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Battle of the Sexes

‘Fish to battle the Stratford Brakettes again on July 23 at Harbor Yard

The Bridgeport Bluefish will once again host the Stratford Brakettes softball team on Sunday, July 23 at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard for the fourth annual Battle of the Sexes exhibition game. The game will be a nine-inning contest played under fast-pitch softball rules.


The Bluefish currently lead the rivalry series three games to none. During the inaugural match-up in 2014, the Bluefish edged the Brakettes 2-1 in a dramatic walk-off fashion. In 2015, the ‘Fish again took the victory by a score of 7-3. Last year, the men took the game by a closer score of 3-1.

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 2017 will be their 71st 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.

Game time on Sunday, July 23 will be 7:00 p.m. with The Ballpark at Harbor Yard gates opening at 6:00 p.m. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online. Tickets will be sold for $12.00 in advance or $15.00 at the gate on the day of the game. For groups of 20 or more, tickets will be sold for $10.00 each. Groups must be reserved piror to the game date. Tickets for the game are available by visiting the Bluefish Box Office, calling (203) 210-BLUE, or going to