Thunder Bay, Ont. – The Border Cats held on to their lead for the majority of the game Thursday night at TbayTel Park in order to win the game 15-14.

Thunder Bay erupted in the second inning scoring eight of their 15 runs. Anthony Brocato (St. John’s) hit his first home run at home for a total of two runs on three hits and four RBI, while Mitch Bigras (Boston College) notched three runs on three hits. Jordan Gillerman (St. John’s) also helped out the Cats with one run on two hits and three RBI.

Vinny Santarsiero (Fontbonne) picked up his second save of the season allowing no hits in the last 1.1 innings.

The Cats take on the Willmar Stingers in their annual Canada Day Jersey Auction game at 1:35pm EST at TbayTel Park.


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, or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store and set the Border Cats as your favourite team.