Morissette hits for cycle
- Updated: June 14, 2023
Tuesday proved to be a good night for Exeter’s Cody Morissette, but perhaps an even better one for his mother.
With his mom, Kristen, at the ballpark to watch him live for the first time in his professional career, Morissette hit for the cyle to help the Pensacola Blue Wahoos defeat Mississippi 12-9 Tuesday.
“Definitely a really, really cool experience for me and my family,” Morissette told MLB.com. “Every time she tried to come out, it just hasn’t worked out. She’s been coaching softball (Exeter High School). My dad’s seen me play a few times. But having her here today, I definitely wanted to do something special. I didn’t know it was going to be like this, but it was definitely really cool. I definitely gave them one to remember today.”
Pensacola is Miami’s Double-A affiliate in the Southern League. The Marlins selected Morissette out of Boston College in the second round of the 2021 MLB Draft.
Morissette, 23, was retired on a fly ball to right field in the first inning, but hit safely in each of his next four at-bats for the cycle. He had an RBI double to center in the third, hit a two-run homer to right-center in the fourth, led off the sixth with a triple to right and reached on an infield single in the seventh.
“I really wasn’t thinking much,” Morissette told MLB.com. “I thought I hit it hard enough where they might give it a hit. Not the best way to get it. But again, it’s one of the cooler things I’ve done in my baseball career, so I was very happy that the booth gave it to me.”
Morissette underwent reconstruction of his right ankle toward the end of last season, and has been used at both second base and third base this season.
After playing at High-A Beloit in 2022, Morissette rehabbed for 14 games at Single-A Jupiter to open the 2023 season before being promoted to Double-A. Through 37 games with the Blue Wahoos, he’s hitting .234 with a .703 OPS. He has 12 hits in his last 30 at-bats, however, and has three doubles, two home runs and 11 RBIs during that span.
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