The Cats Lose a Nail-Biter to the Eau Claire Express
Thunder Bay, Ont. – The Thunder Bay Border Cats lost a close one to the Eau Claire Express Wednesday night, with a final score of 2-1.
Joey Burris (Southeast Missouri) threw six innings of scoreless baseball for the Cats while racking up seven strikeouts.
Shane Shepard (North Carolina) drove in the Border Cat’s lone run in the sixth inning with sacrifice fly, scoring Bobby Fulkerson (South New Hampshire).
The Cats start a two game series on the road against the Willmar Stingers Thursday at 6:05pm CST / 7:05pm 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.