Sal Taormina sparked an early offensive outburst and the Thunder Bay Border Cats dealt the Eau Claire Express a 10-5 loss Monday night in  Northwoods League action at Tbaytel Park in  Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Taormina had two-run doubles in both the first and second innings, helping the Border Cats score four runs in each frame. He finished the game 3-for-4 with four RBIs.

Nick Studer had three hits and drove in three runs for Thunder Bay.

Daniel Salters was 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Express, while Brian Mundell was 2-for-4.

The loss dropped the Express back to .500 at 13-13.