, so more players would have the chance to play on the Fenway replica.

All proceeds from the tournament will go to support the Boys and Girls Club and YMCA of Greater Waterville.

Travis Lazarczyk — 861-9242

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