Pair of Key Returners Added to Bullfrogs Roster
Power Bullpen Hurler, Sam Brunner, and Speedy Outfielder, Brian Celsi, are Newest Bullfrogs
Green Bay, Wis.- Sam Brunner, a late-innings bullpen power pitcher, and Brian Celsi, a quick-footed corner outfielder, join a solid core group of 2014 Bullfrogs to join the team once again this year. They join the Green Bay roster complemented by six other Northwoods League returnees.
Celsi, a 5’11” junior at the University of California-Berkeley, is a native of Elk Grove, California and attended Jesuit High School. Celsi, a two-year lettermen for the Golden Bears, bats left-handed and throws right. As a sophomore, Celsi hit .274 (22-for-92) in Pac-12 play including a 7-for-12, 5 RBI outburst in a three-game series against Utah. In 50 games last summer as a member of the Bullfrogs, Celsi hit .268 with 2HR and 31RBI.
“You really learn about yourself as a player [in the Northwoods League].” said Celsi. “You play everyday. You can go 0-for-4 one day and 4-for-4 the next day. It’s pretty crazy how much you learn and how much you can develop if you take it the right way.”
Right-handed pitcher, Sam Brunner, also comes back to don the Bullfrogs uniform. Brunner, a native of Fort Collins, Colorado, matriculated from Dodge City Community College to the University Dayton for the 2015 campaign. In 2014, Brunner appeared in 13 games and started 7 for the Conquistadors. With 2 complete games tossed, Brunner tallied a 4.50 ERA in 54.0 innings pitched. With the Bullfrogs last summer, Brunner managed a sterling 1.92ERA in 27 games, over 28 innings out of the bullpen.
“The atmosphere of Green Bay, the feeling of being able to play under the lights everyday, and the players are great,” said Brunner. “The competition is some of the best I’ve seen. Everybody in the league is trying to get drafted. “
The Bullfrogs will open up the 2015 season at home on May 26th against the La Crosse Loggers. Group tickets, season tickets and 7-game packages are on sale now. The Bullfrogs off-season hours are Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. For more information please visit www.greenbaybullfrogs.com.
The Green Bay Bullfrogs are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 22nd 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 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website. For more information, visit GreenBayBullfrogs.com.