It took a while, but Mike Compton finally got his first win Friday night against Boston College. The right-hander tossed a two hit, one walk complete game shutout in what was his longest outing of the season. Head coach Mike Martin was extremely pleased with his senior’s performance.
“For him to go out there and shut out a very good baseball team is something that there’s no way I’d have expected,” Martin said. “…I’m just very, very proud of him.”
Compton faced three batters over the minimum and had seven strikeouts on the night.
“I felt pretty good,” Compton said. “It was mainly a fastball-slider mix with a few changeups thrown in. Coach Bell did a great job of calling pitches and him and I were pretty much on point.”
Florida State opened the scoring in the third inning with back-to-back doubles by Danny De La Calle and Taylor Walls and a D.J. Stewart groundout. O’Canada brought out some more runs for the Seminoles when Quincy Neiporte singled with the bases loaded scoring two and Dylan Busby followed that up with a bases clearing 2-RBI double to extend Florida State’s lead to 6-0. The Noles would add one more in the sixth inning when center fielder Ben DeLuzio sped home beating the throw from the Boston College short stop.
Catcher Danny De La Calle had two of Florida State’s six hits on the evening. De La Calle finished last season with a .224 batting average last season, but has completely turned it around so far this year leading the team with a .320 mark. Coach Martin said his plate discipline is what has made the difference.
“Danny is becoming a more disciplined hitter,” Martin said. “He’s becoming a guy that is using that discipline to advantage. Last year he chased a lot of pitches and pitchers would just not throw him a strike and let him get himself out. He’s not getting himself out.”
Since the Georgia series Florida State is on a seven game winning streak and have found their offensive stride. They have scored seven or more runs in five of those games including a 24-1 win over USF earlier this week.
Florida State improved to 11-3 on the season and 1-0 in the ACC. The Seminoles will host Boston College again at 6 PM Saturday. Boomer Biegalski will be making his first ACC start.