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Published On: June 13th, 2023

A school day crowd of 2,105 had plenty of fun and excitement in the stands, but the Thunder Bay Border Cats couldn’t hold a 10-5 lead in the late innings and lost 12-10 to the St. Cloud Rox on Tuesday at Port Arthur Stadium.  The Rox erupted for five runs in the eighth inning to tie the game 10-10 and a two-out throwing error in the ninth allowed the final two runs to score as Thunder Bay’s record slipped to 6-8.  Brayden Kuriger (Nicholls State University) had a big day at the plate in the loss, going 3-for-4 with a two-run double and two runs scored.  Trey Lewis (South Alabama), Logan Johnstone (Gonzaga University) and Easton Culp (Lamar University) all had two hits and one RBI each for the Cats.

Thunder Bay’s Jack Pineau (Creighton University) started on the mound, pitching three innings and surrendered four runs (three earned), on five hits. Peyton Fosher (University of Nevada) was the first out of the bullpen and he fired 3 1/3 innings, allowing only an unearned run. Ryan Beaird (UTSA) took the loss in relief dropping his record to 0-2.
The Border Cats will now take a rare three-day break and return to the field at Port Arthur Stadium on Saturday evening when they open a two-game series against the Eau Claire Express at 6:35pm.
(photo courtesy of James Mirabelli Photography)


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