NORTHWOODS LEAGUE ANNOUNCES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 27, 2009
Bullfrogs Return Two Reliable Arms
(GREEN BAY, WI) Green Bay’s new skipper Ron Nedset announced that pitchers Chad Blauer and Tim Jolly will return to the Bullfrogs roster for the 2009 season.
The workhorse pitching tandem returns after combining for 10 wins and 95 strikeouts in 126.2 innings of work last season in Green Bay’s second season in the Northwoods League.
“We are excited to have both Chad and Tim back this year,” Green Bay field manager Ron Nedset said. “These young men are talented but more importantly they are quality individuals.”
Blauer, originally from Huntington Beach, CA, pitches for Point Loma Nazarene College. The 6-foot-3 215-pound right-hander has a 1-0 record along with 10 strikeouts in two mound appearances this spring for the Sea Lions. Prior to Point Loma Nazarene Blauer pitched at San Diego Community College where he helped the Olympians win a conference championship.
During last summer’s Bullfrogs campaign he finished with a 4-2 record in 15 appearances, including seven starts on the mound. Blauer pitched 56.2 innings and struck out a team-high 50 batters with a 2.70 ERA. He is pursuing a degree in psychology at PLNC with the intention of working as a sports psychologist.
So far this spring Blauer is 5-1 with a 2.08 ERA in seven starts for the Sea Lions.
“You can never, with an emphasis on never, have too much pitching,” Nedset said. “The old saying that ‘good pitching beats good hitting’ is true in every sense and we look for big things from Chad (Blauer) and Tim (Jolly) as well as from our entire pitching staff.”
Jolly is a 5-foot-11 200-pound sophomore at the University of La Verne. During his freshman campaign the native of Claremont, CA, flourished striking out a team-high 69 batters for the SCIAC Champions. He also earned first-team all-conference honors as a pitcher. This season he has struck out 11 batters in three appearances for the Leopards.
Last summer Jolly had one of the most successful seasons by a pitcher for the Bullfrogs throwing a record 70 innings, as well as tying the record for most wins in a season with six. He finished the season with 45 strikeouts and a 3.90 ERA.