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Published On: July 13th, 2021
Thunder Bay, Ont. – Former Thunder Bay Border Cats player Billy Cook is moving on to the professional ranks after being selected in the 2021 MLB Draft.  The 6’1″, 200-pound outfielder from Pepperdine University in California was taken in the 10th round, 287th overall, by the Baltimore Orioles.  Cook appeared in a total of 91 games for Thunder Bay in 2017 and 2018, and in his second season, he batted .300 with four home runs and a team leading 39 runs batted in.  He also led the club with 20 doubles and was selected to the 2018 Northwoods League All-Star Game.  The native of Monument, Colo., finished up his collegiate career with a bang this past season as he led the West Coast Conference in home runs with 17 while batting .298 with 42 RBI.
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