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Published On: July 26th, 2017

The Border Cats were in St. Cloud for their last regular season matchup. The Border Cats were looking to bring the brooms out and sweep the Rox for the first time this season.

The game got off to a rocky start when both teams’ starting pitchers (Jesse Bogacz, TB and Carlo Gaffeo STC) both allowed one run each to come home with no hits recorded by either team. At the top of the 4th is when Thunder Bay’s bats came alive. Jean- Francois Garon hit a two run home run to bring the Cats up 3-1, which is also Garon’s 4th homerun on the year. Unfortunately after the homerun was recorded the game entered into a lightening delay. St. Cloud was able to come back once play resumed with their own 2 run homerun but that did not stop the Border Cats. On the night the Cats played a great team game, scoring 3 separate runs on bases loaded sacrifice fly balls. JF Garon was on fire tonight with 3 runs 2 hits and 2 RBI’s after 4 at bats. Connor O’Brien came into the game in relief for starting pitcher Jesse Bogacz and pitched a solid 6 innings picking up his 2nd win of the season. O’Brien’s final stat line on the night was 6 IP, 4 H, 5R, 2 K.

The Border Cats take the final game with a score of 7-6 after a long game which took slightly over 4.5 hours to complete. Thunder Bay’s second half record is now 7-10 and St. Cloud’s record is at 5-12.

Tomorrow the Border Cats travel to Duluth and face their Superior Cup rivals for the last time this season in a double header. The Border Cats look to extend their winning streak to 4 games after the day is done in Duluth. The first game starts at 1:05 eastern and the second game starts at 7:35. Make sure to follow us on twitter for up to the minute game updates.