Bullfrogs Veterans Rack up National Accolades on Division 1 Stage
Green Bay, Wis.- Returning Green Bay outfielder, Brian Celsi, was recently crowned NCAA.com and Collegiate Baseball’s player of the week. And 2014 Bullfrogs infielder, Ryan Howell, claimed the Mountain West Conference’s player of the week.
Celsi, a junior at University of California-Berkeley, is a standout corner outfielder. Celsi batted .268, swatting 2HR and 31RBI for the Bullfrogs. This year, in action for the Golden Bears, Celsi owns a .357AVG with 2HR and 14RBI. Last week, Celsi slugged 2HR with 9RBI, including an 8RBI game in a 21-run outburst against Chicago State.
“Brian is hard working student of the game. He pays attention to the details of the game and is a good teammate,” said Field Manager, Skip Handlesman. “Its been fun to see him develop and grow as a player. I look for him to continue to provide veteran leadership to the Frogs in 2015.”
Celsi expected a great year heading into his 2015 collegiate season.
“This year will be interesting because we have a nothing to lose vibe,” said Celsi of his Golden Bears team. “I’m trying to put the ball in play every time. When I’m going well at the plate, obviously the ball looks big, but I’m having productive at-bats even when I get out.”
Ryan Howell, of the University of Nevada-Reno Wolfpack, finished last week with two home runs and eight RBI. In a 7-6 home victory over the UC Davis Aggies, Howell raked in a monstrous 2-for-4, three RBI day. Howell followed up the game with three hits and an RBI in another one run victory over UNLV, 5-4. With Green Bay in 2014, Howell displayed his power stroke with 11HR (4th NWL) and 44RBI (11th NWL). In a July win against the Madison Mallards, Howell clubbed 2HR and 4RBI amid a 10-game hit streak.
“Ryan is a tremendous offensive player who has the ability to carry a team in the Northwoods League for extended periods of time,” said Bullfrogs Field Manager Skip Handlesman “He is a middle of the lineup hitter with power. Defensively, he can play a few different places, which makes him even more valuable.”
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.