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Senators Cox Tabbed CBL Pitcher of the Week

May 23, 2005 - Central Baseball League (Central League) - Jackson Senators News Release

Jackson, MS; May 23, 2005 – The Central Baseball League (CBL) today announced that Jackson Senators left-handed pitcher Adam Cox and San Angelo Colts outfielder Jorge Alvarez were named Pitcher and Batter of the Week for the week of May 16 – May 22. Cox and Alvarez were chosen by SportsTicker, the CBL’s official statistician.

Cox was brilliant in his only start of the week, allowing just one hit in seven innings of work, striking out ten, as Jackson cruised to a 5-1 victory over San Angelo on Wednesday. The Valdosta, Georgia native is 2-0 with a 2.65 ERA in three starts for the Senators this season.

Now in his second season with the Senators, Cox, 24, was a fourth-round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians in 2000 after playing one season at Darton Junior College in Albany, Georgia. After going 2-4 with a 4.82 ERA at rookie-level Burlington in 2000, he was sidelined with an injury for the entire 2001 season. Cox pitched four games for single-A Columbus in 2002, before also spending the 2003 season on the disabled list. Last season, he pitched three games for the Senators, going 0-2 with a 6.17 ERA.

In six games, Alvarez went 11-for-25 with three home runs, three doubles, and six RBI for a .440 batting average and a .920 slugging percentage. His best night of the week came on Monday, when he went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs in San Angelo's 6-3 victory over Jackson, the Colts' only win of the week. The native of Las Terrenas Sanchez, Dominican Republic, is currently fifth in the league with a .375 batting average and is tied for the league lead in home runs (5) and RBI (19).

The Jackson Senators are part of the Central Baseball League, an independent league of eight professional baseball teams located throughout four southern states. The league is preparing for its twelfth season this summer with teams located in Edinburg, El Paso, Ft. Worth, Robstown, and San Angelo, Texas; Shreveport, Louisiana; Pensacola, Florida; and Jackson, Mississippi. The CBL will play a 94-game schedule between May and August 2004.

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