Jac Caglianone connects for a HR Monday afternoon against NC State (Photo by Mandy Sorenson)


Caglianone home run proves to be the difference in Florida win over NC State

SEC Extra

OMAHA — “Don’t let Jac Caglianone beat you” is an easy thing to say, but a much harder thing to pull off. 

Plenty of teams have tried, as evidenced by his 30 intentional walks this season, including two Monday against NC State.

Two things in particular complicate that strategy. For one, intentionally walking him just means you have to deal with other hitters, now with at least one runner on base, and Florida’s middle of the order is far from a cakewalk. 

Furthermore, any pitch you throw to him, even if you’re doing so exceedingly carefully, can be hit out[…]