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Published On: July 9th, 2016


Thunder Bay, Ont. – The Border Cats started their four-day home stand with a 6-3 win over the Waterloo Bucks.

Starting pitcher Gunnar Kay (Jefferson College) picked up his first win of the season going six innings allowing only one run while striking out eight. Vinny Santarsiaro (Fontbonne) also picked up his fourth save as a Border Cats closing out the last two innings not allowing any hits.

Both Michael Papierski (LSU) and Mitch Bigras (Boston College) put up one run on one hit and one RBI while Andy Weber (Virginia) notched two runs on four hits. Shane Shepard (North Carolina) helped Thunder Bay get an early lead and picking up his third home run of the season brining in two other Border Cats.

The Cats close out the series against the Waterloo Bucks Saturday night at 6:05pm 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.