Bullfrogs Sign First Player for 2015
Appleton native Nathan Disch returns to Bullfrogs
Green Bay, Wis. – The Green Bay Bullfrogs went to Badger Elementary School in Appleton on Tuesday to announce the signing of Nathan Disch to the 2015 Bullfrogs roster. The right handed pitcher graduated from Appleton West High School and currently plays at Jacksonville University. Disch returns after being an important part of the Bullfrogs pitching staff in 2014.
Disch appeared on the mound in nine games for the Bullfrogs in 2014, starting five of those games. Disch was able to collect a 5-0 record with an ERA of just 1.45. Disch struck out 27 of the batters that he faced in 2014, and walked just five. Disch is entering his sophomore year of eligibility at Jacksonville this year.
“I am excited to have Nathan back for the 2015 season,” said Bullfrogs Field Manager Darrell Handelsman. “He proved last year what an asset he can be on the pitching staff and it will be a pleasure to coach such a great local kid again this season.”
“We are excited to have Nathan on the squad for the 2015 season,” said Bullfrogs General Manager Liz Kern. “He is a gifted athlete with amazing character.”
Field Manager Darrell Handelsman and General Manager Liz Kern joined Disch at Badger Elementary for the signing. Handelsman talked to students about how hard work and dedication can help them achieve their goals. Disch’s younger sister attends Badger Elementary.
Stay tuned to www.greenbaybullfrogs.com for more player signings for the 2015 season.
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 (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.greenbaybullfrogs.com.