Jake Fox Named PCL Hitter of the Week

Fox leads the league with seven homers

Jake Fox

By Iowa Cubs | April 20, 2009 8:33 AM ET

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Pacific Coast League today announced Jake Fox of the Iowa Cubs has been named PCL hitter of the week and Oklahoma City RedHawks pitcher Luis Mendoza PCL pitcher of the week for the week of April 9th-19th.

The Greenfield, Indiana native hit .478 (22-for-46) and smashed seven home runs and drove in 22 RBI in the first eleven games of the 2009 season. He added five doubles and scored 14 runs. Fox was drafted in the third round of the 2003 draft out the University of Michigan.

Mendoza started April 14th against the Nashville Sounds and went tossed 5.0 shutout innings allowed two hits and struck out six to and earned his first win. Five days later he started against the Memphis Redbirds and tossed 5.1 shutout innings and allowed two hits and struck out seven for his second win of the season. The Veracruz, Mexico native was acquired in a trade with the Boston Red Sox in 2006. He was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2000 by the Red Sox.

You can find more information on weekly awards and other League news all season long on the official Pacific Coast League web site, www.pclbaseball.com.

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Jake Fox's Stats

11 46 14 22 5 1 7 22 .478 1.087

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