CHURCHILL SHUTS OUT MANKATO
Thunder Bay, Ont. – The Thunder Bay Border Cats spilt the Sunday double-header against the Mankato Moondogs at TbayTel Park.
The Border Cats fell to the Moondogs after ten innings during the first game Sunday afternoon. Bobby Fulkerson (South New Hampshire) scored the tieing run in the bottom of the ninth inning sending the game into extra innings. The Border Cats allowed four unanswered runs in the top of the tenth for the Moondogs to win the game.
Game two of the double-header gave the Cats their first win at home as the shutout Mankato 3-0. Cameron Churchill (Nova Southeastern) threw a nearly perfect game allowing only one hit in the top of the seventh inning while striking out nine. Andy Weber (Virginia), Joe Gellenbeck (Xavier) and newcomer Michael Papierski (LSU) gave Thunder Bay the three runs.
The Border Cats start a three day road trip playing the Rochester Honkers Monday 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, visitwww.bordercatsbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store and set the Border Cats as your favourite team.