Brad Glenn picked a good time for his second career triple, knocking a three-bagger en route to hitting for the cycle on Monday. He didn't waste any time celebrating, either.
Glenn, Toronto's 23rd-round pick last June, hit for the cycle in his second career four-hit effort, scoring three times in Class A Lansing's 9-5 win over Clinton.
According to the team, the University of Arizona product was so eager to enjoy the achievement with his fiancée and family that he left the ballpark immediately following the game.
Glenn, 23, singled and scored in a three-run first inning rally, clubbed a one-out homer in the third, his 11th, lined a two-out double in the fifth and finished off his cycle bid with his triple in his fourth at-bat, plating Kevin Nolan and Sean Ochinko along the way. He walked in the eighth, finishing a perfect 4-for-4.
The Tulsa, Okla., native got off to a hot start this season following his promotion to Lansing, batting .348 with 10 RBIs in April. He cooled off in May, hitting .210, before struggling through June with a .163 average.
July, though, has been an opportunity to rebound. The outfielder has five homers and 16 RBIs in 17 games this month, batting .323. He's hitting .378 with eight RBIs in his last 10 games alone.
Glenn's first four-hit performance came on June 20, 2009, with Class A Short-Season Auburn, where he finished his rookie campaign hitting .221 with eight homers and 38 RBIs in 64 games.
The 6-foot-2 outfielder, batting cleanup for the Lugnuts, raised his average to .256 with the cycle. He's driven in 42 runs in 72 games.
The former high school football fullback was a Louisville Slugger High School All-American in 2005 at Tulsa Union before playing four years at the University of Arizona. One of the Wildcats' all-time leading run-producers, Glenn was drafted by Oakland in the 17th round of the 2008 Draft but opted to remain at Arizona for his senior year, where he hit .256 with nine homers and 42 RBIs in 53 games, primarily as a third baseman.
Lansing's last cycle was by Travis Snider against Fort Wayne on July 7, 2007. Chip Cannon (2005), Donnie Hood (2003) and Corey Patterson (1999) collected the other cycles in the Lugnuts' 15-year history.
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