Luke Borer, a junior at Perrysburg High School in Ohio, has done something that has only happened a few times in the history of baseball.
In fact, what Borer did Monday has actually never happened in the MLB, and only a few times outside of it. Borer hit four home runs in a 22-14 victory for his team, and they were four different types of home runs.
Borer hit a solo shot in his first trip to the plate, a three-run homer in his second at-bat, a two-run bomb in his fourth at-bat and a grand slam in his fifth visit to the plate. If you’re counting, that’s the “home run cycle,” something that has never happened at the big league level, and only one time in college and one time in the minor leagues.
Perrysburg HS Junior, Luke Borer, hit for a home run cycle tonight against AW.
1st AB: Solo HR
2nd AB: 3-Run HR
3rd AB: 2-Run HR
4th AB: Grand Slam
He finished 4-5 with 4 HR & 10 RBI’s. The 4-HR in a single game is 2nd best in OHSAA history. The 10-RBI is 10th best ever. pic.twitter.com/HniPadRdaK
— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) April 16, 2019
Borer’s final statline was ridiculous – 4-for-6 with four home runs, 10 runs batted in and four runs scored. Making the feat even more incredible is the fact that Borer had never hit a home run prior to the game on Monday.
“I still can’t believe I even hit one. Those were the first four home runs of my high school career,” Borer said in an interview with the Toledo Blade.
Per the Blade, four home runs in one game is good for a tie for the second-best single-game performance in Ohio high school history. Also amazing, Borer’s teammate Nate Ball went 6-for-6 in the win. The six hits were tied for a state record. I’d say that’s a good day for the Yellow Jackets.