The LSU Tigers must have felt pretty good after winning Saturday's Game 1 of the Men's College World Series over the Florida Gators, but that was all but forgotten Sunday when the Gators evened the best-of-three series in historic fashion.
The final score was a massive 24-4.
The 24 runs were the most ever scored in a College World Series, breaking the record of 23 held by Arizona State vs. Oklahoma State in 1984 and Notre Dame vs. Northern Colorado in 1957.
?? MCWS RECORD ALERT ??@GatorsBB's 24 runs today marked the most ever in an MCWS game, breaking the previous record of 23 ? set by Notre Dame vs. Northern Colorado in 1957 and Arizona State vs. Oklahoma State in 1984!#MCWS x #D1inOmaha pic.twitter.com/abSvnL2PIn
— D1Baseball (@d1baseball) June 25, 2023
The Gators scored one run in the second inning, six runs in the third inning, one in the fourth, five in the sixth, two in the seventh, four in the eighth and five in the ninth. They had 23 hits, and the Tigers had five errors.
On top of this historic performance, first baseman Jac Caglianone hit his 33rd home run of the season, topping the single-season home run record in the BBCOR era (involving the "batted ball coefficient of resistance" standard for composite bats).
— NCAA Baseball (@NCAABaseball) June 25, 2023
According to the box score, the Gators had 51 at-bats, with eight players having two or more hits. Interestingly, the Tigers led 3-1 after two innings before the Gators scored six runs in the third.
In addition to Caglianone, Ty Evans had two home runs, including a solo shot in the second inning and a historical grand slam in the third inning.
Wyatt Langford, a top prospect in the upcoming MLB Draft, went five for five with six RBIs.
As you can see, most players from the Gators had a stellar performance in what was an incredible momentum-building outing as these two SEC schools head into Game 3.
Game 3 takes place Monday, June 26, at 7 p.m.
The winner takes home the title, and the Gators are seeking their second crown. (Their first? It came in 2017 against the Tigers.)
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