27 runs with 34 hits in a pair of victories in two different cities. That's how the first half of the Northwoods League season ended for the Green Bay Bullfrogs. In a curious home and home doubleheader with the Wisconsin Woodchucks, the Bullfrogs won both games giving manager Darrell Handlesman 600 victories in his coaching career. The first game was played Monday afternoon at Joannes Stadium in Green Bay. A five run sixth inning put the Frogs on top 7-3. The Woodchucks rallied for three runs in the top of the 8th and nearly tied the game but a fly ball to right was caught and Ivan Vieitez cut down the potential tying run with a double ball throw to the plate. Green Bay then erupted for 8 runs in the bottom half to cruise to a 15-6 victory, pounding out a season high 21 hits. After boarding a bus and riding to Wausau, the teams played the second half of the twin bill. It was more of the same for Green Bay, winning 12-5 with 13 more hits including a home run from Brian Celsi. The Bullfrogs finished the first half at 17-18, in 6th place in the South Division. Green Bay has it's first day off of the season today before continuing with a two game series in LaCrosse beginning Wednesday night.
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