McEachern and Thiac Return to Border Cats


The Border Cats have signed three players for the 2015 Northwoods League baseball season, including Thunder Bay's Carter McEachern.

McEachern is a 6'1" 175 pound junior infielder and attends Trinity University in San Antonio, TX.  This season he's batting .329 in 43 games with one home run, 13 doubles and 20 runs batted in.  During the 2014 season with the Cats, he batted .444 in four games with four hits in nine at-bats.  McEachern suffered a broken bone in his right forearm after being hit by a pitch in a May 30th game against Duluth and missed the remainder of the NWL season.

Zach Thiac is a 5'10" 170 pound left-handed pitcher from Kenner, LA, and attends Louisiana's Nicholls State University.  This season, the junior has a 0-0 record in 15 games with 4.50 earned run average. Thiac was an NWL All Star during the 2013 season with the Cats, when he posted a 2-1 record with a 2.85 ERA in 23 games.

Thiac's college teammate, pitcher Cole Stapler is also joining the Cats.  The 6'4", 240 pound righthander from Gonzales, LA., is in his sophomore season with the Colonels and has a 2-1 record with a 5.33 ERA in 16 games this year.  

The Border Cats open the 2015 Northwoods League season on Tuesday, May 26th, versus the Eau Claire Express at 7:05pm at Tbaytel Park.  Season tickets and flex-packs are now on sale by calling (807) 766-CATS.

The Border Cats are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, 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 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website.  For more information, visit