The Thunder Bay Border Cats winning streak was halted at seven games on Friday night as they lost 6-5 in 10 innings to the Lacrosse Loggers at Copeland Park. It was a see-saw affair with the Loggers scoring a single run in the sixth inning to tie the game 5-5. Both teams started the extra inning with a runner on the second base, but it was the Loggers who cashed in, thanks to a game winning single off the bat of Justin DeCriscio (University of San Diego).
Tyler Kehoe (South Alabama) homered in the loss, his first of the season, while Zane Skansi (Creighton University) hit a two-run shot for his second homer. Tanner Carter (Tarleton State University) pitched two innings in relief and took the loss. The defeat dropped Thunder Bay’s record to 13-9, leaving the Cats tied with Duluth atop the Great Plains East Division. The Huskies scored three in the bottom of the ninth inning to upend Waterloo 6-5.
The Cats and Loggers meet again on Saturday at 7:35pm. Michael Pirrello (University of California-Irvine) is the scheduled starter for the Cats as he makes his season debut.
The Thunder Bay Border Cats are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Now in its’ 30th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 24 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 325 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (NYM), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at watchnwl.com and on ESPN+. For more information, visit www.bordercatsbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rockers as your favorite team.