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Published On: July 22nd, 2016


Thunder Bay, Ont. – Mitch Bigras (Boston College) gave the Border Cats their first walk off win of the 2016 for a final score 7-6.

Thunder Bay managed to rally in the ninth with Shane Shepard (North Carolina) picking up his fifth home run as a Border Cat and Mitch Bigras (Boston College) picked up his second triple of the season bringing home Joe Gellenbeck (Xavier).

Vinny Santarsiero (Fontbonne) picked up his first win of the season closing out the last 1.1 innings allowing only three hits while striking out two. Angelo Spedafino (SUNY Albany) also had a solid outing going 2.2 innings allowing only three runs on four hits while striking out six.

The Cats finish their series against the Rochester Honkers at 7:05pm EST at TbayTel Park Friday night.


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.