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BORDER CATS SPLIT IN EXTRA INNINGS

BORDER CATS SPLIT IN EXTRA INNINGS

Thunder Bay, Ont. – The Border Cats split with the St. Cloud Rox in a make up double-header Thursday night at Tbay Tel Park.

The Border Cats fell 6-3 in game one to the Rox with Joey Burris (Southeast Missouri) taking the loss for the Cats. Burris went for 5.1 of the seven innings allowing five runs on six hits while only walking two batters. Jordan Gillerman (St. John’s) had a productive outing putting up two runs on two hits.

It took the Border Cats 11 innings to earn a 3-2 over the St. Cloud Rox. Bobby Fulkerson (South New Hampshire) earned his first win as a pitcher closing out the last three hitless innings striking out four batters. Jordan Gillerman (St. John’s) was the one to end the 11 inning game brining home Mitch Bigras (Boston College) who notched a total of two runs on four hits throughout the second game.

The Border Cats finish their series against the St. Cloud Rox Friday night at 7:05pm at Tbay Tel Park.

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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.