Fox homers, Biscuits snap longest losing streak of season

Lucius Fox (file photo)

Lucius Fox (file photo)


Tribune Sports Reporter


LUCIUS Fox helped the Montgomery Biscuits to snap their longest losing streak of the season with his third home run of the season.

Fox hit the go-ahead, two-run homer to complete the come-from-behind win for his Montgomery Biscuits, 9-4 over the Birmingham Barons in the Rickwood Classic yesterday in Birmingham, Alabama. He finished 2-4, scored three runs and drove in two RBI to help Montgomery improve to 30-21 in the Double A Southern League.

Tied 4-4, Fox hit an opposite field shot to left field to give his team the lead for good in the annual Rickwood Classic at the oldest baseball stadium in America.

It celebrates the inaugural game of the Birmingham Coal Barons and Montgomery Climbers in August, 1910.

Fox singled in the top of the sixth and was eventually plated on a double from Brett Sullivan.

Following his home run heroics in the seventh, he was walked in the ninth and eventually scored his third run on a David Rodriguez single.

The Biscuits’ last win came in the opening game of the previous five-game series against Jazz Chisholm and the Jackson Generals.

The Generals went on to win the next four games and the Barons won the opening game of the current series to extend the Biscuits’ losing streak to five.

At 30-21, the Biscuits have just a one-game lead ahead of the Generals. The Pensacola Blue Wahoos currently lead the league and the South division at 31-21.

The team with the best record in the first half of the split season will advance to the playoffs as the first half division winner.

The first and second half winners in each division shall meet in a best three out of five series on the day following the determination of both first and second half winners

Anfernee Seymour and the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have struggled in the South division at just 19-33. Seymour went 1-4 and scored the Jumbo Shrimp’s only run in a 2-1 loss to the Mobile BayBears.

In the Single A-Advanced Florida State League, Chavez Young recorded his third multi-hit game in just over a week for the surging Dunedin Blue Jays.

Young finished 2-3 and scored one run with one stolen base in a 4-1 win over the Tampa Tarpons.

The Blue Jays improved to 31-20 to lead the North Division and tied with the South leading Palm Beach Cardinals for the best overall record in the league.

Young was hit by a pitch in his first plate appearance and was eventually plated on a Cal Stevenson single. The four runs in the inning would be all the run support the Blue Jays needed to secure the win.

In the third inning, Young singled and stole second base to reach scoring position but was left stranded. He also singled in the fifth inning.

Four teams will advance to the Florida State League playoffs. Winners of both halves within the Division play each other in a best-of-three series for the Division Championship. The Division Champions will move on to the League Championship Series.


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