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Bullfrogs Sign a Pair of Right Handers


Juniors look to build on successful seasons

Green Bay, Wis. – The Green Bay Bullfrogs have announced the signings of right-handed pitchers Dan Becks of St. Edward’s University and Roberto Baroniel of Nova Southeastern University.

Becks is a redshirt junior from Avon Lake, Ohio, listed at 6’0”, 185 pounds. Becks played baseball for just two years at Avon Lake high school. His senior year he earned all-conference first team and honorable mention All-Lorain County honors.

His college career has been rather eventful to this point. Becks redshirted first season at Akron University in 2011. In 2012, he pitched sixteen games for the Zips, recording a 4.70 ERA in 30.2 innings pitched with nineteen strikeouts and twelve walks. He had to redshirt once again in 2013 due to injury.

Becks had a solid 2014 campaign with the Hilltoppers. In fifteen innings of work, he recorded a 4.20 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP, striking out fourteen while walking eight. Becks finished the season with a 1-4 record, but recorded three saves.

Baroniel is a 6’4, 210-pound junior from Miami, Florida. “Bubba,” as his teammates call him, signed with the Bullfrogs after three seasons with the Sharks. He pitched in seven games his freshman season, starting four. He recorded a 5.16 ERA in 22.2 innings pitched, but walked just five while striking out twenty-three batters.

In 2013, Baroniel pitched fifteen games out of the bullpen. He recorded his first career save with an 8.38 ERA. Again, Baroniel did well striking out opponents, with twenty-two strikeouts in 19.1 innings.

It all came together in 2014 for Baroniel, serving as the ace of his staff. In thirteen starts, Baroniel recorded a 5-2 record with a 2.81 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 89.2 innings pitched. He struck out forty-eight while walking twenty-four.

The Bullfrogs take on the Battle Creek Bombers on Tuesday, May 27th at 7:05pm for the 2014 season opener. Group tickets, season tickets and single tickets are on sale NOW! 

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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