Florida Baseball: Hayden Yost makes SportsCenter's top play

The right fielder robbed a home run against Kentucky to earn top honors on ESPN
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Sunday didn't go great for Florida Baseball. In a desperately needed game, the Gators fell to Kentucky in extra innings in part because the outfield forgot how to play defense.

Well, two of the three outfielders forgot. But Hayden Yost had himself quite a day in right field and it earned him top honors on SportsCenter.

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We chronicled yesterday the struggles Florida had in the outfield against Kentucky. Jaylen Guy dropped a fly ball after he cut off Yost, leading to two unearned runs. In extra innings, Tyler Shelnut misread a ball that enabled Kentucky to score three runs on a bases clearing double.

It turns out though that when Yost doesn't have Guy crashing into him he is a solid right fielder. The freshman from Tampa has seen an uptick on time in the lineup during the back end of the season, mostly in left field. When Ty Evans went down with a broken wrist during Saturday's game, Yost was moved over to right field for Sunday's finale.

In the 4th inning, with Florida trailing 3-0, Kentucky got a hold of one that looked like it would clear the short fence in right field.

Yost had other ideas.

Considering this was the first ever start in right field for Yost as a Gator, it is quite a way to make an impression and give hope that even if this season doesn't turn around that Kevin O'Sullivan at least has one outfielder he can trust heading into next year.