Recapping Florida baseball’s intrasquad scrimmage

The Florida Gators baseball team will hold three open practices including two intrasquad scrimmages leading up to this Friday’s 6:30 p.m. exhibition game against Georgia at 121 Financial Ballpark in Jacksonville.

Gator Country was live at Florida’s 3.5 inning scrimmage on Tuesday evening. Here’s a quick recap of the scrimmage.


  1. CF Jalen Guy
  2.  3B Dale Thomas
  3.  1B Jac Caglianone
  4.  RF Tyler Shelnut
  5.  DH Caden McDonald
  6.  C Tanner Garrison
  7.  SS Landon Russell
  8. LF Blake Brookins
  9. 2B Armando Albert

SP: FR. RHP Christian Rodriguez


  1.  LF Michael Robertson
  2.  2B Cade Kurland
  3.  SS Colby Shelton
  4.  1B Luke Heyman
  5.  C Brody Donay
  6.  CF Hayden Yost
  7.  3B John Martinez
  8.  RF Ashton Wilson
  9.  DH Sammy Mummau

SP: FR. LHP Robert Satin


  • The game ended in a 2-2 tie. However, the game was only 3.5 innings, so team Blue started with a 1-0 lead as they batted one fewer time.
  • Team Orange tied the game at one in the top of the first after Michael Robertson led the game off with a single to right field, later stealing two bases. Colby Shelton drove in a run with a groundout to first base.
  • RHP Christian Rodriguez had a solid frame despite allowing a run. Rodriguez stuck out both Cade Kurland and Luke Heyman. Rodriguez generated a lot of weak contact with a high fastball, while showing decent command and swing and miss stuff.
  • In the bottom of the first, LHP Robert Satin recorded a 1-2-3 inning, finishing off the frame with a nasty slider that got Caglianone chasing for strike No.3.
  • RHP Jake Clemente pitched the second inning for team blue, allowing no hits and one walk. Clemente’s lone free pass was on a 12-pitch battle with John Martinez, who took a very close 11th pitch that was called outside for a ball.
  • Tyler Shelnut led off the bottom of the second with a double to left field off RHP Reilly Witmer, which probably should have been caught by Michael Robertson, but was ruled a double by the scorekeeper. After Caden McDonald advanced the runner with a groundout to shortstop, catcher Tanner Garrison drove in Shelnut with a sac fly to right field. Witmer allowed one hit and one run in his inning of work.
  • Ashton Wilson blasted a solo home run to left field off RHP Fisher Jameson to lead off the top of the third, tying the game at two.
  • RHP Blake Purnell tossed a scoreless frame for team Blue.
  • RHP Grayson Smith recorded a 1-2-3 frame on nine pitches.


  • OF Ty Evans did not participate in the scrimmage as he is dealing with an injury.
  • INF Cade Kurland looks to have put on a lot of muscle during the offseason. He’s noticeably bigger this year.
  • Catcher Tanner Garrison did a great job behind the plate. He nearly threw out Michael Robertson on a pitch in the dirt from RHP Christian Rodriguez. Although he allowed two stolen bases, Robertson got great jumps off the freshman pitcher. Garrison threw out John Martinez in the contest. I have to imagine he’s the front runner to start behind the plate for the Gators.
  • Although there weren’t many hits in this game, the Gators did a great job with situational hitting. Florida had two chances to drive a runner home with a man on third base and less than two outs, and they converted both opportunities.
  • This was a promising scrimmage for the freshmen pitchers, most notably LHP Robert Satin and RHP Grayson Smith. Florida will need to rely on their talented freshmen class this year.


Nick Marcinko
Nick is a recent graduate from the University of Florida with a degree in Telecommunications. He is passionate about all sports but specifically baseball and football. Nick interned at Inside the Gators and worked part time with Knights247 before joining the Gator Country family. Nick enjoys spending his free time golfing and at the beach.