Bridgeport, CT - The Bridgeport Bluefish announced Tuesday 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.
“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 each registrant having the great experience of being able to participate 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 begin at 1:00 pm
To sign up and reserve your tryout spot contact Paul Herrmann at (203) 416-1715 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also go to http://bridgeportbluefish.com.ismmedia.com/ISM3/std-content/repos/Top/2013%20Bluefish%20Player%20Tryout%20Form.pdf to download the registration form.