Softball

Hartford Firefighters Vs. Police: Baseball Battle In A Boy's Memory

HARTFORD — On Saturday, the oldest and bitterest of city rivalries — police vs. fire — will play out at Dunkin' Donuts Park in the name of charity.

The Hartford Police Department and the Hartford Fire Department will scrabble for city bragging rights over a softball game — the first-ever Julio Lozada Softball Classic — which kicks off at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Proceeds from tickets, which are $10 apiece, will benefit the Julio Lozada Foundation, a local non-profit that offers scholarships and mentor programs to city youth.

Though Saturday's contest is eagerly anticipated, the game commemorates a tragedy — the death of 12-year-old Julio Lozada, who was trapped in a collapsed...