July 21, 2021
Bahamian professional baseball player Lucius Fox Jr. and his Omaha Storm Chasers struggled in the 6-4 loss to the St. Paul Saints at Werner Park in Papillion, Nebraska yesterday in Minor League Baseball (MiLB) action.
The leadoff batter was unable to get a hit in this game as he went 0-for-6 in the game. He was struck out three times as he attempted to get out of his July slump that has him 5-for-37 at the plate. On the season he has a batting average of .194.
He connected on the pitch in his first at-bat in the first inning, but it was a groundout to first baseman Damek Tomscha. After the first inning, the game was tied at one run.
The score remained the same until the sixth inning, when the visitors took a 3-2 lead. At the end of the ninth inning, the score was tied at four runs and needed an extra inning to determine a winner.
After the Saints went up 6-4 at the top of the 10th inning, Fox was the third batter for his Chasers in the bottom of that inning. With the Chasers having one out and a man on base, the Kansas City prospect had a 1-2 count but was struck out on a foul tip on the next pitch.
The Chasers were unable to register a run in the 10th inning as the Saints won the game.
Although his team lost the first game in their six-game series against the Saints, they are still 3.5 games ahead of the second-place team in the Triple-A East’s Midwest Division, where they have a 40-25 win-loss record for the season.
Fox will have a chance to snap his three-game hitless streak tonight in the second game in the series. That game gets underway at 7:05 p.m. local time.
For the Chasers this season, Fox has an on-base percentage of .325 and a slugging percentage of .242.
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