de Soto Hits for the Cycle

Xavier de Soto of Miami (formerly Kingston) hit for the cycle tonight against the Admirals.

Miami Storm third baseman Xavier de Soto has become the 21st player in Bull League history to hit for the cycle, and the first player in club history to do so.

The 34-year-old de Soto accomplished the feat tonight in a game against the St. Petersburg Admirals, hitting an RBI double in the third after a 1st inning ground out, then driving in a run on a triple in the 5th before hitting a single in the 7th then taking Brett Abruzzo yard in the 8th with no one on base.

The Mexican veteran infielder, who was originally a scouting discovery by Toronto before being claimed off waivers by Kingston (now Miami) in 2005, went 4-for-5 on the day with 3 RBIs and 3 run sscored, as the Storm swamped the Admirals 9-4.

After the game, de Soto’s batting average stood at .380, with an OPS of 1.025 on the season. Miami continues their four-game series with St. Pete’s with game 2 going ahead tomorrow.



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