Florida Baseball: Who needs Jac Caglianone when you have Ashton Wilson?

Making just his fifth start of the season, Ashton Wilson's monster day at the plate propelled the Gators over Nebraska
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In order for a team to make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament, whether it is Florida Baseball or anyone else, it needs not only its stars to show up but also for an unsung hero or two to step up.

Friday's game against Nebraska was just one game, but if Florida is going to make a run it may have found its unsung hero to compliment its established star.

Florida Baseball: Ashton To Ashton, Dust To Dust

Ashton Wilson transferred to Florida in the off season from Charleston Southern, but has spent the majority of the season on the bench. Prior to the series against Georgia to end the regular season, Wilson had eight official at bats and two hits on the season.

But with injuries decimating Florida's outfield, Wilson has been called upon as the next man up to start in right field. And while he had a respectable series against Georgia, with two doubles among his four hits, no one could have predicted the game he was going to have against Nebraska.

Wilson went 4-5 with three RBIs in Florida's 5-2 victory over Nebraska. His first three trips to the plate all resulted in a double, including a two RBI double in the third. His finally got out his fourth trip to the plate, and to atone for his out he smashed a home run off the scoreboard in the top of the 9th.

Florida did rack up 14 hits on the day, but struggled to get a knock out blow all day long. Fortunately, Liam Peterson continued his hot streak on the mound and gave Florida 5.1 innings with just two runs given up. Jameson Fisher and Brandon Neely teamed up to get the remaining 11 outs and put Florida into the winner's bracket.