Published On: February 23rd, 2016


Bullfrogs dip into the Ivy League for a pair of Louisville Slugger Freshman All-Americans

GREEN BAY, Wisc. – The Green Bay Bullfrogs made a big splash Monday, announcing the signings of Columbia University sophomores Harrisen Egly and Randell Kanemaru. Egly, a right-handed pitcher, and Kanemaru, a shortstop/third baseman, will both be spending their first season in the Northwoods League.

“We are excited to have these two guys on board for 2016,” Bullfrogs Manger Darrell Handelsman said. “They are both very talented young players coming off outstanding seasons. Randall will provide us depth in the middle of the field; he's a quality defender, good base runner and a leader.” “Harrisen (Egly) gives us great depth at the back of our bullpen. He has had great success closing games in big situations, and I look for him to be a valuable member of our pen.”

RHP – Harrisen Egly, 6’5” 200 (R/R) Sophomore, Columbia University

Egly, a native of Edina, MN made an instant impact on the pitching staff of the Lions, posting a 4-1 record with a 3.48 ERA. He also saved five games helping the Lions to 16-4 Ivy League record. Egly appeared in a team high 18 games. For his efforts, Egly was named a Louisville Slugger First-Team Freshman All-American and was a Second-Team All-Ivy League honoree. In his first collegiate campaign Egly had a dominant stretch where he did not allow a run in 12 2/3 innings spanning over 13 appearances.

SS/3B – Randell Kanemaru, 6’2” 200 (R/R) Sophomore, Columbia University

Kanemaru transitioned from the prep ranks of California to the Ivy League with relative ease. The freshman posted a slash line of .296/.388/.401 en route to the prestigious Ivy League Freshman of the Year award and, like his teammate Harrisen Egly, Kanemaru was also a Louisville Slugger First-Team Freshman All-American. He was also tabbed Honorable Mention All-Ivy League. The youngster belted three home runs and had twenty-one RBIs while starting in all 41 games this past season for the Lions. Kanemaru is a native of Santa Ana, California.


The Green Bay Bullfrogs are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2016, 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 140 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 (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website. For more information, visit


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