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#GatorMade: India promoted; Alonso shows off incredible strength

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Former Gators slugger Jonathan India earned promotion to Double-A on Monday. India is headed to Chattanooga, TN to play for the Lookouts.

India hit .256 in 87 games with the Daytona Tortugas in the Single-A Florida State League. The third sacker has smacked eight homers and knocked in 30 runs.

The Coral Springs native was the fifth overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft and is in his second season of professional baseball.

India played three seasons at Florida hitting .310 with 31 home runs and 126 RBI.

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Fellow former Gator Pete Alonso has shown his power throughout his rookie campaign with the New York Mets.

The Tampa native is running away with the National League’s Rookie of the Year award as he has belted 33 homers and 75 RBI while hitting .265.

On Sunday, Alonso showed off power that was much different than what he has shown before.

After striking out to end the third frame against San Francisco LHP Conner Menez, the Mets’ first baseman slammed his bat against his thigh, shattering the bat in half.

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