Thunder Bay Border Cats Secure Thrilling Overtime Victory against Rochester Honkers

Thunder Bay Border Cats Win in Extra Innings - Image James Mirabelli
The Thunder Bay Border Cats final homegame of the season is tonight! - Image James Mirabelli

Thunder Bay – SPORTS – In a nail-biting showdown that kept fans on the edge of their seats, the Thunder Bay Border Cats emerged victorious with a 7-6 win over the Rochester Honkers in a 10-inning battle. The game, witnessed by a passionate crowd of 909 fans at Port Arthur Stadium on Saturday night, showcased the Cats’ resilience and determination.

Pinch Hitter Trey Lewis Delivers Game-Winning Hit

Pinch hitter Trey Lewis, representing South Alabama, etched his name in the game’s narrative by delivering a crucial game-winning single to left field in the bottom of the tenth inning. Lewis’s hit brought home his college teammate, Tyler Kehoe from South Alabama, securing the Border Cats’ thrilling victory.

Late Drama and Heroics

Rochester Honkers took a 5-4 lead in the top of the tenth inning, setting the stage for a dramatic comeback by the Thunder Bay Border Cats. Kehoe, displaying his offensive prowess, tied the game with an RBI single before exhibiting his baserunning skills, crossing home plate to score the winning run.

Back-and-Forth Battle

The game was a true see-saw affair, with the Thunder Bay Border Cats staging a remarkable comeback in the fifth inning. Trailing 3-0, the Cats rallied and managed to tie the game 3-3. The pivotal moment came in the form of Logan Johnstone, representing Washington State University, who smacked a bases-loaded triple aided by the sun’s glare. The Cats seized the lead in the seventh inning, thanks to Johnstone’s clutch sacrifice fly, securing his fourth run batted in of the game.

Noteworthy Performances

Tyler Kehoe displayed his offensive prowess throughout the game, going 2-for-5 at the plate. Travis Chestnut from Texas A&M University contributed to the Border Cats’ success by scoring two runs. The win was sealed by Karson Shepherd from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, who recorded the final out of the tenth inning, evening his record at 1-1.

Homestand Finale and Family Day

The Thunder Bay Border Cats will conclude their homestand on Sunday afternoon with a match against the Honkers at 1:35 pm. Thunder Bay native Jack Pineau, hailing from Creighton University, will take the mound as the starting pitcher. Pineau, a talented right-hander, boasts a record of 1-1 with an impressive 3.45 ERA from his six appearances this season.

Additionally, Sunday will be celebrated as “Family Day” at the stadium. Families can enjoy a special package that includes four tickets, four hot dogs, four Pepsi drinks, and four bags of Old Dutch Chips, all for just $44.00. Moreover, children will have the exciting opportunity to run the bases after the game, adding an extra element of fun to the family-oriented event.

The Thunder Bay Border Cats and their loyal fans anticipate another memorable game filled with thrilling moments and passionate cheers.

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