Mike Compton’s Two Hit Shutout Beats Boston College In ACC Opener

Mike Compton - Photo - FSU Atheltics

Mike Compton - Photo - FSU Athletics

Behind redshirt junior Mike Compton’s two-hit shutout, the Florida State Seminoles rolled over the Boston College Eagles in each teams ACC opener.

Compton (1-0, 1.19 ERA) was brilliant in his first win of the season, pitching his second shutout for Florida State (two-hitter against Maryland last year) and got his team on the right foot in ACC play.

The offense wasn’t great, but they made the most of their six hits by scoring seven runs. Freshman Taylor Walls set the table for the Seminoles at the top of the order, scoring twice and driving in another two runs.

Quincy Nieporte came into the game and drove in two runs, and Dylan Busby used his fourth double of the season to drive in another two.

At the bottom of the order, senior catcher Danny De La Calle continued to hit adding another two more hits to an already successful week. The senior now has six hits on the week after collecting four in their midweek series against South Florida. Even at the bottom of the order De La Calle has scored six times as well.

It all led back to Compton though, as he was able to mix his sinker and curveball on both halves of the plates to keep the Eagles off balance. Compton was able to strike out seven batters, only walked one and forced Boston College to ground into ten ground outs.

At one point, Compton was able to retire 13 straight batters, trusting his batters to make play as he only struck out two in that span. Compton finished strong in the ninth, striking out two of the three batters in the final frame, including Joe Cronen – who were called out on strikes looking.

The Seminoles and Eagle continue their series with games Saturday and Sunday with game times of 6 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.

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