THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Border Cats roster is beginning to take shape.
The Northwoods team has signed another five players to the 2019 roster, a pair of pitchers, a catcher and two more outfielders.
Left-hander Joey Hect and Mark Anderson will give new manager Eric Vasquez versatility on the mound.
Hect, a sophomore at Florida’s Dayton State College from Centerville, Ohio, has appeared in 19 games out of the bullpen and has a 3-1 record two saves and a 4.50 earned run average.
Anderson, a junior at Pennsylvania’s Lafayette College, had made 11 starts and struck out 49 in 53.1 innings while going 1-3 this season.
Backstop Conor Allard also gives the Cats flexibility in the field, also able to play in the infield.
A native of San Diego, he’s hitting .271 in 14 games in 2019.
Outfielder Andrew Shebloski, who hails from San Diego and plays at St. Mary’s College, his .280 in 14 games last season, but is below the Mendoza line in a similar number of appearances this spring.
Finally, Nick Seamons joins the Border Cats organization from the University of Nevada, after hitting .322 over his high school career in San Diego. He’s got three doubles and five RBI, sporting a .203 batting average in 24 games this season.