The Bullfrogs staged a two out rally in the 10th inning and defeated the Chinooks 3-1 in extra innings on Thursday to get back to .500 on the season.
Green Bay got on the board first in the second inning, when Duncan McAlpine drove home Justin Seager on an RBI single up the middle. It was McAlpine’s first RBI of the season.
Lakeshore tied it up in the bottom of the fourth. German Reyes scored on an infield single by Ryan Krill, making the score 1-1.
The game remained tied until the 10th inning. Green Bay staged a two-out rally in the night’s only extra frame without the ball leaving the infield.
After Brooks Orton and Mac Acker were retired to begin the inning, Brian Celsi and David Armendariz reached on infield hits. Justin Seager then grounded back to the mound, but Lakeshore pitcher Tyler Sparger bobbled it out of his glove and Seager reached safely to load the bases.
Clayton Eslick followed by hitting a chopper to second base. Herman Reyes went the short way to second, but Seager legged it out and slid in safely. Celsi scored on the play to give the ‘Frogs a 2-1 lead. Armendariz came in to score on a Sparger wild pitch to give Green Bay a 3-1 cushion.
Will Landsheft closed the door in the bottom of the 10th, striking out two Chinooks batters to earn his second save of the season.
Taylor Black started the game on the mound for Green Bay. He went five innings and allowed one earned. Alex Abrams and DJ Slaton each pitched two scoreless innings in relief before Landsheft entered for the save.
The rubber match of the series is tomorrow night at 7:05 from Kapco Park in Mequon. If you cannot make it to the game, go to greenbaybullfrogs.com and click “Bullfrogs Radio” to listen live, or go to northwoodsleague.tv to watch live.
The next home game for Green Bay is next Monday against the Madison Mallards. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM. Join us at Joannes Stadium for our “Baseball Bank Giveaway” and “Kids Eat Free” promotions. Kids 12 and under receive a free hot dog and free soda, presented by 95.9 Kiss FM. Tickets are still available.
Please call 920-497-7225or log on to http://www.greenbaybullfrogs.com/ for more information.
The Bullfrogs are a part of the 16-team Northwoods League. The Northwoods League has more teams, plays more games, and draws more fans than any other Summer Collegiate League in North America.
Gibraltar graduate Sam Forkert, also playing in the Northwoods League, had a big night on the pitcher's mound in relief for the Madison Mallards. Forkert entered the game with bases loaded in the 7th inning and preserved a 5-3 Mallards victory. He struck out the first batter he faced and fielded the hit by the second batter and turned a sweep double play. He also pitched the 8th with a clean slate of three up and three down. John Hamilton came in the 9th for the save.