Thunder Bay, Ont. – Michael Papierski (LSU) gave the Cats their second walk off of the year Saturday night against Wisconsin Rapids Rafters with a final score of 2-1.

Starting pitcher Gunnar Kay (Jefferson) went a solid 8.1 innings allowing only one run on five hits and four strikeouts. Vinny Santarsiaro (Fontbonne) notched his second win of the year closing out the  ast 1.2 innings.

The Border Cats finish their series against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Sunday night at TbayTel Park at 5:05pm.


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.