The Bridgeport Bluefish will host the Stratford Brakettes softball team on Sunday, June 14, at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard for the second annual Battle of the Sexes Game. The first pitch will be at 7:05 p.m. for the nine-inning game that will be played under fast-pitch softball rules.
During last year’s match-up, the Bluefish edged the Brakettes 2-1 in a dramatic fashion.
“The Brakettes are definitely looking for redemption this year,” says Bluefish General Manager Jamie Toole. “We can only expect the highest level of competition.”
The Stratford Brakettes are an amateur softball team and feature some of the best collegiate and post-collegiate players in the nation.
They are currently one of the longest running competitive softball teams in the United States, as 2015 will be their 69th year of softball competition.
Throughout their existence, the Brakettes have won 28 National Amateur Softball Association Championships and have produced 22 National A.S.A. Hall of Famers and 13 Olympians.
“Last year’s inaugural game was a classic,” said Brakettes General Manager Bob Baird. “It was a win-win for everyone, especially the fans who were treated to a very entertaining evening. The crowd of 3,946 was amazing and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t pack the park this year to see the Brakettes prevail.”
The Ballpark at Harbor Yard gates will open at 6:05 p.m.
General admission tickets will be sold for $12 in advance or $15 at the gate on the day of the game. For groups of 20 or more, tickets will be sold for $10 each.
Groups must be reserved prior to the game date. Tickets for the game are available by visiting the Bluefish ticket office, calling 203-210-BLUE, or going to bridgeportbluefish.com.