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Bahamians in Double-A baseball

Lucius Fox has hit safely in six of his last seven games for the Montgomery Biscuits, and is batting .423 over that span. His batting average is up to .226 for the season, the highest it has been in nearly two months.

In a five-game set against the Chattanooga Lookouts that climaxed on Sunday, Fox went 8-for-18 with a couple RBIs and a run scored. Competing at Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, Alabama, the Biscuits took four out of five with the Lookouts to raise their league-leading win-loss record to 44-26. They are a full five games ahead of fellow Bahamian Jasrado “Jazz” Chisholm and the Jackson Generals (39-31) in the Southern League North Division – a branch of Double-A baseball in the minor leagues.

The other Bahamian in Double-A baseball, Anfernee Seymour, was in action for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp over the weekend. The Jumbo Shrimp have a 29-41 record, and are in fourth place in the Southern League South Standings.

As for Fox, batting wise, he is enjoying his best stretch of the season. The 6’1” 21-year-old shortstop has 48 hits in 62 games this year, has drove in 20 and has scored 37 runs. Last year, he hit .268 and had a career-high 122 total hits.

In the finale against the Lookouts, Fox finished 2-for-4 with an RBI. He singled in the Biscuits’ first run of the game, and they went on to win, 3-2.

Fox and the Biscuits have assured themselves of a spot in the postseason for a team-record fifth-straight season. They will enter the playoffs as the First Half winners of the North Division – their first First Half Championship in their 16-year history.

In their four-game set against the Biloxi Shuckers, that wrapped up on Sunday, Chisholm had just one hit in 12 at-bats and scored just twice, but the Generals took three out of four.

Chisholm trails just behind Ibandel Isabel, of the Dominican Republic, for the league lead in home-runs. He has 13 jacks on the year, and is on pace to break the personal record of 25 he hit last year. Chisholm is hitting just .173 on the season, but has those 13 home-runs and 27 RBIs.

Seymour and the Jumbo Shrimp took four out of five with the Birmingham Barons. For the series, Seymour finished 3-for-15 including a double and a triple, and scored twice. The steady outfielder is batting .233 on the season with no home-runs and nine RBIs. He has slammed out 31 hits and has scored 13 times.

The league takes a break for its annual all-star classic today, and action will resume on Thursday.

Sheldon Longley

Sports Editor at The Nassau Guardian
Sheldon Longley joined The Nassau Guardian in January 2001 as a sports reporter. He was promoted to sports editor in 2008. Sheldon has an extensive background in sports reporting. He covered three Olympic Games and three world championships, along with multiple smaller regional and local games.
Education: College of The Bahamas, Associates in Accounting
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