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Zunino Home Run Secures Series Win

Zunino broke out of his recent slump on Sunday

When No. 5 Florida needed it most, the leader came through. Florida catcher Mike Zunino, along with the entire lineup, was in a slump—just 2-20 in the previous six SEC games. Zunino launched a tie-breaking solo home run in the eighth inning on Sunday to put some momentum in the Gators dugout and give Florida a 2-1 win to clinch the series over Mississippi State.

"The home run by Mike helped us win today's game, but I think more importantly, it should give us a lot of confidence," Florida head coach Kevin O'Sullivan said. "It was very uplifting for the entire team. "That's what your best players do. They step up and have great at-bats. He has done that over and over during his career here at Florida—I'm not sure any bigger than that one, as far as this...

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