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Squirrels' Fox signs to play baseball at Three Rivers College

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Charleston Squirrels pitcher Paul Fox (seated) signs a letter of intent to play baseball at Three Rivers College on Tuesday. Also pictured is Joe Scarano (left) and Three Rivers coach Stacey Burkey. Submitted photo
POPLAR BLUFF -- The moment he signed his name, Paul Fox instantly felt a weight lifted off his shoulders.

"It feels great. No more stress," Fox said. "I don't have to worry about it and I can just focus on this summer."

Fox, a graduate of Bloomfield High School, is the newest recruit that will play baseball for Three Rivers College after signing his letter of intent Tuesday.

"I've looked at different schools," said Fox. "I know most of the guys at Three Rivers and I really like the coaching staff. I think they'll do me some good."

The left-handed hurler had a 6-3 record on the hill as a Wildcat during his senior campaign. In 11 games and 51 1/3 innings, he struck out 68 batters and walked 28. Fox had an ERA of 1.09 left hitters befuddled with a .184 opponent batting average and surrendered no home runs.

Fox, who has topped out at 84 mph, has also pitched two no-hitters -- one with Bloomfield and another with the Charleston Squirrels this summer.

Fox is excited to be playing so close to home, giving his family a chance to watch him play and not worry about learning new surroundings.

"It helps out my family can come see me," Fox said. "If I ever need anything they're right here."

Fox is planning on majoring in Wildlife Management and Conservation.