By Contributing: mlb.com
It didn’t take long for former Ole Miss standout Alex Presley to make an impact at the Triple-A level.
The 24-year-old hit for the cycle in just his third International League game, going 5 for 6 with two RBIs and two runs on Sunday as the Indianapolis Indians crushed the Toledo Mud Hens 15-3.
The Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect hit .350 with six homers and 47 RBIs in 67 games for Double-A Altoona before he was promoted on Friday.
He flirted with the cycle on May 24, going 4 for 5 with two homers, a triple, double and a team-record eight RBIs in Altoona’s 11-1 win over Akron.
Presley tripled in the first, had an RBI single in the second, a solo home run in the third and completed the cycle with a double in the fifth. He singled again in the sixth and hit a fly ball to the warning track in the eighth for his only out.
Presley was an eighth-round draft pick by the Pirates in 2006, getting selected 230th overall.