Bullfrogs Add Two Right Handed Pitchers
Pair of Tall, Young Players Eager to Join Green Bay
Green Bay, Wis. – The Green Bay Bullfrogs have announced the signings of right-handed pitchers Sam Brunner from Dodge City Community College and Mike Ellenbest from Saginaw Valley State University.
Brunner is a 6’4, 200-pound redshirt sophomore from Denver, Colorado. Brunner returned to the bullpen in 2014 after a productive 2013 campaign. In 2013, Brunner pitched 12.1 innings, striking out twenty batters while walking just seven. Brunner had a 0.73 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and recorded three saves.
In 2014, Brunner pitched as both a starter and a reliever. His workload was increased to 54 innings, starting seven games and appearing in thirteen. He continued his success striking out opponents, recording a 55:23 strikeouts-to-walks ratio. In all, he recorded a 3-5 record with a 4.50 ERA and 1.20 WHIP, with two saves and two complete games.
Mike Ellenbest is a freshman from Medina, Ohio, listed at 6’4, 195 pounds. He redshirted his freshman season with Saginaw Valley State. Ellenbest served as his high school’s ace his senior year, recording a 4-1 record and a 2.21 ERA in 38 innings. The team tied as Northeast Ohio Conference River Division champions with a 7-3 record. He throws a mid-to-high 80’s fastball to compliment his curveball, changeup, and slider. Cardinals coach Walt Head was excited with his potential when he was able to sign Ellenbest last season.
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!
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.