Marshall Cox will always remember his final baseball series against Glynn Academy.
The Brunswick High senior third baseman and pitcher played a major role in the Pirates’ three-game sweep of the rival Red Terrors this week on the diamond, and as a result was named the GA-BHS Player of the Series Thursday night by the Glynn County Sports Hall of Fame.
Cox was 8-for-11 at the plate in the series and earned the pitching victory for the Pirates in the opening game of the three-game set.
In that first game on Monday, Cox handcuffed the Glynn offense as he allowed just two hits while throwing a complete-game shutout. He issued two walks and struck out five while going the distance for the Pirates in their 2-0 win. Cox was also 2-for-3 as a hitter in the opening contest.
In Game 2, Cox had three hits in four at-bats including a double and also a game-winning single in the bottom of the eighth to lift the Pirates to a 3-2 victory over the Terrors.
In the third and final game of the series, Cox continued to swing a hot bat for the Pirates as he was again 3-for-4 with an RBI as the Pirates toppled the Terrors 7-3.
“Marshall had a phenomenal series,” said Hall of Fame president Kevin Price. “Obviously, he was very deserving of this award. He pitched a great game Monday, came through in the clutch with the winning hit in Game 2 and then went out with a bang in Game 3 with three more hits for the Pirates.”
This is the fifth year that the Hall of Fame has presented an award to the most outstanding player in the Glynn-Brunswick series. Cox is the first BHS player to win the award.
The Hall of Fame also picks a player of the game in the annual GA-BHS football game and also names players of the game in boys and girls basketball when Glynn and Brunswick meet in their second game each winter.
You can view a complete list of the past award winners elsewhere on this site.