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Published On: March 8th, 2018


Thunder Bay, ON – The Thunder Bay Border Cats are pleased to announce the signing of their new hitting coach for the 2018 summer. William Loza, from Graceland University, has been chosen to work with bench boss Mitch Feller and hitters for the Cats 16th year in the Northwoods League.

Loza says of his hiring, “I am excited about the opportunity to join the staff alongside Mitch and Matt. I have heard nothing but great things from Matt about Mitch’s coaching style and I think it’s going to be a great summer learning from both of them. Loza continued, “I am also excited to help with the facilitation of the player development this summer in Thunder Bay. “

Head coach Mitchell Feller said, “I am pleased to have Will aboard for this season. He brings a wealth of knowledge for developing hitters, both at the collegiate and summer ball levels. He will be able to help our hitters develop their game throughout there time in Thunder Bay and help continue to push the organization towards a championship this summer. “

Dan Grant, Border Cats general manager, added, “We are happy to have Will join the Cats, as he comes highly recommended and I know he will have a positive impact on the players and organization.”

The Border Cats home opener for the 2018 Northwoods League season is June 2 with a 7:35pm start time. Ticket Packages are currently available at

The Thunder Bay Border Cats are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Entering its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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 185 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (TOR) and Lucas Duda (TBR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Border Cats as your favorite team.