Sylvania, OH- The Frogs' website has finally been updated! The results from the 2012 season may be found in the History secton. The Frogs finished the year with a record of 14 victories, 5 losses, and 4 tied matches. During 2012, the Frogs recorded their 250th victory, and the team has no played over 400 matches since it started in 1991!
The tentative schedule for 2013 is now listed on the Schedule page. Openings are still available in mid-March and at the Delta Sesquicentennial in late June.
Reported by Rick Fuchs, November 13, 2012
Frogs Return From New York With Winning Record
Rochester, NY - The Frogs travelled to Mumford, NY, (just outside Rochester) to participate in the National Silver Ball Tournament at the Genesee Country Village and Museum. In their first game, the Frogs showed that the long journey had affected them as they played uninspired defense and lost to the village's Flower City team by a score of 18 to 9.
The Frogs returned to the village green on Saturday afternoon and played much better ball, holding off the Elizabeth Resolutes of New Jersey by a score of 9 to 8. The evening game found the Frogs matched with the Fair Play BBC of Talbot County, Maryland. The Frogs led early, but were unable to hold off the Fair Play and instead settled for a tie, 111 to 11.
Irritated by the ending of the late game on Saturday, the Frogs were determined to win their final match and leave with a winning record for the tournament. Despite a slow start at the plate, the Frogs eventually began to hit and topped the village's Live Oak team 8 to 3.
Reported by Rick Fuchs, August 5, 2012
Frogs Survive Heat, Outlast Wahoos
Toledo, Ohio - On a hot and humid afternoon on July 14th, the Frogs and the gentlemen of the Wahoo BBC of Royal Oak, MI, engaged in a high scoring match at the Lutheran Home of Toledo. Aces were talleyed early and often in the match. Despite a late rally by the Wahoos, the Frogs emerged victorius by a score of 21 to 13.
Reported by Rick Fuchs, July 20, 2012
Frogs Undefeated on First Day of Mayor's Cup, Winless on Second Day
Upper Sandusky, OH - The Great Black Swamp Frogs of Sylvania, Ohio, went undefeated on the first day of the Mayor's Cup in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. The strikers for both sides were ready, as the opening match saw the Frogs and Huntington Champion Hill Toppers (IN) tie at 18 tallies apiece. Casting a shadow on the first match was the loss of Mark "Goose" Skolnicki, who suffered multiple shoulder fractures while diving for a ball at the third base.
In the Frogs' second match of the day, they topped the host Wyandotte Ghostriders by a score of 13 to 7. The Frogs finished the day by coming back from an early deficit to down the Mansfield Independents 8 to 5. By virtue of their undefeated record on Day 1, the Frogs were placed into Pool A on the second day.
The second day saw the Frogs open against the Columbus Capitals. The Frogs were overmatched early in the game, as fantastic striking by the Capitals led to the Frogs; first loss of the season, 21 to 10. The second match of the day saw a heavy-hitting Akron Black Stockings squad hammer the Frogs 27 to 7.
Reported by Rick Fuchs, June 7, 2012
Frogs Prevail at Historic Fort in Season Opener
Detroit, MI - The Great Black Swamp Frogs of Sylvania, Ohio, opened their 2012 season on Sunday, May 6th, with a win against the Early Risers Base Ball Club at historic Fort Wayne in Detroit. The two clubs met on the parade ground outside of the fort on a beautiful spring day. The Frogs fell behind early, as Sylvania's ballists appeared to be distracted by the sight of large ships carrying freight down the Detroit River past the fort. The denizens of the Black Swamp soon returned their concentration to the match, and surged back with four aces in the third inning and another five in the fifth frame. The Frogs continued to add tallies in later innings, and withstood numerous charges by their hosts before prevailing by a final score of 14 aces to 10.
The Frogs were led at the striker's line by Jeff "Wrong" Way Rice, who tallied three aces and reached base safely in all five of his trips to the line. Darius "Hoot" Sarosh also had several big hits, including a home run, while scoring two aces.
Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total Aces
Frogs 0 0 4 0 5 2 1 2 0 14
Risers 1 3 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 10
Reported by Rick Fuchs, May 24, 2012
Lots of Updates
Sylvania, OH - With a little over a week until the 2012 Frogs' season starts, the webstie has finally been updated. The schedule has been adjusted slightly and new players have been added to our roster. Check back soon for new roster photos.
The "Links" page has been updated to include all of our sponsors for the 2012 season. Thank you to our new sponsors: the Black Swamp Bird Observatory, the East Toledo Historical Society, and the 14th OVI / 3rd Arkansas Civil War Reenactors. Use our "Links" page to visit their websites.
Reported by Rick Fuchs, April 27, 2012