Calilao’s 10th-inning blast lifts UF past FSU

Kendrick Calilao hit a two-out, walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning as Florida defeated Florida State 3-2 on Tuesday night.

FSU’s pitching battled well but five fielding errors contributed to the loss, including a pair of unearned runs in the second inning for Florida. It was the first time since April 2019, against Virginia, when the Seminoles had five errors.

The Seminoles won the first game in Tallahassee in March but couldn’t win a tight contest on Tuesday and fell to 16-13 on the season. There will not be a third game in Jacksonville this season.

Robby Martin went 3 for 4, including an RBI double in the fourth, to record all of the Seminoles’ hits (the RBI was the 100th of his FSU career). Wyatt Crowell added an RBI groundout later in the inning to tie the game at 2.

Carson Montgomery didn’t get through five innings but survived four errors. He allowed two runs on a pair of sac flies, neither run was earned, on two hits and two walks and had five strikeouts.

Jack Anderson tossed two innings, allowing just a hit and recording four strikeouts. Jonah Scolaro went 1.2 scoreless innings, and Chase Haney threw a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

Clayton Kwiatkowski (1-2) got the first two outs in the 10th before Calilao hit a 1-0 pitch over the left-field wall.

Second baseman Vince Smith had two of FSU’s errors. Third baseman Logan Lacey, first baseman Tyler Martin and right fielder Robby Martin had the other errors.

Garrett Milchin pitched six innings, allowing two runs (one earned) while scattering three hits and a walk. He had five strikeouts, most of them on breaking pitches.

Jack Leftwich (5-2) was electric, tossing four no-hit innings and recording seven strikeouts.

FSU dropped to 2-7 in one-run games.


The FSU-Florida box score can be viewed here.


FSU plays host to Boston College on Friday at 6 p.m. to start a three-game series. All three games will stream live on ACC Network Extra.