Border Cats sign Trio of Pitchers


Thunder Bay, Ont. – The Thunder Bay Border Cats are pleased to announce the signings of three pitchers for the 2019 Northwoods League season with the addition of Josh Leaser, Austin Eggleston and Joe Moran.

Leaser is a 6’1”, 195 pound right-hander, who is in his junior season at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. The native of Coronado, Calif., appeared in 17 games in relief last year and compiled a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 5.79. Leaser allowed zero or one run in 13 of his 17 appearances out of the bullpen for the Falcons.

Eggleston hails from Arlington, Texas, is a junior at Friends University in Wichita, Kan. The 5’11”, 155 pound right-hander has pitched in seven games this season and is 2-3 with a 5.22 ERA.

Moran is a junior at Anderson University in his hometown of Anderson, Ind. The 6’1”, 180 pound righty was a winner in his only appearance this season as he allowed only one hit and struck out eight in five innings of work.

The Border Cats open the 2019 regular season on Tuesday, May 28, at 7:05 pm against the Duluth Huskies at Port Arthur Stadium.


The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. The 25-year old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 200 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC), Brandon Crawford (SFG) and Chris Sale (BOS). As well as MLB All-Stars Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIA). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.comor download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.