(Bridgeport, Conn. – Feb. 12, 2013) – The Bridgeport Bluefish today announced that open tryouts for the team will be held at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on Saturday, April 6th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, with a live on field scrimmage following the tryout for elected participants.
“This is a great opportunity for a player to come to the ballpark and show off his skills in hopes to play at this level,” said Bluefish general manager Ken Shepard. “We’re looking forward to hopefully finding players from the tryout to invite to spring training and join our roster.”
There will be an administration fee of $75 to tryout, with elected participants having the great experience of being able to play in a live game on the field at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard following the tryout.
Position players are to report to The Ballpark at Harbor Yard at 9:30 am for registration, while pitchers report at 11:00 am for registration. Participants must be at least eighteen years of age. All those present should provide their career statistics and must supply their own wooden bats and baseball gloves. All participants will be required to sign a release form before trying out for the team.
Coaches and representatives from the Bluefish will be on hand to evaluate the players at the ballpark, including Manager and former Major Leaguer Willie Upshaw. A group of Major League affiliated scouts will also be in attendance to evaluate all the prospects.
The Pro-Tryout Specifications will include:
60 yard dash
Pop Time (Catchers)
Infielders/Outfielders – Defensive Drills
Position Players Hit in Cage, Pitchers light bullpen (pre-scrimage)
Scrimmages for elected participants by the coaching staff begin at 1:00 pm
To sign up and reserve your tryout spot please contact Paul Herrmann at (203) 416-1715 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also CLICK HERE to download the registration form.
The Bridgeport Bluefish Professional Baseball Club, a char team in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, plays its home games at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, located off Exit 27 of I-95 on the corner of Broad Street and South Frontage Road in Bridgeport. 2013 season tickets and ticket plans are available by calling 203-345-4800. Visit the Bluefish online at http://www.bridgeportbluefish.com.
Bluefish To Hold Open Player Tryout
Showcase your skills in front of Bluefish and Major League scouts