Cats Bring In Three From New Mexico



Date: May 5, 2009

Cats Bring In Three From New Mexico

(THUNDER BAY, ONT) The Thunder Bay Border Cats  announced the signing of three players from the University of New Mexico. 

Adam Courcha from Perth, Australia becomes of first native Australian to sign with Thunder Bay. Courcha is a catcher/outfielder at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The 5’7, 170 pound junior, has appeared in 34 games for the Lobos this season, and is hitting .341 with two home runs and 18 runs batted in.

Joining Courcha on the 2009 Border Cats roster are two other teammates from New Mexico. Outfielder Ryan Honeycutt is a sophomore with the Lobos. A native of Lac Cruces, NM, Honeycutt is hitting a team-high .429 in 47 games this season, with five home runs and 43 RBI. The 6’0, 190 pounder also has a very impressive .495 on base percentage. 

Cameron Smith is also an outfielder and hails from Aurora, CO. In a back up role this season with New Mexico, Smith is batting .222 in 28 games, with one triple and four runs batted in. Smith, who is in his junior year was originally signed by Thunder Bay prior to the 2008 season, but was unable to play due to school commitments.