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Border Cats Add Trio from Nicholls State


The Thunder Bay Border Cats are proud to announce to signings of three players from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana.  The Cats have added pitcher Zach Thiac, pitcher Mike Hanchar and catcher Christian Correa to the roster for the 2014 Northwoods League season. 
 
Thiac returns for his second year in Thunder Bay after appearing in 23 games last summer and going 2-1 with a 2.85 earned run average.  The 5'10", 150 pound lefthander from Kenner, LA., was the Cats lone representitive at the 2013 NWL All Star Game and was the winning pitcher for the North Team at the mid-summer classic.  Thiac, who is in his sophomore season at Nicholls State, has pitched out of the bullpen this year and has a 1-2 record in 12 games with a 1.88 ERA.
 
Hanchar also pitched for the Border Cats in 2013 and went 1-1 in two games with a 2.07 earned run average.  The 6'5", 200 pound southpaw has made five appearances and four starts this spring for the Colonels            and is 0-1 with a 0.95 ERA. Hanchar is a junior from Highland, IN., and is in his first season at Nicholls State after moving from Des Moines Area Community College.  
 
Correa is a 5'10", 200 junior backstop from Coconut Creek, FL.  He has played in 24 games this season and is batting .167 with one double and seven runs batted in.  
 
The Border Cats open the 2014 Northwoods League at home on Tuesday, May 27th, against the St. Cloud Rox at Tbaytel Park at 7:05 pm.     
 
The Thunder Bay Border Cats are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including CY Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit bordercatsbaseball.com