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Pair from East Coast Joins Green Bay

 

Connor Donovan, a pitcher/infielder, and brother Ryan, a first baseman from Hofstra, newest Bullfrogs

Green Bay, Wis.- Connor and Ryan Donovan are the second duo of brothers, joining Jack and Tommy Strunc, on the Bullfrogs roster for the 2015 campaign. Connor is a rising junior pitcher/infielder from Lehigh University. Ryan Donovan is an ascending senior first baseman at Hofstra University.

The Mountain Hawks, of Bethlehem, PA, are lucky to have a player as versatile as Connor Donovan. At first base, Connor played in 28 games this past spring batting .260 with 10 runs scored in just 50 at-bats. On the mound, he managed 34 1/3 IP and received two starts. He struck out 22 and walked just 12 hitters. Working in long-relief against Bucknell, he tailored a 5IP performance in which he surrendered only one run and three hits.

A 6’3” right-hander from Yardley, PA, Donovan saw playing time in 12 games his freshman season, including two appearances on the mound. He also hit .278 with a 3.38 ERA. In high school, he led The Pennington School (N.J.) to its first NJISAA Prep B-Division State Final since 1985. He finished as the School’s Male Athlete of the Year in 2013, and accumulated three New Jersey All-Prep selections.

His brother Ryan Donovan attends Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. The first baseman started 20 games for the Pride, of the Colonial Athletic Association, slugging 3 HR/10 RBI with a .348 OBP. In a late-season victory against LIU-Brooklyn, Donovan collected two hits, a home run, and two runs scored in a 10-5 victory. He also had one appearance at pitcher.

Also a native of Yardley, PA, Donovan worked a 2014 season for Hofstra in which he led the team with four home runs. He also paced the Pride with a .519 slugging percentage. Donovan spent one and a half years at Fairfield University, and played for the Stags in 2012. A graduate of The Pennington School, Ryan put up dominant numbers throughout his high school years. A career .400 hitter, he was a three-time All-New Jersey selection and was a Perfect Game/Rawlings Baseball Atlantic Region All-High School Team pick.

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.

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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), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website.  For more information, visit GreenBayBullfrogs.com.