On Sunday, Florida’s Jac Caglianone had a day to remember in a 10-2 win over the Miami Hurricanes. The two-way player homered three times and struck out six batters in a dominant performance.
Caglianone has been a key contributor for the Gators this season, and his performance on Sunday was just the latest example of his impact. After a slow start to the season, Caglianone has been on fire in recent weeks. He has now homered six times in the last five games, and has struck out at least five batters in each of his last four starts.
At the plate, Caglianone was nearly perfect on Sunday. He went 4-for-4 with three home runs, a double, and five RBIs. He also drew a walk, giving him a perfect 1.000 on-base percentage. His three home runs tied a school record, and his five RBIs were a career-high.
On the mound, Caglianone was equally impressive. He allowed just two runs (one earned) in five innings of work, and struck out six while walking just one. He was able to keep the Hurricanes off balance all afternoon, and his performance was a key factor in the Gators’ victory.
Caglianone’s performance on Sunday was a reminder of his potential as both a pitcher and hitter. He has been a key contributor for the Gators this season, and his hot start shows no signs of slowing down. If he can continue to produce at this level, the Gators could be in for a special season.