Green Bay Adds to Pitching Staff
Starting Pitcher, Tarik Skubal, joins Relief Arm, Ryan Radue, for Manager Skip Handelsman
Green Bay, Wis.- Seattle University’s Tarik Skubal, a 6’3” freshman pitcher, and University of Connecticut’s 6’5” moundsman, Ryan Radue, are the eighth and ninth pitchers to join the Bullfrogs staff. The 2015 season marks the first in the Northwoods League for Skubal and second for Radue.
Ryan Radue, a red-shirt sophomore, has notched 12 appearances out of the Huskies bullpen. Radue holds a 4.40 ERA in 14.1 IP and has held opposing batters to a .224 AVG. Showcasing an electric fastball, Radue served as a valuable arm for the Lakeshore Chinooks in 2014. Radue helped Lakeshore capture a Northwoods League Championship, totaling 11 appearances and one start. A native of Appleton, Wisconsin, Radue was a three-year letter winner at Fox Valley Lutheran H.S. where he won conference MVP.
“Appleton is only a 20 minute drive from Green Bay and now my family will be able to come and watch me play more. Every team in the Northwoods League is good and a great place to play,” said Radue. “You’re always working and bettering yourself. Going against great hitters every day also helps in the process.”
Already a starting hurler at Seattle University, Tarik Skubal is a three-pitch left-hander. As a freshman, Skubal is a part of a four-man rotation that is one of the best in the Western Athletic Conference. Through seven starts, Skubal has totaled 45 IP posting a 3-3 record with 30 strikeouts and just 16 walks. In an April 4th 2-1 victory over Sacramento State, Skubal lasted 6.1 IP, surrendering just one run with four strikeouts. Hailing from Kingman Academy (AZ), Skubal was a three-sport athlete in high school and tossed a perfect game in the 2014 playoffs.
“It will be an exciting place to play with really good fan attendance,” said Skubal of the Northwoods League. “It will also be fun playing a lot of games in not that many days, so that’s exciting. I’ll be ready to work.”
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.