Baseball: Max George hits for cycle for Grand Junction Rockies

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Regis Jesuit graduate Max George hit for the first cycle in Grand Junction Rockies franchise history in a 13-2 victory over Helena on July 12, 2014, at Suplezio Field in Grand Junction. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)
Regis Jesuit graduate Max George hit for the first cycle in Grand Junction Rockies franchise history in a 13-2 victory over Helena on July 12, 2014, at Suplezio Field in Grand Junction. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

GRAND JUNCTION | Max George hasn’t forgotten how to hit since he left Regis Jesuit High School just two months ago.

The former Raiders star shortstop put on a display at Suplizio Field Saturday night, as he hit for the cycle in the Grand Junction Rockies’ decisive 13-2 victory over visiting Helena.

George — taken by the Colorado Rockies in the sixth round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft in June and assigned to Grand Junction, the team’s Rookie League affiliate — singled in the eighth inning to complete the first cycle in franchise history.

“Got a pitch in and saw it was a bloop,” George told Matt Meyer of the Grand Junction Sentinel. “Thought it had a chance to get down, and when I heard everybody cheering, I was excited.”

Hitting from the No. 9 spot in the order, George doubled first, hit a monster home run and then banged a triple off the center field wall in the sixth inning.

With a 4-for-4 performance, which included 4 RBI and 3 runs scored, George boosted his batting average for the season to .271.

Grand Junction had 15 hits in the ballgame to improve to 15-11 in Pioneer League play.

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