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Willow Goes Cycling

Tuesday, April 24th, 2029
Getting 4 hits in a game is no easy feat, but hitting for the cycle is much more rare. Fastolph Willow was on fire today, going 4 for 6 and hitting for the cycle against Bucklebury at Dol Guldur Stadium. His batting escapade sparked the Dol Guldur Dragons to a 15-6 victory over the Fairies. For the day the Dragons center fielder scored 3 runs and drove in 2.

The feat is rare in baseball as it requires a game of no fewer than four hits and the unusual combination of a home run, which requires a batter to hit for some power, and a triple, which requires a batter to have both speed on the basepaths and a well-placed drive deep into the outfield.

He told reporters after the game, "It just happened. Must have been fate or something... you can't plan this. I was more concerned with winning the game."

Fastolph Willow doubled in the 1st, singled in the 2nd, hit a solo-shot off Dudo Middlebrook in the 3rd, struck out in the 4th, flied out in the 6th and hit an RBI triple in the 7th.

This year Willow has hit at a .359 clip with 5 RBIs, 2 home runs and 8 runs scored.

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