The Thunder Bay Border Cats finished up their six-game road trip with a 3-3 record after falling 7-0 to the Eau Claire Express on Tuesday night at Carson Park. The Border Cats are 15-11 and now tied with the Express for top spot in the Great Plains East Division with the two teams meeting again over the next two nights at Port Arthur Stadium.
On Tuesday, the Express raced out to a 3-0 lead through two innings and tacked on four more runs in the sixth. The Cats managed only four hits on the night with Cole Ketzner (South Alabama) going 2-for-4 at the plate. Robert Spencer (Texas A&M University-Kingsville) started for the Cats and took the loss dropping his record to 1-1. The righthander gave up three runs on four hits and three walks over 1 2/3 innings. The Cats are still 7-3 over the past 10 games heading into a six-game homestand that will conclude the first half of the schedule and determine the division winner that will punch their ticket into the NWL playoffs beginning August 13th.
Thunder Bay’s Jack Pineau (Creighton University) is the scheduled starter on Wednesday against the Express with first pitch set for 6:35pm. It’s Weenie Wednesday with 2-for-1 hot dogs presented by Superior Foods and fans will also have a chance to win free passes to Country On The Bay courtesy of Country 105.
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.