Danielle Gibson Hits For The Home Run Cycle

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Danielle Gibson is garnering national attention after having a record setting game over the weekend during the Arkansas softball teams Razorback Invitational. 

Gibson, a sophomore transfer from Arizona State, hit four home runs in the teams 15-3 win over SIU-Edwardsville. 

“That was insane,” Gibson says. “I was like this is crazy. I’ve never heard of hitting more than two home runs before.” 

According to the NCAA, Gibson is now the first DI softball player to ever hit for the home run cycle – a solo, two-run and three-run home run, and a grand slam – in just four innings. 

“I just kind of came out and was like I’m me, I’m a good hitter,” says Gibson. “I’m going to do whatever I can to help my team out and just swing like I know how and it’s just kind of happened.” 

Her teammate and Arkansas centerfielder, Hannah McEwen, described how the team was reacting to Gibson’s wild game saying, “It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen on a softball field.” 

Gibson finished the game with 10 RBI just hours after going 0-4 with two strikeouts earlier in the day. Now after her incredible performance, she’s receiving recognition from a number of national outlets. 

“It’s absolutely incredible,” says Gibson. “I’m speechless from it still. My adrenaline is going I can’t sleep at night. I’m getting so many texts from family members friends, old teammtes, new teammates. I just feel so honored, so blessed. It’s just a wow moment.” 

Her four homers also tie the NCAA record for home runs in a single game. 

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