Jake Fox just had a weekend he’ll never forget. Everyone at Somerset’s TD Bank Ballpark is likely to remember it as well.
Getting one walk-off hit is enough to make for a memorable week. Getting two is almost unheard of, but Fox, the designated hitter for the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League, provided game-winning walk-off hits on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Coming up with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth in a 1-1 game on Friday, Fox singled to drive in the winning run. He was mobbed just beyond first base by his teammates after the winning run came home.
Coming up with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th of a 4-4 tie on Saturday, Fox singled to left to drive in the winning run. He was mobbed by his teammates just beyond first base after the winning run came home.
Coming up with no one on in the bottom of the 11th of a 1-1 tie on Sunday, Fox hit a solo home run to finish off a three-game sweep of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. This time his teammates had to wait at home plate for a joyous celebration that seemed hard to believe. Three straight nights, three walk-off wins, all with the same hero.