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No. 6 Gators Swat Five Homers to Tame Rattlers


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – No. 6 Florida used five home runs to outslug Florida A&M by a final score of 10-7 at Condron Family Ballpark on Tuesday night.

The Orange & Blue received long balls from Colby Shelton (1-for-4), Jac Caglianone (2-for-3), Cade Kurland (2-for-4) and Brody Donay (2-for-3), with Donay leaving the yard twice for the first time as a Gator. Donay totaled a team-high four RBI followed by three runs driven in from Kurland.
On the mound, the UF pitching staff struck out 10 without issuing a walk or hitting a batter. Blake Purnell and Cade Fisher combined for four shutout innings to close out the contest.

The Rattlers (12-17) and the Gators (17-11) traded three-spots in the first inning. Florida A&M’s Adam Haidermota connected for a three-run home run into the left-field bullpen in the top half. Florida wasted no time tying it in the bottom half, with Kurland going the other way for a three-run blast into the right-field pen.

Florida A&M regained the lead with two runs in the second. Striking with two outs, Broedy Poppell singled in a pair with a line-drive base hit to right field. In the third, Jalen Niles produced an RBI groundout to second base to push the score to 6-3.
The Gators stormed back in the fourth, erupting for four runs to take a 7-6 edge. Caglianone led off with a single off the right-field wall and later…

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