WVU Right Fielder Caleb McNeely Hits for Cycle Against KSU
The lights weren’t too bright for right fielder Caleb McNeely in the West Virginia Mountaineers’ first Big 12 game. McNeely hit for the cycle in WVU’s 8-3 win over the Kansas State Wildcats, including three RBI.
No Mountaineer had hit for the cycle since 2014, when infielder Billy Fleming did so in a loss against Kansas. McNeely’s is the fourth cycle in program history.
CYCLE!!!!!@Caleb_McNeely gets the triple to complete the first cycle for the Mountaineers since 2014!#HailWV pic.twitter.com/OOCMLG1d4j
— WVU Baseball (@WVUBaseball) April 1, 2023
After playing the first three years of his career at Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tennessee, McNeely hasn’t missed a beat in Division 1, hitting .323 on the season with five home runs.
He got the scoring started in the second inning, smashing the first pitch the opposite way for a solo home run.
McNeely broke a 2-2 tie the next inning, singling home second baseman JJ Wetherholt.
He barely missed a second home run in the fifth inning, hitting a double off the top of the right field wall that drove in another run.
Caleb McNeely capped off his night by drilling a ball to center field in the ninth inning. It bounced off the wall, evading the Wildcats’ defense just long enough for McNeely to leg out a triple and complete the feat.