December 2, 2008 –The Crichton College baseball program inked their first signee for the 2009-2010 season by signing Arlington High School catcher TJ Cox Comet first-year head coach Marc MacMillan announced today.
“TJ comes from a fine program under the guidance of Chris Ring at Arlington High School, and I am excited to sign a player of his caliber,” shared Coach MacMillan. “I had the opportunity to watch TJ consistently throughout the summer and fall, and his size, competitiveness, and work ethic are exactly what we are looking for here at Crichton. Such attributes will allow him the opportunity to grow and contribute to our program, and we hope he is one of many high school players throughout the Mid-South to join our program in years to come.”
Cox, a 6'3, 210lbs catcher, is the first player to sign with the Comets as well as the first player from Arlington High School to sign with a school this year. Cox is a three-year letterman who was part of Arlington’s 2008 squad that went 19-20 and qualified for the school’s first-ever appearance in the State Tournament. In addition to playing for the Tigers, Cox played both summer and fall baseball for the 18U APAK All-Stars under the direction of Alvin Rittman. This fall APAK went 18-2, and TJ hit .316 in 57 at-bats with a .409 on-base percentage.