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Bullfrogs Season Comes to a Close

Bullfrogs Season Comes to a Close

By: Nolan Knight

The Green Bay Bullfrogs season will come to a close after today’s game with the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders. The Bullfrogs come into the contest with a 23-47 record and have gone 11-24 in the second half. The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders are 36-34 on the year and 20-14 in the second half. The Dock Spiders are coming off of a 5-3 win over the Bullfrogs last night. The Bullfrogs and Dock Spiders have both been eliminated from the Northwoods League playoffs. The Bullfrogs need a sweep of the Dock Spiders today to split the season series. The Frogs currently sit a 4-2 against the Dock Spiders this year. The Bullfrogs have lost four straight and the Dock Spiders have won four in a row.

The Frogs last night would take an early 3-0 lead and got some solid pitching from their starter Jared Tobey. Mikey Filia would hit a base clearing triple in the fourth inning to give the Bullfrogs a lead. The Dock Spiders would respond with a home run to tie it up in the bottom half and then go on to tie it up with two runs in the sixth. The Dock Spiders would then post another two runs in the eighth inning taking the lead and holding on for the victory.

Last night’s Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine Player of the Game was Mikey Filia. Filia for the Bullfrogs hit his second triple of the season. Filia’s stat line: 1-4, 1 3B, 3 RBI, 1 BB.

The Northwoods League end of the year All-Star team was released today and the Bullfrogs had a member on it! Connor Wollersheim of Kent State University was named to the team. Wollersheim had some unreal numbers for the Bullfrogs this season and had the second best ERA of all starters in the Northwoods League. Connor Wollersheim season numbers were: 2.44 ERA, 55.1 IP, 56 K, 24 BB, and a 4-3 record.

The Bullfrogs will be starting Garrett Gooden of Georgia Tech for the first game. Gooden has a 7.13 ERA on the year and a 0-2 record. The Frogs will start Steven Kemp of Harris Stowe for the second game. It will be his debut in a Frogs uniform, as he was just signed to the team a few days ago.

The Green Bay Bullfrogs are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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 180 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.greenbaybullfrogs.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Bullfrogs as your favorite team.