BORDER CATS TO OPEN 2020 NORTHWOODS LEAGUE SEASON AT HOME
Thunder Bay, Ont. – The Thunder Bay Border Cats will begin their 18th season in the Northwoods League at home on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, when they welcome the Eau Claire Express to Port Arthur Stadium at 7:05 pm. The home opener will kick off a four-game series between the Border Cats and Express to start the 2020 Northwoods League campaign.
Thunder Bay’s first road trip of the season will be in Waterloo, Iowa, for a four game series against the Bucks from May 30 to June 2. The Border Cats will play the other nine teams in the Great Plains Division eight times each for a total of 72 games
Other highlights of the 2020 home schedule include a pair of “School Day” games starting at 11:05 am on May 27 versus Eau Claire and June 10 against Waterloo. The Border Cats will host their traditional fireworks game, prior to the July 1st holiday, on June 30 versus the Bismarck Larks at 7:35 pm and play the following afternoon with their annual Canada Day game against the Duluth Huskies at 1:35 pm.
Thunder Bay will also host a split doubleheader at Port Arthur Stadium on July 14 against the Lacrosse Loggers with games at 12:35 pm and 7:05 pm. The Cats close out the regular season, also at home, on August 9 versus the St. Cloud Rox at 1:35 pm.
Manager Mike Steed continues to assemble the 2020 playing roster and the organization will begin announcing the first round of player signings later this week. The Border Cats will also be announcing special ticket packages in the coming days just in time for Christmas gift giving.
The full schedule can be viewed here.
The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 26th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Stars Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIA). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.