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Prosper softball player hits two grand slams in one inning

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Prosper senior Sydney Lewis hit two grand slams in one inning during Tuesday night’s season opener again Plano, Feb. 15, 2022. (Courtesy)

Sydney Lewis had herself a night during Prosper’s season opener on Tuesday against Plano.

More like she had herself an inning.

Lewis, who will play college ball at Maryland, hit two grand slams in one inning during the Eagles’ 17-1 victory.

Again … two grand slams, eight runs batted in, one inning.

“After I hit the second one, I went to the dugout and looked around and realized wow I just hit two grand slams in one inning,” Lewis said. “The person that does our game changer looked at me and said ‘I have never seen that before’ so it was pretty cool.”

The feat happens far more in softball than baseball.

Fernando Tatís is the only Major League Baseball player to do it when he hit two during a game in 1999. However, Lewis isn’t the only DFW player to do it. Brock’s Landry Felts last did it in 2018.

Felts was later featured in Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd.

“I hit the first one really well and just had to wait for it to go fair,” Lewis said. “I knew it was out on the second grand slam. I even remember my coach telling me before that I was going to hit two in one inning.”

Lewis nearly had three grand slams in the game, but struck out with the bases loaded on her first trip to the plate. Then she grounded out during her second at-bat. A teammate spoke to Lewis before her next plate appearance.

“I talked to [Elizabeth] Moffitt before my third at-bat and she told me to take a deep breath and relax. Quit thinking and go up there and hit,” Lewis said. “I was frustrated after my first two trips because I know I’m a better hitter than that. I wasn’t hitting my pitches. I was swinging at bad pitches.”

Lewis hit her first grand slam on the first pitch. That made it 10-1 in the fourth inning.

Lewis is coming off a 13 home run season as a junior with 44 RBI, 16 doubles and 44 hits. She batted 0.463 and helped the Eagles to the Class 6A Region 1 final.

She is only a few homers away from becoming the program’s all-time home-run queen.

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Born and raised in Hawaii, Brian Gosset graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in journalism before coming to Texas in 2014. He’s covered high school sports — yes, pretty much every high school sport — for the Star-Telegram ever since.




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