Gators chomp on Cincy pitching for file eight homers


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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — No. 7 Florida hit a program-record eight residence runs whereas amassing 13 hits to brush Cincinnati with a 13-7 victory at Condron Household Ballpark on Sunday afternoon.

On the historic day on the dish, 5 completely different Gators related for residence runs: Jac Caglianone (three), Josh Rivera (two), Cade Kurland, Luke Heyman and Colby Halter.

Caglianone turned the primary Florida participant to hit three homers in a sport since Jud Fabian vs. South Florida on Could 4, 2022, whereas Rivera posted his first-career multi-homer sport. For the primary time in eight years, the Gators had two gamers (Rivera and Caglianone) submit multi-homer video games in the identical contest. JJ Schwarz (4) and Dalton Guthrie (two) final completed the feat vs. Stetson on April 7, 2015.

The Bearcats struck first within the finale. After loading up the bases within the opening inning, Kameron Guidry drove in Cole Harting on a Florida fielding error at first base. Regardless of the miscue, UF starter Caglianone restricted the injury to 1 run.

The Gators (7-1) evened up the rating within the backside of the second. On the primary pitch of the at bat, Rivera drilled one off the batter’s eye in middle for a game-tying solo shot.

Two innings later, Rivera stepped to the plate once more and located the barrel of the bat. With BT Riopelle on first, Rivera went the opposite manner for a two-run jack to proper subject to make it 3-1.

Caglianone settled in after the eventful first, blanking the Bearcats from the second by the fourth whereas amassing six strikeouts.

The southpaw bumped into some hassle within the fifth, as Blake Purnell took over with two outs and the luggage loaded. Cincinnati scraped throughout two runs upon Caglianone’s exit to tie the sport, though each had been charged to the left-hander.

The primary got here in on a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch of Guidry whereas the second was plated on a Landyn Vidourek stroll with the luggage full. Now not on the hill however remaining within the sport at designated hitter, Caglianone put the Gators again on prime along with his fourth homer of the week within the backside of the fifth. Leaving the yard to straightaway left subject, Caglianone drove in Langford for a two-run blast to make it 5-3.

The Bearcats scored within the sixth to briefly make it a one-run contest, with Harting singling by the left facet to usher in Josh Hegemann. Florida busted out the fireworks within the backside half, erupting for 3 residence runs. Heyman and Halter opened the inning with back-to-back homers, adopted by a two-run tank to proper off the bat of Caglianone.

Confronted with a 9-4 deficit, the Bearcats used a Kyle Schupmann RBI single within the seventh to attract inside 5 runs – however Florida put the sport on ice within the backside of the eighth.

Kurland and Caglianone each blasted residence runs, with Caglianone’s being his third of the sport. Rivera then accounted for Florida’s last run, singling in Riopelle to convey the rating to 13-5.

Cincinnati scored two runs within the prime of the ninth on a two-run homer by Schupmann, however Brandon Neely put the ending touches on the matchup to gather his second save of the marketing campaign.

Left-hander Cade Fisher (1-0) earned his first profession win, firing 1 2/3 innings of reduction and permitting two earned runs on 5 hits and one stroll. He struck out two. Caglianone pitched 4 2/3 frames, permitting three earned runs on two hits and 4 walks. He struck out six and obtained a no-decision.

Cincinnati reliever Mitch White dropped to 0-1, giving up two earned runs throughout one inning. He allowed two hits and one stroll, hanging out one batter.

Bearcats beginning pitcher Chase Hopewell tossed 4 innings of three-run ball, surrendering 4 hits and three walks whereas hanging out three.

Kurland (2-for-5), Caglianone (3-for-5), Riopelle (2-for-4), Rivera (3-for-4) and Heyman (2-for-4) all picked up a number of hits within the collection finale.


  • The Gators set a brand new group file with eight residence runs in a single sport. Florida beforehand had 4 video games with seven residence runs, with the latest approaching April 7, 2015 vs. Stetson.
  • The Gators open the season with back-to-back collection sweeps for the primary time since 2020.
  • Florida’s run differential of plus-59 is the group’s greatest by eight video games for the reason that 2003 season (plus-63).
  • The Gators have scored in 40 of 63 batted innings this season (63.5%).
  • For the seventh time in eight video games this yr, the Gators recorded double-digit hits. Florida has posted 9 or extra hits in each sport this season.
  • The Gators have 102 hits by eight video games (12.8 hits/sport).
  • Rivera recorded his first-career multi-homer sport, ending 3-for-4 with 4 RBI and three runs scored.
  • Making his second profession begin, Caglianone pitched 4 2/3 innings of three-run ball, hanging out six whereas additionally hitting a career-high three residence runs.
  • Kurland continued his torrid begin on the plate, going 2-for-5with one residence run. Kurland has registered no less than two hits in all six of his begins to start his profession.
  • The Gators enhance to 6-0 all-time vs. Cincinnati together with 3-0 underneath Head Coach Kevin O’Sullivan. All six video games have taken place in Gainesville.


On Caglianone enjoying two methods… “He is executed it his complete life and I needed to organize him for subsequent weekend. Aside from the primary, I assumed he threw good. He obtained into a very good rhythm and groove. I believe he most likely obtained somewhat bit drained there on the finish. Have in mind, that is solely his second begin. To get him to 90 pitches was good. He clearly wasn’t as sharp as his first outing, however I assumed he pitched actually good after the primary and made some pitches when he wanted to, obtained two pop ups to Luke [Heyman]. We’re asking lots of him and if he will find yourself being our Sunday starter, that is a reasonably good Sunday starter. All the pieces is new for him. Like I stated, no matter how proficient he’s, it is solely his second begin since he is been right here since highschool. Issues spiraled uncontrolled within the first and he reeled it again in and restricted it to 1 run. He obtained into a very good rhythm. Like I stated yesterday, we had been going to hit him as a result of he is executed it his complete life.”

On the group’s program-record eight homers… “I do not assume I’ve seen that. Our subject performs true, 380 ft within the gaps. Josh had a terrific weekend, too. Offensively, it was a very good weekend and we noticed some good arms. It is not like we did not see excellent arms. Like I stated yesterday, Cincinnati’s going to be simply effective. They play in a very good league. Their coach does a very good job.

“There’s been an enormous emphasis – our assistant coaches have executed a very good job of emphasizing staying in the midst of the sphere. It is simpler stated than executed. We observe on daily basis staying within the center and that is after we find yourself driving balls. We’re not pulling off pitches, we’re staying on pitches. Clearly, it was a terrific weekend offensively.”

On the manufacturing up and down the lineup… “It is good to see Colby hit the house run and get a few hits. He had a few hits yesterday, so I assumed Colby performed good. Richie, his numbers could not say that he is swinging the bat good, however he had some actually good at bats all weekend. He is a tricky out. With [Michael Robertson] out, he is executed a very good job. I assumed Wyatt performed a very good middle subject. Seems to be like Wyatt’s again to the place he needs to be. Seems to be like he is comfy within the field once more. Offensively, clearly we will not complain.”


Florida has two midweek video games subsequent week within the type of a home-and-home with Jacksonville. The Gators journey to tackle the Dolphins on the highway on Tuesday at 6 p.m., earlier than internet hosting Jacksonville on Wednesday on SEC Community+ on the similar time.


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