Dennis “Little Fish” Guppy proved he’s a big fish in the Bull League pond tonight after hitting for the cycle, a feat many batters never get to achieve at this level.
The Bull League’s top prospect, batting leadoff for the Detroit Motorheads in a game against Battle Creek, went 4-for-5 with 3 runs scored and an RBI on his solo homer in the 7th inning, as Detroit edged their state rival 6-5.
Guppy started the the game with a roaring a 2-2 pitch down the third base line, turning it into a triple as Battle Creek outfielders scrambled to retrieve the ball from the corner. He then scored on a sacrifice fly by Bobby Sosa.
Guppy lead off again in the 3rd inning, this time doubling to the left-center field gap on a 2-0 pitch. Two outs later, he scored on a single, making it all the way round to home from second, beating the throw.
In the top of the fifth, Guppy singled but was the only hit of the inning as his team stranded him there. But he hit his solo shot 366 feet to left field, just clearing the fence, as he lead off yet another inning, this time the 7th inning. Battle Creek’s Juan Hernandez was the unfortunate victim who gave up what was the go ahead run to Detroit.
Guppy’s last at bat was a fly out to center to end the top of the 8th, just after Raul Merino knocked a 2 run homer to put Detroit up 6-3.