Saints baseball team presents Red Cox Award to Joe Boles

Flagler College’s baseball doubleheader with Lander on Saturday marked the 25th anniversary of Red Cox Day.


The Saints presented Joseph L. Boles Jr. with the Red Cox award. The award is presented to an individual who has made an impact on the St. Augustine area and embodies the ideals of Coach Red Cox, who was St. Augustine’s first director of Parks and Recreation and held that position for 37 years

Boles, a graduate of St. Augustine High, the University of Florida and the UF College of Law, served as St. Augustine’s mayor for eight years. Currently, he serves on the board of the St. Johns County Council on Aging as its president and chairman, is the vice president of the St. Johns County Welfare Federation and serves on the boards of the Buckingham Smith Benevolent Association and the Rotary Club of St. Augustine. He is a founding member of the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum board as well as the First Tee of St. Johns County.

The Saints also presented the Red Cox Scholarship to sophomore outfielder Evan Lowe, who recently underwent surgery and is serving a redshirt this season. Lowe is a sports management major.

Flager won the first game of the doubleheader, defeating the Bearcats 10-4 to improve to 16-6 and 5-0 in the Peach Belt Conference. Dylan Jones led off the bottom of the first with a home run and the Saints never looked back. Flagler scored five runs in the fifth to go up 7-1.

Jones went 3 for 4 with three runs scored and two RBIs, while Igor Baez went 3 for 5 with a homer, a double, two runs scored and one RBI. Dustin Dye (2-2) scattered five hits in six innings, allowing one earned run. With the loss, Lander fell to 8-13, 3-5.