Duo from Lenoir-Rhyne set to join Green Bay
Vieitez leads Bears in hitting
Green Bay, Wis. –The Green Bay Bullfrogs are pleased to announce the signing of two players from Lenoir-Rhyne University located in Hickory, North Carolina. Junior Ivan Vieitez (OF/RHP) and sophomore Matthew De La Rosa (INF/RHP) will join the Bullfrogs for the summer 2014 season.
OF/RHP – Ivan Vieitez, 6’1”, 170 lbs (R/R), Junior
Vieitez has had a stellar junior season for the Bears, starting all forty games, while leading the team in nearly every offensive statistical category. In 134 at-bats this season, Vieitez has a team-leading .440 batting average, with 59 hits, 13 doubles, three triples, three home runs, and 34 RBI. Along with a team-high slugging percentage, .649, and on-base percentage, .524, Vieitez leads the Bears with seven stolen bases and a .978 fielding percentage. Combined with his abilities at the plate, Vieitez has led the Bears on the mound as well, making him a formidable dual-threat talent. In nine appearances on the hill, seven of those being starts, Vieitez owns a 4-5 record with a 3.19 ERA. He has three complete games. Opposing batters are hitting just .251 against the right-hander who is originally from Miami, Fla.
INF/RHP – Matthew De La Rosa, 6’2”, 195 lbs (R/R), Sophomore
The Bullfrogs will welcome another dual-threat player from Lenoir-Rhyne in infielder/right-handed pitcher, Matthew De La Rosa. De La Rosa currently leads the Bears in games played with 45, and has started in every game this season. In 153 at-bats this season, De La Rosa has a .216 batting average with 33 hits, 15 runs scored, 18 RBI, and is second on the team in walks with 14. He owns a .288 slugging percentage and on-base percentage as well. The Austin, Tex. native, who transferred to Lenoir-Rhyne from Cisco College, has made just one appearance on the mound this season, throwing 1/3 of an inning.
The Bullfrogs take on the Battle Creek Bombers on Tuesday, May 27th at 7:05pm for the 2014 season opener. Single game tickets will go on-sale on Saturday, April 26th at 9:00am. Group tickets and season tickets are on sale NOW!
The Green Bay Bullfrogs are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.greenbaybullfrogs.com.