Softballer Hits for Beyond Rare HR Cycle

Danielle Gibson
Arkansas Razorbacks
Hit for Rare HR Cycle
Saturday, February 23, 2019

 

Writer Dave Kovaleski put it this way: “In her team’s 15-3 win over Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, (Arkansas) Razorbacks sophomore (Danielle) Gibson became the first player in NCAA Division I softball history to hit for a rare type of cycle — the home run cycle — according to the Razorbacks’ athletics website. That means she hit solo, 2-run and 3-run blasts, plus a grand slam, in the same game.”

Rare? Beyond rare is more like it. In fact “unheard of” is the phrase that best frames it on the phenom-stage. As a college softball event, it’s never happened before in a single game, although we are now johnny-come-lately aware of the fact that it has happened once to another female college softball player, but that girl needed both games of a DH to get it done on the same day. Gibson’s heroics were hardly stretched. She got it done ~ one homer per inning each in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th frames for the 4 homers and its 10 RBIs.

This kind of very special HR cycle has never occurred in big league baseball, according to my phenom-swarm expert authorities.

Flying off the bat of Danielle Gibson
There Goes One of the Four Taking Flight,

In Danielle Gibson’s case, she hit a 2-run homer in the 1st; a 3-run homer in the 2nd; a Grand Slam homer in the 3rd; and then finished the circuit job with a solo homer in the 4th. ~ Maybe next time she’ll get it in perfect solo, 2, 3. and 4 runs order in alignment over the first four innings.

Check out these two links on the event with your own eyes.

https://www.westernjournal.com/wc/watch-college-sophomore-makes-history-hits-hr-cycle/

https://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2019/2/24/18238703/arkansas-softball-danielle-gibson-home-run-cycle-video

Rounding 3rd,
Heading for Home,
She’ll Hit Three More,
For a Full House Roam!

 

And thank you, Mike McCroskey, for being the first to call this rather formidable accomplishment to my attention.

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

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3 Responses to “Softballer Hits for Beyond Rare HR Cycle”

  1. bobcopus Says:

    I would imgaine that the odds of coming to bat four times with no one on base, one runner on base, two runners on base, and bases loaded is quite low in of itself. To homer in each of them is quite amazing.

  2. J-Dub Says:

    Good thing she’s not on my Women’s softball fantasy team. I had Mike Cameron on my MLB fantasy team when he had he 4-homer game, which was right before he entered the Witness Protection Program #ImFantasyCursed

  3. stanfromtacoma Says:

    Tino Martinez when he played for the Yankees had a solo homerun, a two run home run and a three run home run against the Mariners on 4-2-97. Unbelievably he batted with the bases loaded in the 6th and 9th innings, but unfortunately he didn’t hit a grand slam in either at bat.

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