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Martin's Team Record 11th Home Run Propels Bullfrogs to Victory



After Willmar stung the Bullfrogs with four runs to cut the Green Bay lead to one run in the top of the seventh inning in the second game on Tuesday, the stage was set for Green Bay's Tripp Martin. With no outs and one on, Martin pounded his 11th home run of the season, making him the Bullfrogs all-time leader in that category, and giving the Bullfrogs some much needed insurance in the process.

That round-tripper propelled the Bullfrogs to an 8-5 victory, their second win of the day.

Eariler on Tuesday, the teams resumed Sunday's game which had been suspended due to rain. Play picked up from the ninth inning, with the game tied at 8-8.

In the top half, the Stingers were able to take a lead early on in the inning. An RBI single from Zach Tillery scored Max Dutto, who had reached on an error from Bullfrogs CF Robert Youngdahl, to take a 9-8 lead.

The Bullfrogs rallied to win it, however. In the bottom half of the inning, Green Bay's Ryan Matranga doubled to deep left-center to score Cabe Reiten and tie the game up at nine. After a pinch runner, Jack Parenty, came in for Matranga, Trevin Sonnier completed the comeback. Sonnier singled to bring home the speedy Parenty, and the Bullfrogs walked-off for a 10-9 win.

The winning pitcher was Bullfrogs reliever Calen Rohrman (2-0), and loss to Stingers reliever Bret Dahlson (0-3).

Game two started shortly after at the originally scheduled time of 7:05 p.m.

The Bullfrogs early offensive surges continued against Willmar, as the Bullfrogs leapt out in front with four runs in the first inning. Ryan Drobny walked with the bases loaded to bring home Robert Youngdahl, which was the first run of the inning. Jose Godinez then cleared the bases with a double to left-center to clear the bases, giving the Bullfrogs an early 4-0 lead.

Green Bay tacked on another run in the second inning with a RBI single from Nick Torres to extend the Bullfrogs lead to 5-0.

Willmar first got on the board in the third inning with a sacrifice fly from Max Kuhn to score Danny Brennan and narrow the ‘Frogs lead to 5-1 after the third.

Green Bay struck back in the fourth inning to extend their lead to five again with a RBI single from Bryant Burleson to score Trevin Sonnier for a 6-1 lead after the fourth.

After Jonathon Tripp finished his year going six innings, Logan West came in relief to get in some trouble on the mound.  A Marc Flores RBI single scored Brian Olson to lead off the scoring for the inning.  Michael Suchy followed flores and did it in style.  Suchy hit a three-run home run to left field to narrow down the ‘Frogs lead to 6-5 after the top of the seventh.

It was then Tripp Martin's turn to shine. He followed the Willmar home run with one of his own in the bottom of the seventh. home run in the bottom of the seventh. It was his 11th of the season and an 8-5 lead after the seventh. Martin's home run put him ahead of Scott Schebler, who in 2010 hit a then-team best 10 home runs.

After a scoreless inning from Matt Freeman in the eighth, Brian Trieglaff was called upon for the save. Trieglaff allowed a hit, but struck out two batters in his scoreless frame to secure an 8-5 win and a sweep over Willmar.

The win went to Bullfrogs starter Jonathon Tripp (4-1), loss to Stingers starter Jack Hegarty (0-1), and save to Trieglaff (3). Green Bay improved to 9-14 in the second half and 25-33 overall on the season.

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