03/06/2023 8:35 AM
Article By: Michael Lane
Gators Take Series Over Hurricanes
The Florida Gators took two out of three games from the Miami Hurricanes this weekend. Yohandy Morales (Wareham ‘21) hit a 453-foot home run to give Miami a 3-0 lead Friday night, but that was about the only highlight the Hurricanes had in game one. Game two was the opposite storyline. Jac Caglianone (Falmouth ‘23) had two home runs and the Gators jumped out to a 6-1 lead. Miami scored 13 runs in the final four innings though, finishing with a 14-6 win to tie the series. Morales and Dominic Pitelli (Hyannis ‘21) each had two RBI during the comeback.
The Gators took the deciding game three 14-4. Caglianone threw six strong innings, allowing one run and striking out eight. Ty Evans (Orleans ‘23) delivered the knock-out blow with a three-run home run to end the game by run rule.
Wake Forest Remains Undefeated
Wake Forest moved to 13-0 on the season, with a 3-0 weekend. Brock Wilken (Harwich ‘21/’22) hit his eighth and ninth home runs of the season. Nick Kurtz (Harwich ‘23) added his third of the season. Sean Sullivan (Harwich ‘22) got the win Saturday afternoon, going five innings and striking out 10 batters. Josh Hartle (Falmouth ‘22) followed it up with seven strong innings Sunday, allowing just one run and striking out 12 batters.
The Demon Deacons will enter ACC play next weekend ranked in the top five nationally.
Mac Horvath Carries Tar Heels
The North Carolina Tar Heels had a better weekend on the diamond than they did the basketball court. Mac Horvath (Bourne ‘22) started the weekend off with a walk-off home run Friday afternoon. Then, on Saturday, Horvath started the game off with a solo home run in the first inning. The Tar Heels would go on to win 7-5. Horvath closed the weekend reaching base four times, scoring three runs and driving in two, as the Tar Heels completed the sweep.
Moment of the Weekend
Rikuu Nishida (Hyannis ‘22) had 506 career plate appearances in America, between his collegiate and summer ball career, and zero home runs. In plate appearance number 507, he hit his first. The best part? He did it with a wooden bat!