Three home runs by BT Riopelle not enough as Vanderbilt rallies to top Florida baseball

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No. 23 Florida led from the second inning through the top of the sixth, but Vanderbilt (25-9, 7-7 SEC) responded late to clinch the series with an 8-6 victory at Hawkins Field on Saturday night in Nashville. 

Gators catcher BT Riopelle (3-for-4) was brilliant at the plate, connecting for three home runs and driving in five runs. Riopelle's three-homer game was the first by a Gator since Wil Dalton accomplished the feat on March 2, 2018 vs. Stony Brook.

Riopelle produced the first three runs of the night for Florida (21-14, 5-9 SEC). 

The Gators have chance to leave Nashville with a win as the teams wrap up their series today. 

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Where and when is Florida and Vanderbilt baseball series being held?

Where: Hawkins Field in Nashville.

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

How can I watch the Gators baseball team against Vanderbilt? 

Sunday's 1 p.m. finale is on ESPN2.

Live stream: ESPN+,, WatchESPN and the ESPN app.

The games also are on radio at ESPN 98.1FM, 850-AM WRUF (Gainesville), WJXL 1010AM (Jacksonville).

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