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Caglianone Walks Off No. 21 Mississippi State for Series Win

Florida A&M

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Trailing by one run in the bottom of the ninth, Jac Caglianone produced a walk-off homer to secure a 4-3 victory and series win over No. 21 Mississippi State at Condron Family Ballpark on Sunday afternoon.
 
Florida (16-11, 6-3 SEC) has now won all six of its SEC contests in come-from-behind fashion, claiming a pair of games this past weekend via the walk-off. The Gators have secured 16-straight regular-season series at home while taking 16 of the program’s last 18 SEC series.

Caglianone (1-for-2) handled the honors on Sunday, walking three times while also launching the two-run blast to win it. The southpaw also excelled on the mound with 5 2/3 strong innings, but freshman Luke McNeillie was the finale’s star hurler with 3 1/3 shutout frames to earn the victory.

 

The Gators and the Bulldogs (19-10, 4-5 SEC) faced off in an early pitchers’ duel, as Caglianone and Karson Ligon fired zeros in the first two innings. Caglianone blanked Mississippi State through the third while the Florida offense pushed a run across in the bottom half. Following back-to-back hit-by-pitches of Colby Shelton and Caglianone, Shelton eventually raced home on a one-out wild pitch to open a 1-0 lead.

 

Caglianone no-hit the Bulldogs through four innings before they broke through in the fifth. Connor Hujsak ended the bid with a leadoff double to left-center, then…

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