As of Monday, May 23, 2022




#Tribune Sports Reporter

#A PAIR of Bahamian minor league baseball prospects hit their first home runs of the season in productive weekends at the plate for their respective clubs.

#Washington Nationals prospect Lucius Fox (Rochester Red Wings – Triple A) is enjoying his best hitting stretch since his new assignment and Los Angeles Angels prospect (Inland Empire 66ers – Single A) D’Shawn Knowles extended his hit streak to six games.

#Fox had his most successful game since he was optioned to the Red Wings earlier this month when he finished 3-4 with a home run and two RBI against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs on May 20.

#After going hitless in his first four games with the Red Wings, Fox went 11-25 in his next five games, including three multi hit games and a perfect 3-3 night with a stolen base against the Iron Pigs.

#Since he joined the Red Wings, the versatile infielder is hitting .303 with five RBI, three stolen bases, slugging .515 with a .940 OPS.

#Knowles hit his home run shot Saturday night against the San Jose Giants. His solo shot in the seventh broke a scoreless tie en route to a 3-0 win.

#The Angels’ no.30 prospect in its pipeline, has had a series of late game heroics this season which included a pair of walk-off hits.

#For the second time in the series against the Stockton Ports, D’Shawn Knowles delivered late game heroics and another walk-off win for the Inland Empire 66ers.

#Knowles currently leads the 66ers with a .331 batting average, 23 RBI, an .889 OPS and nine stolen bases in his second season assigned to the club.

#In 84 games last season, he hit .227 with a .280 OBP, a .635 OBP, five home-runs, 48 RBI, and a team leading 31 stolen bases.

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