Basinger Hits for Cycle, Leads Lady Dinos in Rout of Richfield

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One of the hardest feats to accomplish in baseball or softball is the cycle, where a player hits a home run, triple, double and single in a solitary game. Carbon’s Katie Basinger did it against Richfield Tuesday and didn’t even know she did.

“Did you know you hit for the cycle?” asked head coach Kirt Nunley to Basinger following the game.

In a classic response, Basinger said, “What’s that?”

Basinger needed a double in the top of the fifth inning to achieve the rare feat, and Carbon scored seven runs in the inning to end the game early via the 10-run rule.

“I was a little worried about the game coming out of spring break,” Nunley said. “But the girls really proved me wrong. They brought the sticks today.”

The team combined for 16 hits, eight of which went for extra bases. Lauren Rice chipped in with two doubles and three RBIs. Page Haeck went 4-5 with three RBIs. McKenna Sorenson got the win in the circle.

In two games against Richfield this season, the Lady Dinos have outscored the Wildcats 36-13.

Carbon (8-8, 4-4 Region 12) will travel to winless Park City (0-12, 0-6 Region 10) Wednesday.

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