Welcome to my perfect part of NW Ohio where I live and where Perrysburg High School junior, Luke Borer, hit for a home run cycle Monday night in a wild 22-14 win against league rival Anthony Wayne. How rare is the home run cycle? It’s never been done in Major League baseball; it’s only been done once in minor league baseball and it’s believed to have only been done once in college baseball history — according to the historians.
The home run cycle was completed by Danielle Gibson of Arkansas back in February, making her only the second known college softball player to ever do it.
Add it all up and what you have from Borer is something just about as rare as it gets in baseball history. Hitting for a home run cycle is so rare that when Tyrone Horne did it for the Double-A Arkansas Travelers in 1998, his bat ended up in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Perrysburg HS Junior, Luke Borer, hit for a home run cycle tonight against AW.
1st AB: Solo HR
2nd AB: 3-Run HR
3rd AB: 2-Run HR
4th AB: Grand Slam
He finished 4-5 with 4 HR & 10 RBI’s. The 4-HR in a single game is 2nd best in OHSAA history. The 10-RBI is 10th best ever. pic.twitter.com/HniPadRdaK
— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) April 16, 2019
There just might be something in the air this year with the home run cycle. According to to the Northwest Georgia News, a middle schooler had a home run cycle during a game on April 4. In 2017, a Maryland softball player accomplished the treasured cycle in a 25-15 loss.
In the one documented college baseball home run cycle, Florida State’s Marshall McDougall had a historic day at the plate — 6 home runs.
That day, in fact, he set a still-standing NCAA single game records for home runs (6), RBI (16) and total bases (25). And, as you will see in the video – there were no cheap shots for McDougall on that record-setting day.
Here’s another college guy who hit for the home run cycle – Todd Meyer from Alvernia College in a 2002 game against Wilmington College. Meyer hit the home run cycle in a five inning game. His line that day was the home run cycle, 5 for 5, 12 RBI, 6 runs scored over those five innings in a 36-15 Alvernia victory. Meyer would go on to win D3 player of the year honors; in total he hit 25 home runs and had 107 RBI in 45 games.
Yes, He had the cycle of Homeruns. They walked him in the 4th but he hit the grand slam in the 5th and the game was called then…
Check out his senior year (he pitched in the low 90's too)https://t.co/NSVsVwXvsc
— Kevin Woodbridge (@CoachWoodbridge) April 16, 2019
You might want to add this nugget to your article…. Tim Jorgensen, who was eventually drafted by the Cleveland Indians, accomplished the same feat back in 1995 at UW-Oshkosh.
Here's a link with the info:https://t.co/u9vvOKGlSy
— Roy Hobbs (@Babe_Truth) April 16, 2019