Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
Arkansas' Robert Moore hits for cycle
Arkansas second baseman Robert Moore runs the bases during a game against Central Arkansas on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas second baseman Robert Moore hit for the cycle Tuesday during the Razorbacks' 21-8 victory over Central Arkansas at Baum-Walker Stadium.
Moore doubled to the wall in right field in the sixth inning to complete the cylce in his fifth plate appearance. He recorded the feat the night before his 19th birthday.
Moore became the first Arkansas batter to hit for the cycle since Kyle Harris did it during a game at Tennessee on March 27, 1994.
Batting leadoff, Moore drew a walk in the first inning, then recorded a hit in his next four at-bats. He tripled to center field in the second inning, singled to right field in the fourth inning and homered off the video scoreboard in right-center field in the fifth inning.
Moore's three-run double prompted a pitching change and he was able to celebrate the accomplishment with his teammates. The Razorbacks led the Bears 19-8 at the time.
Moore reached base in all six of his plate appearances Tuesday. He was hit by a pitch in the seventh inning. He recorded a career-high 6 RBI.
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