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Bullfrogs conclude home series versus Rivets

Green Bay, Wisc. — The host Green Bay Bullfrogs (5-10) wrap-up their brief home two-game series tonight against the visiting Rockford Rivets (10-5) from Joannes Stadium in Titletown. The Frogs play their final home game of the week tonight before another crucial four-game road trip this weekend. First pitch for tonight’s contest is slated for a 6:35 p.m. start as the Bullfrogs seek their first victory over Rockford this season.

A live video webcast of the contest can be streamed online through the official Northwoods League website. Fans can also listen to the live audio broadcast on WOCO Radio (107.1 FM, 1260 AM) or online at WOCO.Caster.FM.

Blaise Maris (Sophomore, Florida Tech) leads the Bullfrogs offensive efforts this summer with a team-best .333 average (16-for-48), tallying two doubles and a team-best eight RBIs. Rudy Aguilar (Sophomore, St. Johns) ranks second with 15 hits, along with a team-high four doubles and seven RBIs to go with his .273 clip. Cooper Morrison (Sophomore, UC Davis) has scored a team-best 14 runs this summer, while ranking third in hits (14) and first in triples (2) with six runs driven in. Jake Mun0z (Sophomore, Univ. of San Francisco) continues to produce at the top of the Green Bay order, ranking first on the Bullfrog charts with 10 walks. Munoz hits .294 (10-for-34) with one home run and five RBIs.

On the mound, right-handed pitcher Tyler Rosas (Junior, Dixie State) continues to produce quality innings out of the bullpen. Rosas leads all relievers with a 1.68 ERA in 10 2/3 innings of work with 12 strikeouts and just two earned runs allowed. Travis Kuhn (R-Freshman, San Diego) has emerged into the closer role on the Green Bay pitching staff. Kuhn has tallied nine strikeouts in just four frames with one earned run allowed on five total hits and two saves. David Toth (Freshman, Hillsdale College) has posted 12 strikeouts, which is tied for first among relief pitchers with Rosas.

The Bullfrogs dropped a tough 12-7 decision to the Rivets last night from Joannes Stadium, falling to 0-3 versus Rockford this summer. After trailing 3-0 in the third inning, Green Bay responded with four unanswered runs to grab the brief 4-3 lead. However, the Rivets offensive exploded with nine straight runs, including a five-run sixth inning to help Rockford cruise to the victory.

Tate Soderstrom (Freshman, Univ. of Arizona) was named the Player of the Game after a 2-for-5 night at the plate with one RBI. Soderstrom has six combined hits over the last five-game stretch with two doubles and three runs driven for the Arizona Wildcat. Right-handed pitcher Jake Zatopek (Freshman, Incarnate Word) posted a solid outing in his third start of the summer, allowing two earned runs on just three hits with five strikeouts.

Green Bay southpaw Jed Schmidt (Freshman, Augustana Univ.) is slated to make first start of the season on the mound tonight. Schmidt has previously appeared in two games out of the bullpen for the Bullfrogs, tossing three scoreless innings with one strikeout.

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The Green Bay Bullfrogs are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods 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 190 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  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.