Florida State dominated Miami on their way to a 15-5 victory that clinched the series for the Seminoles. It was Miami's first home series loss since March of 2014.
Starting pitcher Mike Compton gets the win and improves to 2-1 on the season. Compton struggled to start the game allowing two hits and a walk to load the bases in the first, but struck out the next three batters to get the Seminoles out of trouble. He would get into trouble again in the second, and this time wasn’t able to get out of the jam giving up two runs on three hits including a leadoff triple.
Florida State would come back with a vengeance in the third plating five runs with two outs to give the Seminoles a 5-2 lead. With the bases loaded Quincy Neiporte would hit an infield single deep in the hole to the short stop to bring in the first run of the game for the Noles. Chris Marconcini would add an RBI walk and then freshman Dylan Busby hit a 3-RBI double to put Florida State on top.
The Seminole offense was not anywhere close to done as they came right back in the fourth and broke the game wide open. Danny De La Calle homered to left to get the scoring started for Florida State. Josh Delph followed that up with a double down the right field line and John Sansone singled him in. D.J. Stewart and Quincy Neiporte would find their way on base and execute a double steal that would pay off when Chris Marconcini would single into right field bringing them both in to push the score to 10-2. Dylan Busby would get his fourth RBI of the night with a double down the left field line. Taylor Walls would finish out the scoring knocking in Busby from second with a RBI single up the middle. When the dust cleared the Seminoles were up 12-2.
Florida State put three more runs on the board in the fifth to put the game completely out of reach following a 2-RBI single by Neiporte and then an RBI single by Marconcini. The 4-5-6 hitters for the Seminoles combined to knock in 11 of the 15 runs for the Seminoles.
Miami would get back on the board in the fifth after an error by Walls, but it was too little too late and it only made the score 15-3. Compton gave up no earned runs through the last six innings before he was pulled in the eighth. He gave up two earned runs on 11 hits with 1 walk and 4 strikeouts.
Taylor Folsom would come in to close things out in the ninth, but struggled to start the inning allowing a double and a HBP. A passed ball by Gage West and then a 2-RBI single made it a 15-5 game. Jim Voyles would come in to replace Folsom. Voyles would strike out two and get a groundout to end the game.
Florida State improves to 33-12 on the season and 16-7 in the ACC. The Seminoles will go for the sweep Sunday at 1 PM. Drew Carlton will get the start for the Noles.