By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
LUCIUS Fox Jr extended his hitting streak to 10 games to conclude his season of AAA baseball with the Omaha Storm Chasers.
The Kansas City Royals prospect doubled Sunday afternoon in the Storm Chasers’ 6-3 win over the Iowa C-Cubsat Principal Park, completing a series sweep to end the 2021 season. Over the course of the series, he hit .428 with two home runs and three RBI. Omaha finished the year 73-56 and 7-2 over MiLB’s newly implemented “Final Stretch.”
Among all 30 clubs, a single 2021 AAA Final Stretch Winner was crowned across both leagues based on highest overall winning percentage during a 10-game schedule immediately following the regular season.
Fox’s former club, the Durham Bulls, were named the Final Stretch champions with a record of 9-1.
Omaha finished the year with a .566 winning percentage, the eighth-best mark in franchise history.
Fox had a strong conclusion to the season and produced six multi-hit games over the course of his 10-game hit streak and hit three home runs.
His streak began on September 17 when he singled against the I-Cubs. He finished the series with 2-5 and 2-4 outings in the following games which also included his third home run of the season. He posted back to back 3-5 games on September 26 and 29 against the Indianapolis Clowns and I-Cubs respectively. On the season with the Storm Chasers, Fox - the 24-year No.26 prospect in the pipeline - hit .245 with a .353 OBP, .729 OPS, 56 hits, five home-runs, 24 RBI, 44 runs scored and 19 stolen bases.
Earlier in the season, Fox became the eighth Bahamian to join a Major League Baseball roster for the regular season.
His brief call-up lasted just a single game when the Kansas City Royals announced his promotion on July 30, hours ahead of a 6-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto, Canada.
Fox did not make his official debut on the field in the contest and the following day, he was optioned back down to the Storm Chasers.