THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – Get ready to roar with excitement because Thunder Bay is in for an electrifying Northwood’s League baseball season in 2024! The Thunder Bay Border Cats proudly announce the return of the dynamic J.M. Kelly as their field manager for the upcoming Northwoods League season.
Hailing from the baseball-rich town of Buna, TX, the 27-year-old Kelly made a significant impact during the first half of the 2023 season, leading the Border Cats to an impressive 17-15 record. Their tenacity on the field placed them just two games behind the Eau Claire Express, who clinched a playoff spot in the competitive Great Plains East Division. Thunder Bay, with a record of 18-18 at home and 27-41 overall, showed incredible resilience in their first season back in the NWL after a three-year absence.
Kelly, filled with enthusiasm, shared his excitement, “I thoroughly enjoyed my summer in Thunder Bay. The organization, the coaches, the players, and especially the passionate fans made it a memorable experience. We have unfinished business in 2024, and I’m thrilled about the roster, especially with the returning players. We’re geared up and ready for the challenge!”
President David Valente echoed the sentiment, expressing the team’s excitement about Kelly’s return. “We’re thrilled to have J.M. back,” Valente stated. “His unwavering dedication on and off the field is unparalleled. Having continuity in our managerial position is a significant advantage as we gear up for the 2024 season.”
Get ready to witness the Border Cats in action! Stay tuned as they unveil their thrilling 2024 season ticket packages and flex plans in the weeks to come. Thunder Bay, let’s show our support and cheer for our Border Cats as they embark on this exciting journey!