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September 2, 2006 - Ohio Cup Festival at the Ohio Historical Society (Columbus, Ohio)
      On a cold and rainy Saturday, the Frogs ventured to Columbus, Ohio, for the 15th annual Ohio Cup Festival.  The first match pitted the Frogs against the Ground Squirrels from Rock Springs, Illinois.  Playing most of the game with a water-logged ball, the Frogs tallied three aces early and held on to win by a score of 3 to 0.
      The Indianapolis Blues challenged the Frogs in the second match, tallying three aces early in the match.  The Frogs mounted a valiant charge, tallying five aces to win by a score of 5 to 3.
      In the third game of the day, the Frogs played their first ever match against the Marmont Saints from northwest Indiana.  The Saints struck well early, tallying five aces quickly.  The Frogs were again forced to play from behind.  In an exciting finish, the Frogs tallied an ace in their final at bat to tie the game at 5 to 5.

August 26, 2006 - Sauder Village (Archbold, Ohio)
      Sauder Village hosted its annual vintage base ball game.  On short notice, the Carey Cayugas stepped in for the Ohio Village Muffins, who were unable to attend.  The Frogs worked out several weeks of frustration with their bats, beating the Cayugas by a score of 11 to 4.

August 13, 2006 - Wildwood Metropark
      The Frogs finished their home schedule with a disappointing loss to the Kent Base Ball Club of Grand Rapids Michigan by a score of 9 to 1.

 July 29, 2006 - Marseilles, Ohio
      An undermanned Frogs' team was dissected by the Cincinnati Buckeyes (12 to 2) and the Sycamore Grasshoppers (9 to 1).   Extreme heat and humidity, along with the loss of more players during the course of the day, led to the cancellation of the Frogs' third scheduled match against the 1869 Red Stockings of Cincinnati.

 July 16, 2006 - Pacesetter Park (Sylvania, Ohio)
      The Frogs hosted the annual Sylvania Cup, and welcomed the Wood County Infirmary Inmates, the Midland County Mighty River Hogs (MI), and the Spiegel Grove Squires.
      Game 1 Results
                    Field 1: Great Black Swamp Frogs 8, Wood County Infirmary Inmates 0
                    Field 2: Midland Mighty River Hogs 4, Spiegel Grove Squires 0
       Game 2 Results
                    Field 1: Great Black Swamp Frogs 0, Midland Mighty River Hogs 0
                    Field 2: Spiegel Grove Squires 15, Wood County Infirmary Inmates 0
      Game 3 Results
                    Field 1: Great Black Swamp Frogs 1, Spiegel Grove Squires 0
                    Field 2: Midland Mighty River Hogs 6, Wood County Infirmary Inmates 0
The Frogs and the Mighty River Hogs had identical records - 2 wins, no losses, and 1 tie, and were therefore declared co-champions of the tournament.  However, as Midland scored more runs overall than the Frogs (Midland scored 10 runs, the Frogs had 9), the Sylvania Cup was awarded to Midland for the 2006 Tournament.

During the tournament,  three skills competitions were also held.  The results of the base running and the longest throw competitions will be posted later.  The award for "Most Fly Balls Caught" was shared by Marcus "Rosie" Williams (Spiegel Grove Squires) and Dirk "Mack" Westburg (Midland Mighty River Hogs).  Each of these players caught seven balls on a fly during the tournament games.

 July 4, 2006 - Wildwood Metropark
      The annual Independence Day game saw the Frogs and the Actives squaring off in yet another exciting vintage base ball match.  The Actives scored in the top of the first inning.  Stellar defense by both clubs allowed the Actives to nurse their one run lead until the bottom of the eighth.  The Frogs tied the ball game in their half of the inning, thanks to clutch hitting by "Professor" Potter.  The Actives charged back in the top of the ninth (helped by some fielding miscues), and held on to win by a score of three to one.
July 1, 2006 - Victoria Park, Woodstock, Ontario
      The Actives of Woodstock, Ontario, hosted the Frogs in their annual Canada Day Match.  The Actives broke open a close game (*cough*) by tallying six aces in their half of the 4th inning, and held on to win a close (*coughcough*) match.  The Frogs, being true gentlemen, ensured a happy Canada Day for their sister city brethren by leaving their bats in customs.
June 25, 2006 - Wildwood Metropark
      This date marked the first meeting of the Frogs and the Infirmary Inmates of Wood County.  The Frogs greeted their new rivals with a rousing fifteen to four  victory.

 June 11, 2006 - Wildwood Metropark
     The Frogs played at Wildwood Metropark for the first time this season, in a match against the Cayugas of Carey, Ohio.  The two teams played a close game, but the Frogs ultimately triumphed by a score of six to five.

May, 2006 - Sylvania, Ohio
      The Frogs would like to welcome their new players for 2006:
Charlie "Ace" Ferry, Mike "Dutch" Holland, Tyler "Junior" James, and Jeremy "Professor" Potter!

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