Border Cats Winning Streak Comes to an End in Mankato

Border Cats Winning Streak Comes to an End in Mankato

The Thunder Bay Border Cats three-game winning streak has come to an end thanks to a 14-2 loss from the Mankato Moondogs. The Cats managed to stay in the game for a large portion of the night but a three-run sixth inning pushed the Moondogs lead over the hump. As the game went on a seven-run eighth inning all but ended a potential Border Cats comeback.

Alex Nolan (4-1) started the game for the Cats and kept them in the ballgame. He pitched five innings allowing only four runs but picked up his first loss of the season. Moondogs starting pitcher Nathan Hickey pitched an incredible ballgame as he completely shut down the Cats. He went eight innings without allowing a run and put in a performance worthy of being the Northwoods League pitcher of the night.

There was not much going offensively tonight for the Border Cats as they only managed to get six hits. The Cats scored a couple runs in the ninth inning where Ben McConnell and Cam Pearcey added RBI’s. Kyle MacDonald was the story offensively for the Moondogs as he hit two home runs in a 2-5 performance. He added four RBI’s and scored three runs to be the focal point of the Moondogs offense.

The Cats will look to split the series tomorrow night against the same Moondogs. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 ET. It will be the final game of the road trip before the Cats return home for a four-game series against the Bismarck Larks. You can follow all the action from Mankato through our Twitter page tbbordercats.