It’s only been a week, but what a week for home runs in the NCAA Division I baseball season. Three players have now accomplished a rare feat – going yard 3 times in a game.
First, it was Arkansas Razorbacks outfielder Brooks Cales on Opening Day. He smacked three against the Auburn Tigers, registering a 4-for-5 day at the plate, with 6 RBIs in all.
Then, yesterday it was John Housley, the Iowa Hawkeyes outfielder, going 4-for-5 against Clemson and scoring 4 times, also netting 6 RBIs, as the Hawkeyes demolished the Tigers 14-4.
Today, it was another Razorback outfielder, this time Pablo Diaz, who took the Ole Miss Rebels long three times, batting in 5 runs in his only three hits of the game, though it would be a losing effort in the end. Diaz pushed his season total for home runs up to 6.
Observers have not let it pass them that the NCAA had had an incredible number of home runs hit so far in just the first week of baseball, and the week isn’t even over yet. Already close to 300 home runs have been hit in just six days of ball, an impressive pace that makes the PRCL look sedate by comparison.
So far in the Pacific Rim college league, just over 400 homers have been hit, but in nearly 30 games.