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Fox, Biscuits season comes to an end

Bahamian shortstop Lucius Fox and the Montgomery Biscuits lost to the Jackson Generals on Saturday, 6-5, ending their season in the Double-A Southern League semifinals. The Biscuits lost the series three games to one. FILE

It was not the way that Bahamian shortstop Lucius Fox wanted his season to come to a halt, as his Montgomery Biscuits lost to the Jackson Generals, 6-5, in a nail-biter in their Double-A Southern League semifinals, at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, Alabama, USA, on Saturday. The Biscuits lost the series three games to one.

After the Generals went up 1-0 on a home-run by pitcher Shane McClanahan, Fox hit a line drive for a lead-off triple in the bottom of the first inning. That triple set up designated hitter Brett Sullivan to hit a two-run homer to right. The Biscuits went up 2-1 at the end of the first tinning.

In the bottom of the second inning, Fox hit a line drive for a double but was left stranded.

The Generals used a huge four-run fourth inning to go ahead. That put the Generals up 6-2 and the pressure was on the Biscuits to survive.

In the bottom of the ninth inning, the Generals were up 6-4 when they made a pitching change. The Biscuits had second baseman Miles Mastrobuoni on third base and right fielder Thomas Milone on second base with no outs. They were poised to score a couple runs and pull even.

Mastrobuoni came home on a Sullivan sacrifice fly to cut the lead to 6-5. However, the game ended in the Generals’ favor when Biscuits’ third baseman Tristan Gray hit a fly ball to center field.

Fox was substituted out of the game in the top of the fifth inning. He finished the game going a perfect 2-for-2 with a run scored.

The Generals now return to the Double-A Southern League championship series for a second straight year and the third time in the last four years.

Fox and his team won the first game 4-0, but lost the other three games, 9-1, 4-0 and 6-5.

In his last 10 games, Fox had a batting average of .333, going 10-for-30 with seven runs scored. He stole three bases during that span.

This season was a good season for the Bahamian. He was called up to play for the Durham Bulls in Triple-A baseball on July 17. He rejoined the Biscuits for the rest of the season on August 7.

Fox is known for his speed and deceptive power. He stole a career-high 39 bases this season. Fox finished the season with a batting average of .221 and had 66 runs scored. He finished 10 hits short of the century mark with 90 hits this season, and had a slugging percentage of .327.

Before being traded to the Tampa Bay Rays in 2016, Fox played in the San Francisco Giants system. 

Simba French

Sports Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Simba joined The Nassau Guardian in 2012 as a technical producer for Guardian Radio 96.9 FM. He joined the Editorial Department as a sports reporter in 2018. Simba has covered a wide range of sports stories, including the 2018 CARIFTA in Nassau, Bahamas.
Education: College of the Bahamas, BA Media Journalism

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