St. Cloud Rox infielder Chris Paul reached a major milestone in last night’s game between the Rox and the Waterloo Bucks, collecting his 200th career hit off a base hit to right field in the sixth inning. Paul finished the game with three hits, giving him 201 total hits in his three-year tenure with the Rox, as he remains the all-time leader for hits in Rox history.
Paul joined the team as a freshman at Cal-Berkeley in the summer of 2012, the inaugural season for the Rox, and made an immediate impact, hitting .271 his first season with 68 hits including 20 doubles (second-most in NWL) and six triples while finishing the season with 20 RBIs. Last season, Paul batted .299 for the Rox with 81 hits, 10 doubles and four home runs as he finished the season as the Rox team MVP.
In 2014, Paul is currently batting .323 and after last night has recorded 52 hits on the season, along with 11 doubles, six home runs and 28 RBIs after recently being named one of three players from the Rox selected to the 2014 Northwoods League All-Star Game. Paul is now 36 hits away from tying the Northwoods League career record for hits, set back in 1997 by Shayne Carnes of Waterloo who finished his career with 237.