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Published On: June 8th, 2024
Ty Brooks #12 tripled home Greg Lachance #5, with the winning run in the Border Cats 7-6 victory over the Duluth Huskies on Saturday. 
Ty Brooks (University of South Alabama) broke a 6-6 tie with a ninth inning triple, scoring Greg Lachance (University of Illinois) with the winning run, and the Thunder Bay Border Cats won for the tenth time in 12 games this season with a 7-6 victory over the Duluth Huskies on Saturday at Wade Stadium. The Cats continue to lead the Great Plains East Division and are tied with the Wausau Woodchucks for the top record in the Northwoods League at 10 and 2.
Lachance, Kyle Morrison (Shelton State CC), and Lucas Terilli (Eastern New Mexico University) all collected two hits in the win, while Zane Skansi (Creighton University) added an RBI double.
Griffin Catto (Southern Illinois University) got the win in relief to improve to 3-0. The Whitby, Ont., native pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings with two strikeouts and Sean Heppner (University of British Columbia) pitched out of a two-on, two-out jam, striking out a pair in the bottom of the ninth for his third save.
The Cats and Huskies travel back to Thunder Bay to continue their six-game series on Sunday with first pitch at Port Arthur Stadium set for 5:05pm.  Cole Poirrier (Nicholls State University), returning for his second year with the Cats, will make his first start of the season.
Thunder Bay hockey star Michela Cava from PWHL Champion Minnesota will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and she’ll be available for autographs and pictures in the first base patio area.  It’s also Family Day with a special of 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 Pepsi, and 4 bags of Old Dutch Chips all for just $49, and kids can run the bases after the game.
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. Entering its’ 31st season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 26 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 350 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 (TEX), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (STL) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (ATL). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2023 World Series Champion, 2021 and 2023 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and two-time All-MLB first team shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at and on ESPN+. For more information visit 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.