Border Cats Close out 2019 Season in Northwoods League Action

2019 Thunder Bay Border Cats - Photo: Lamarith Perreault
2019 Thunder Bay Border Cats - Photo: Lamarith Perreault

THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – On a beautiful afternoon for Border Cats baseball the team took to the field for the last time of the 2019 season.

The St. Cloud Rox were at Port Arthur Stadium to challenge the Cats after splitting the double-header last night.

The Rox fought onto the scoreboard early with a run in the first.

The fourth inning saw the Rox start to take command, scoring five runs, all unearned after a couple of missed plays by the Cats. The floodgates opened with two outs. The second baseman for the Cats #6 Triston Lundgren let a ball escape him. That scored a run.

Then in left field, the ball escaped the fielder and that brought in a pair of runs.

The teams traded runs in the sixth after going scoreless in the right.

In the top of the seventh,  the Rox took off like a jetliner scoring six runs. The short bench for the Cats started to show, as the second baseman #6 Triston Lundgren moved to pitcher.

The Rox batted through the order sending ten batters to the plate. There were six runs scored. After six batters, the Cats moved #18 DJ DePiero to the mound.

DePiero struck out the side with some really amazing pitching.

However, for the most part, the damage was done. The Rox had brought home more than enough runs to assure their victory.

The Cats, however, didn’t collapse. They kept their professionalism.

DePiero pitched a solid game. His pinpoint accuracy helped the team keep the Rox off the scoreboard.

The Cats #12 J. Jimenez hit a dinger, a homerun to drive home Jordan Lawson to bring the fans to their feet and show that for the Border Cats the hope is for next season.

The Thunder Bay Border Cats 2019 Season may be officially over, but the team has inspired ownership and leadership and has captured the hearts of the fans.

Thank-You Border Cats for all the fun and the experience in 2019.

Stay-tuned for our NetNewsLedger 2019 Border Cats summary.