Former UTA Star Playing with the Vallejo Admirals
UTA Sits Game Back in Standings with Three to Play
UTA Moves into First Place in Sun Belt; Series Resumes on Sunday at 11 a.m.
Mavs Host Texas A&M on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at The Gould
Mavs turn to Senior Righty Austin Gardner for First Start of 2017
A selection of photos from the 2017 UTA All Sports Banquet in College Park Center.
- 36th Round Pick in the 2017 MLB Draft (Royals)
- Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll (2016-17)
- Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference (2017)
- First-team All-Sun Belt Conference (2016)
- Johnny Bench Award Semifinalist (2016)
- Sun Belt Conference Commisioner Academic List (2015-16)
Appeared in 54 of UTA's 55 games, hitting .229 (49-for-214) with 33 runs, 10 doubles and 16 RBI … Sported a .324 on-base percentage, owning 27 walks and 32 strikeouts and was hit by five pitches … Made 36 starts at third base, 16 behind the plate and one at first base … Batted .200 (25-for-125) in conference play with five doubles and 11 RBI … Hit .234 in home games, .234 in away games, .239 in day games and .218 on night games … In games UTA won, batted .301 with eight doubles and 12 RBI and hit .149 in games lost … Had six two-out RBI … Had 14 multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games … Ran up a nine-game hitting streak and stretched a reached base streak to 12 games … Collected first hit of the year as a pinch-hit chance vs. SEMO … Went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk in a win at Stephen F. Austin … Had one of two three-hit games vs. Louisiana Tech also going 3-for-5 at ULM … Had 12 two-hit games … Scored a season-high three runs in wins over No. 20 Louisiana and at Arkansas State … Drew four two-walk games.
Had a prolific season behind the plate as a junior … Was a semifinalist on the Johnny Bench Award, given to the nation's top catcher … Led the team in average (.365), hits (81) and on-base percentage (.427) … Ranks third in the Sun Belt in average, fourth in on-base percentage, third in hits and fifth in runners picked off … Reached base safely in 51 of his 57 starts … Was 81-for-222 at the plate, with 35 runs, collecting 12 doubles, one triple and two homers, driving in 41 runs … Had a .455 slugging percentage … Drew 23 walks, was hit by four pitches and struck out 27 times … Stole 2-of-2 bases … Nabbed 16 runners stealing and picked off four runners … Committed just one passed ball … In Sun Belt play, hit .379 (47-for-124) with eight doubles, one triple and 21 RBI … Caught nine runners stealing in SBC action … Led the team with a .420 (47-for-112) average with runners on base … Reached base as the leadoff hitter in 50 percent of his chances (22-of-44) … Hit .377 (26-for-69) with runners in scoring position … Had nine two-out RBI … Had 21 multi-hit and nine multi-RBI games … Had a season-long 13 game hitting streak and reached base safely a club-high 20 consecutive games … Started 55 of UTA's 58 games behind the plate … Hit No. 3 in the lineup a club-high 38 times … Had a four-hit game vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Louisiana Tech and Louisiana … Went 5-for-6 vs. Georgia State with five RBI, two doubles and a walk.
Hit .252 (36-for-143) with 21 runs, three doubles, one homer and 17 RBI … Sported a .294 slugging and a .337 on-base percentage, owning 18 walks and 26 strikeouts … Stole three bases, hung a sacrifice fly and laid down three sac bunts … Started 41 games and played in 47, with 33 behind the plate … Hit .287 in Sun Belt Conference play … Had nine multi-hit and four multi-RBI games … Had a stretch of seven consecutive games reaching base safely … Had a four-hit game vs. Troy in the first game of a twinbill … Drove in four runs vs. South Alabama … Played summer baseball with the Liberal Bee Jays in the Jayhawk League … Earned first-team honors in the Jayhawk League and 2015 NBC All-America accolades.
Batted .274 (20-for-73) with 14 runs, two doubles and 12 RBI … Started 21 games and played in 25 … Had four walks and six strikeouts, getting plunked by six pitches … Had a .301 slugging and a .361 on-base percentage … Laid down a pair of sacrifice bunts … Hit .400 with two outs … Had a pair of three-hit games.
Earned a pair of letters at Arlington Heights High School … Hit .427 with 32 hits, seven doubles, four triples and two homers as a senior … Named District 7-4A MVP … Voted to the North Texas High School Baseball Coaches All-Star Team in 2013 … Hit .419 as a junior … Named the 2012 District 6-4A Offensive Player of the Year … Earned Director of Athletics Scholar accolades in 2012 … Led team in 2011 to a Co-District, Bi-District and Area Champion.
Son of Mike and Dana Cox … Is majoring in kinesiology … Has a brother, Colby (25).