By: Seth Williams | Miller Park Prospects
Utility infielder Nate Orf had himself a game on Saturday night, going 4-for-5 with a single, double, triple and a home run in the Sky Sox 11-1 win over Oklahoma City.
Orf got things going right off the bat, launching a home run in his first at-bat in the bottom half of the first inning. After popping out in his second at-bat, Orf doubled to lead off the bottom of the fifth, then added a single later in the inning as the Sky Sox sent 11 men to the plate. Needing a triple in his final at-bat in the seventh, Orf got it on a fly ball to left, completing the cycle.
The 27-year-old Orf upped his season average to .308 with his four-hit game and is enjoying his best season as a pro, racking up 27 doubles to go along with nine triples and seven home runs.
Undrafted out of Baylor University following his senior season, Orf signed a free agent contract with the Brewers and has steadily progressed throughout Milwaukee’s farm system, thanks, in large part, to his versatility and ability to play multiple positions on the diamond.
The cycle marked the first one for Colorado Springs, since current St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dustin Fowler completed the feat during the 2010 season when the Sky Sox were an affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.