Thursday, September 5, 2019
By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
LUCIUS Fox and the Montgomery Biscuits began their Southern League playoff campaign last night as the No.1 overall seed.
The Biscuits, North Division champions (88-50), host division runner-ups the Jackson Generals in the best of five semi-finals.
Results of game one were unavailable up to press time and the Biscuits will host game two tonight at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, Alabama at 6:35pm.
Jackson will host game three and the venue shifts back to Montgomery for games four and five if necessary.
The Biscuits won a pennant for the seventh time in their history, and the Second Half North Division title for the fourth time in the last five years. They also won the First Half Championship for the first time in their 16-year history.
Fox received league wide recognition and was awarded “Best Hustler” for his baserunning ability when the league announced its Postseason Awards.
He spent 15 games this season in Triple-A with the Durham Bulls, but has spent the bulk of the year with the Biscuits. He went on to lead the Southern League with 37 stolen bases.
In 112 games this season across both leagues (104 with the Biscuits) Fox hit .221 with a .331 OBP and a .657 OPS. He totaled 90 hits including 16 doubles, nine triples, three home runs, 34 RBIs, and scored 66 runs.
Last season, Fox spent 27 games with the Biscuits in his debut Double A season and hit .221 with a .284 OBP, four stolen bases, 23 hits, three doubles, one triple, nine RBI and 14 runs scored.