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Alejandro Osuna
Alejandro Osuna hit for the cycle for the first time in Hickory Crawdads history.
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Osuana Hits For First Crawdads Franchise Cycle in Blowout Win

Led by a franchise setting night by Alejandro Osuna, the Hickory Crawdads scored early and often in a 13-5 drubbing of the Greenville Drive. Osuna, the leadoff hitter, hit for the cycle. It is the first time in franchise history a player has hit for the cycle. Osuna led off the game with a double. He hit a single in the second inning. Osuna hit his ninth home run of the season in the top of the fourth inning, leaving him with arguably the hardest part of the cycle to complete: a triple. He hit a single in the sixth inning. His next at-bat came in the top of the eighth inning. He swung on the first pitch that flew sharply into right field, and Osuna standing on third base for the first franchise cycle. For the evening, Osuna went a remarkable, five-for-five batting, with three runs scored and five RBI.

The Crawdads scored two in the first inning, a run in the second, and two more in the third and fourth innings each to grab a 7-0 lead before the first Greenville score. A solo home run in the fifth inning gave the Drive their first run of the contest. However, that top half of the fifth inning was the only inning Hickory didn’t score. They would add another run in the sixth, two runs in the seventh and eighth innings, and one final run in the top of the ninth. Eight of the nine Crawdads batters either reached base or had at least one RBI in this contest.

Hickory improves to 2-3 on the second half of the season, 30-41 overall. The Crawdads stay in Greenville this week.