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Clutch Zunino Home Run Lifts Gators

Zunino homered twice Friday

Mike Zunino got the Gators on the board in the sixth inning Friday night, but he didn't stop there. The junior did it again. Zunino accounted for all of Florida's runs with a pair of two-run home runs, including one with two outs in the eighth inning, to give No. 1 Florida a 4-2 win to open the series against Florida Gulf Coast.

"He's a player that has the ability to rise to the occasion," Florida head coach Kevin O'Sullivan said. "He's the player that he is because of situations like that." The blast in the eighth inning cleared the left field bleachers with ease and was barely starting its descent as it cleared the trees behind the bleachers. There wasn't any doubt in Zunino's mind. With a subtle bat flip and a jog...

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