Haddox wins Class B batting championship

STRUTHERS – Oak Glen graduate Bub Haddox, a West Liberty baseball recruit, recently won the Youngstown Class B batting title with a .534 average playing for Baird Brothers.

Haddox had 39 hits in 79 at-bats with 30 singles, four doubles and five triples. He also pitched 28 innings with 28 strikeouts, 13 walks and a 1.25 ERA.

In addition to his success in Class B, Haddox was also a part of the Ohio Glaciers National Amateur Baseball Federation Senior Division World Series championship this past weekend in Struthers. The team’s picture will be sent to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown to commemorate the 100th year of that organization. The NABF is the oldest continually operated national baseball organization in the United States.

Haddox, a two-time West Virginia all-state first teamer at Oak Glen, was also named to the Class B All-Star Game which was played on July 22 at Cene Park in Struthers. Baird Brothers finished the season at 14-13 and finished in fifth place in the 10-team league.