The Thunder Bay Border Cats are proud to announce the signing of outfielder Tyler Rolland from Southern Illinois University. The junior, from Broken Arrow, OK., has played in 31 games this season and is batting .258 with two doubles and 11 RBI's. Rolland has an on-base percentage of .410, thanks to 21 walks.
Rolland will be joined in Thunder Bay this summer by a pair of teammates from the Northwestern State University as the Border Cats have signed right-handed pitchers Nathan Aultman and Reid Peavy.
The Cats have also announced that outfielder Nick Heath, a recruit from Northwestern State University, will miss NWL season due to an injury. The redshirt freshman is scheduled to undergo Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery. Heath was named the top MLB prospect by Baseball America in the Hamptons Summer Collegiate League after leading the North Fork Ospreys to the 2013 championship. The Cats are hopeful that Heath will be able to play in Thunder Bay in 2015.
The Border Cats open the 2014 Northwoods League season at home on Tuesday, May 27th, against the St. Cloud Rox at Tbaytel Park at 7:05 pm.