Matt Williams Hits 4 Homers for Phoenix

Associated Press

Matt Williams hit four home runs in four consecutive at bats, tying a Pacific Coast League record and leading the Phoenix Firebirds to an 11-8 win over the Albuquerque Dukes Wednesday night.

Williams, who struck out his first time up, tied the league record for most consecutive home runs in one game set by Ted Beard in 1953. Beard was the last PCL player to hit four home runs in one game.

Williams drove in six runs with his homers, two of which were hit to left field and two to right. The four homer is a record for the Phoenix franchise.


Winning pitcher Roger Samuels also had the game-winning RBI when he singled home Charlie Hayes in the seventh inning.