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Arkansas' Danielle Gibson Hits For Historic Home Run Cycle

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Danielle Gibson (Photo courtesy of Arkansas Athletics)

Teams might be a little more careful pitching Danielle Gibson after she turned in a historic performance this weekend.

The Arkansas sophomore became only the second Division I softball player to ever hit for the rare home run cycle, belting four homers in a 15-3 win over SIU-Edwardsville on Saturday. Gibson's four homers in one game ties an NCAA record, and she became the fastest player to ever reach the milestone, doing it in just four innings of play.

Her night looked something like this ...

  • A two-run homer in the first inning
  • A three-run homer in the second inning
  • The grand slam in the third inning
  • And a solo homer in the fourth inning

Watch it all:

That all adds up to a tidy sum of four homers and 10 RBIs. In one game.

How rare is the home run cycle? It's only been done once before in professional baseball and never in the MLB. The only other softball player to do it was Georgetown's Allie Anttila. And Gibson is now just the sixth player to ever hit four homers in one game.

That it all came in just four innings of play because of the NCAA's run rule makes it even more impressive.

Here's to imagining how many homers Gibson could hit in a full game...

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