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Florida Two-Way Star Jac Caglianone Ties College Record: NCAA News

 Julian Guilarte  |    Apr 23rd, 2024 12:00pm EDT

Jac Caglianone #14 of the Florida Gators celebrates with Josh Rivera #24 and Wyatt Langford #36 after hitting a home run. (Photo by Jay Biggerstaff/Getty Images)


Florida Two-Way Star Jac Caglianone Ties College Record With Home Run in Nine Straight Games

University of Florida Two-way star Jac Caglianone hit a home run in his ninth consecutive game against Vanderbilt left-handed starter Carter Horton on April 19, tied an NCAA record in Nashville. Caglianoe, a lefty, pulled the pitch to right-center field. Nevada third baseman Tyler Bosetti also hit a home run in nine straight games in 2021.

Caglianone, 21,  is a first baseman and pitcher and got the win against Vanderbilt on April 20. He pitched five innings, gave up two runs, and struck out six batters in Florida’s 6-2 victory. This season, his numbers on the mound are 44.1 innings, 54 strikeouts, and an ERA of 3.86. This is his second season pitching for Florida.

His career pitching numbers are 119 innings, 141 strikeouts, and an ERA of 4.16.

Caglianone has hit for three seasons at Florida and is three off the NCAA Division I lead with 23 home runs. Georgia first baseman Charlie Condon has 26 home runs this season. Caglianone led the nation in home runs last season with 33. Caglianone has 46 RBI this season, a batting average of .401, and an OPS of 1.348 in 157 at-bats.

His career-hitting numbers are 63 home runs, 163 RBI, and an OPS of 1.144. His slashline is .338/.411/.733 in 544 at-bats. Caglianone is the fifth-rated prospect on MLB Pipeline’s draft rankings.


Changes Approved For Transfer Rules

The Division I Council made rule changes to allow student-athletes to immediately transfer to their new school as long as they meet specific academic requirements on April 17.

A college baseball player can transfer to an eliminated number of teams, but they can’t play on two different teams in the same season, per D1 Baseball editing manager Kendall Rogers.

Student-athletes must leave their previous school in good standing and work towards getting a degree at their new school. They are also expected to enter the transfer portal within their sports notification-of-transfer window. This is important so the teams can plan accordingly while constructing their rosters.


La Salle Baseball Will Return in the 2025-2026 academic year. 


La Salle University will return to D1 baseball in Philadelphia in the 2025-2026 academic year. University President Daniel J. Allen and the Board of Trustees announced the news on April 17.

“This process involved meticulous analysis to identify opportunities for enhancing our athletic programs, including the addition of select varsity sports, improvements to our dance and cheerleader squads, and the establishment of a band program,” Allen said.

Due to budget concerns, the program was cut after the 2021 season, when it went 32-21. La Salle established Baseball in 1947 and has made the NCAA tournament twice, in 1964 and 1985.