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Khalyd Cox

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Khalyd Cox arguably had the biggest bat in Blue Sox history. In his lone season in 2018, Cox had perhaps the most prolific season the organization had ever seen. He hit .368 in 44 games and eclipsed Taylor Olmstead’s franchise single-season home run record of seven by hitting nine. He was particularly dominant against one of their longtime rivals, the Adirondack Trail Blazers. On June 9, he hit a pair of round-trippers, his second blast coming in an 11-run 8th inning rally, to lead Utica to their largest comeback in team history as they overcame a 12-2 6th inning deficit to defeat Adirondack 19-14. Cox went on to homer five more times against Adirondack that year, four of which came in Boonville. In the top of the 5th inning of a game in Boonville on July 19, Cox officially broke the franchise’s single-season home run record and added to his new record by clubbing another blast to lead off the top of the 8th as part of an emphatic 16-7 blowout win. In addition to his nine round-trippers, he also led the team with 56 hits, 32 RBIs, and 12 doubles.

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