Frogs visit Battle Creek for first meetings of 2018

Battle Creek, Mich. — The Green Bay Bullfrogs (4-8) conclude their four-game Michigan road trip Sunday and Monday, opening up a two-game series with the host Battle Creek Bombers (2-9) from C.O. Brown Stadium. The Frogs look to get back in the win column after dropping a pair of tight games to the Kalamazoo Growlers Friday and Saturday evening. 

First pitch is slated for a 12:05 p.m. CT start. Fans can tune in to the live radio broadcast on WOCO (107.1 FM, 1260 AM) or online at WOCO.Caster.FM.

Green Bay hits .209 as a team entering today’s contest with Blaise Maris (Sophomore, Florida Tech) continuing to lead the offensive efforts with a .324 average (12-for-37), while also ranking first in hits with five runs driven in. Jake Munoz (Sophomore, Univ. of San Francisco) is the other Bullfrog batting above the .300 mark with an even .300 clip (9-for-30) with one home run and three RBIs.

Cooper Morrison (Sophomore, UC Davis) and Rudy Aguilar (Sophomore, St. Johns) both rank second on the Bullfrog offensive statistical charts with 10 hits each. Aguilar leads the team with three doubles and is tied for first in RBIs with Riley Mihalik (Junior, Rider Univ.) with six total. Morrison has the lone triple this season with three RBIs to his statistical ledger. 

On the mound, Bullfrogs reliever Tyler Rosas (Junior, Dixie State) has been the most reliable arm out of the bullpen. Rosas has tossed nine innings with a 2.00 ERA and leads all relief pitchers with 10 strikeouts, throwing six straight scoreless frames entering the two games at Battle Creek. Jed Schmidt (Freshman, Augustana Univ.) has not allowed an earned run in his first three innings out of the pen with a pair of strikeouts. 

Last night, the Frogs were shut-out for the second time this season by a score of 3-0 at Kalamazoo. Green Bay was held without a run for the first time since falling 9-0 in the season opener at Rockford on May 29th. Green Bay was held to five hits, leaving five runners in scoring position in the contest all with less than one out. The Bullfrogs fell 3-2 to Kalamazoo Friday evening on a walk-off single in the ninth inning at Homer Stryker Field. 

Bullfrogs starting pitcher Leo Perez (Freshman, Texas A&M – Corpus Christi) posted a very quality outing on the mound in his second start of the season last night. Perez allowed just one earned run on three Growler hits with a season-high seven strikeouts. The T&M CC Islander is now 1-1 on the season with 2.00 ERA. 

Hugh Chapman (Freshman, Georgia Tech) is slated to make his second start of the season this afternoon, while his Yellow Jacket freshman teammate Will Shirah gets the ball in Monday night’s contest at Battle Creek to wrap-up the series.