Three Players Added to Bullfrogs Roster
Ritchie, Jackson and Pierce set to come to Green Bay in 2014
GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay Bullfrogs have announced the signing of catcher Jamie Ritchie from Belmont, freshman catcher Daniel Jackson from Long Beach State and junior infielder Mikole Pierce from UW-Whitewater. Pierce is a De Pere native.
Jamie Ritchie – C, 6’2”, 185 lbs (R/R), Junior
The Belmont junior has been an all-around threat at the dish for the Bruins this year. He is among the team leaders in multiple categories starting with his solid line of .285/.418/.431. He adds that to a resume that includes 10 doubles, three home runs, 21 runs batted in, six stolen bases, and a 21-to-18 BB-K ratio in 38 games started on the season. Ritchie is currently on track for his third straight season of at least 44 starts. His sophomore season he accumulated a .221 average, 27 runs, three home runs, and 30 RBI over 45 starts while his freshman campaign he posted a .203 average, 23 runs, and 16 RBI in 44 starts. The Buford, Georgia, native led his high school squad to a Georgia state championship.
Daniel Jackson – C, 6’2”, 195 lbs (R/R), Freshman
Jackson has been solid in his limited playing time for Long Beach State. He has managed to rack up a .207/.258/.207 line with two RBI in eight games started. The Pleasanton, California, native is a former 2nd team All-League selection as a high school junior and helped his Dons win the North Coast Section championship. He was recruited by Washington, Arizona, Cal Poly, and UC-Davis out of high school and is currently majoring in business management.
Mikole Pierce – INF, 6’3” (R/R), Junior
The 2013 regular season conference champions, UW-Whitewater, sport one of the best players in the vaunted Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in Pierce. He currently sits in the top-5 of the WIAC conference in seven different categories including slugging percentage, runs scored, hits, RBI, and total bases. He sports an impressive line of .433/.504/.691 to go along with his seven stolen bases, five doubles, four triples, four home runs, and 29 RBI in 25 games started. He follows up a sophomore campaign where he was named to the first-team All-WIAC and second team All-Midwest Region teams after racking up a .391/.464/.669 line with six home runs and team-high 48 RBI. The De Pere, Wisconsin native is a former two-time All-State selection who wears number seven in honor of the great Mickey Mantle.
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.