Florida Baseball: Jac Caglianone keeps marching towards Gators all-time record

Florida's star is now nine home runs away from tying the all-time record in Gainesville
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With the season hanging on by a thread, the headlines haven't been the most positive for Florida Baseball. The Gators have lost three straight weekend series, and combined with their weekday woes the Gators are officially on the bubble for making the NCAA Tournament.

But before one gives up all hope on the Gators in 2024, star Jac Caglianone is trying to will Florida to the post season even if he has to do it by himself.

Florida Baseball: Sultan Of Swing

As part of a promotion with Florida Victorius, fans could take an at bat during Florida's 13-3 win over Stetson and see if they too could hit a home run.

Well, maybe not, but it sure felt like everyone in a Gator uniform was teeing off on the Hatters to the point where it was a letdown when the ball didn't leave the yard. Florida hit seven home runs across seven innings, with the Sultan of Swing himself leading the way with two home-runs and an RBI single in the 7th inning that served as a run rule walk off.

Now with 25 home runs on the season, Caglianone is one behind Charlie Condon from Georgia for the top spot in the country.

Perhaps more impressive, the all time Florida record is now within reach for Caglianone to grab before he departs Gainesville this summer.

Matt LaPorta holds Florida's all-time record for home runs with 74 and coming into the 2024 season Caglianone was going to need 34 home runs to tie the record, which would also tie for the 7th most home runs in a single season ever across all of college baseball.

Now having homered in 10 of the past 11 games, Caglianone is nine away from tying Laporta. With 14 games left in the regular season, Caglianone's chance at catching LaPorta will probably be contingent on how deep the Gators are able to go in the postseason.

But given the torrid pace he has been on and the inability for anyone to get him out, don't rule out Caglianone claiming the title before he heads off for the MLB.