THUNDER BAY – It’s been a dismal season from a team standpoint, but from an individual perspective, it was a fantastic summer for at least two Thunder Bay Border Cats hitters.
Third-baseman Billy Cook and outfielder Cameron Pearcey on Sunday were named to the Northwoods League’s post-season all-star team, the lone Border Cats to get the call.
Both were nothing short of stellar in 2018.
Cook, playing in his second season in Thunder Bay, finished with an even .300 batting average, a team-high 39 RBI and smacked 20 doubles, four triples and four home runs in 62 appearances.
Pearcey, a speed demon who stole 27 bases in just 38 games, was an absolute stud of a find, hitting .347 in 150 at bats and drawing the attention of major league scouts.
The league also announced its major award winners.
Duluth’s Augie Isaccson took home the most valuable player trophy, hitting .365 with nine doubles, five triples and 39 stolen bases.
Eau Claire’s Justin Slaten was named pitcher of the year, going 7-1 with a sparkling 1.57 earned run average in 11 appearances. He struck out 70 in 56 innings.