“For some reason, Heavenly Father guided me here,” Danielle Gibson says of her college softball career.
Latter-day Saint teenage slugger Danielle Gibson lists a highlight on her “long ball” resume that no big leaguer (not Babe Ruth, not Bryce Harper, not even Hank Aaron) can claim: a home run cycle.
For sports fans and stats nerds, a home run cycle is a mythical, seemingly unattainable feat — the stuff of video games and cheat codes. Major League Baseball has been around for 150 years and not a single player has hit a home run cycle.
But the next time Danielle Gibson — a lifelong Church member and a University of Arkansas softball player — hits for the home run cycle, it will be a repeat performance.
For the uninformed or indifferent, a home run cycle is hitting a solo, a 2-run, and a 3-run home run, and a grand slam, all in the same game.