Thunder Bay Border Cats Off to a 2-0 Start with Win over Rochester Honkers

Thunder Bay Border Cats Baseball

THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – What a night for baseball fans! Tuesday’s Northwoods League slate featured 12 thrilling games, with high-scoring matchups and intense battles. Leading the charge, our very own Thunder Bay Border Cats came out on top with a solid victory.

The Border Cats are on the road tonight for the third game of the season against the LaCross Loggers. You can watch the games online! Visit Northwoods League.

The win put the Cats at 2-0 a great start for the team and a little more incentive for fans to make their way to Port Arthur Stadium on Friday for the Home Opener. First Pitch is 7:35 pm and the team will host fireworks after the game!

Let’s dive into the highlights!

Thunder Bay 5, Rochester 3

The Thunder Bay Border Cats triumphed over the Rochester Honkers with a 5-3 victory, racking up thirteen hits. Zane Skansi (Creighton University) was the star of the show, going 3-for-5 with a solo home run in the third and an RBI double in the sixth. Lucas Terilli (Eastern New Mexico University) contributed with a 2-for-4 performance, including a game-opening double and an RBI single in the fourth. Mattie Thomas (University of San Francisco) also made his mark, hitting a two-run bomb in the fifth. Andrew Hardin (Southwestern University) earned the win, throwing five innings with four strikeouts, allowing six hits, three runs, and two walks.

Madison 18, Eau Claire 10

The Madison Mallards took down the Eau Claire Express in a wild 18-10 victory. Madison’s offensive explosion included a grand slam by Connor Capece (Creighton University) and a bases-clearing double by Blake Guerin (University of Iowa).

Kenosha 4, Leprechauns 3

Kenosha Kingfish edged out the Royal Oak Leprechauns 4-3. John St. Clair (University of Wisconsin-Parkside) led the charge with a 2-for-2 performance, including a triple.

Traverse City 9, Battle Creek 5

Traverse City Pit Spitters dominated the Battle Creek Battle Jacks 9-5. Brody Capps (Wallace Community College-Dothan) had a perfect 5-for-5 game, including an RBI single and a double.

Kalamazoo 5, Rockford 4

Kalamazoo Growlers squeezed past the Rockford Rivets 5-4, with Joey Winters (Ottawa University Arizona) delivering a crucial two-run single in the sixth inning.

La Crosse 3, Mankato 1

La Crosse Loggers bounced back to beat the Mankato MoonDogs 3-1, thanks to a stellar pitching performance from Casey Burfield (University of Nevada Reno).

St. Cloud 11, Bismarck 3

St. Cloud Rox cruised to an 11-3 win over the Bismarck Larks, highlighted by a solo home run from Jackson Hauge (University of Kansas).

Willmar 11, Waterloo 5

The Willmar Stingers stung the Waterloo Bucks with an 11-5 win, fueled by three home runs from Aidan Byrne (Minnesota State University Mankato), Sam Siegel (Augustana University), and Colton Griffin (Stephen F. Austin State University).

Wausau 7, Green Bay 5

Wausau Woodchucks triumphed over the Green Bay Rockers 7-5, with Max Galvin (Oklahoma State University) blasting a two-run homer.

Fond du Lac 7, Wisconsin Rapids 4

Fond du Lac Dock Spiders rebounded with a 7-4 victory over the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, featuring a solo shot from Parker Knoll (Lawrence University).

Badlands 9, Duluth 0

The Badlands Big Sticks recorded the first shutout of the 2024 season, blanking the Duluth Huskies 9-0. Kaden Carpenter (University of Utah) shined with a two-run double.

Lakeshore 15, Kokomo 10

Lakeshore Chinooks outslugged the Kokomo Jackrabbits 15-10 in a high-scoring affair, powered by a three-run homer from Prince Deboskie (Scottsdale Community College).

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