Thunder Bay, Ont. – The Thunder Bay Border Cats fell 11-6 to the Willmar Stingers, who played dressed as the Alexandria Beatles, Friday night at Knute Nelson Park.

The Border Cats lost to the Willmar Stingers, playing as the Alexandria Beatles for Tribute Night. Border Cats pitcher Ben Hoffman (Monmouth) put up a solid 3.1 innings allowing only three runs while also striking out three. Border Cat veteran Joe Gellenbeck (Xavier) helped out the Cats with three RBI’s while Virginia second baseman Andy Weber notched two runs on two hits and one RBI.

The Border Cats start a new series in Waterlooo, IA against the Bucks Saturday night at 7:05pm CST / 8:05pm EST.


The Thunder Bay Border Cats are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 23rd 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 150 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 (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit