TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State starter Mike Compton held Maryland to two hits over nine shutout innings as the second-ranked Seminoles defeated the Terps, 7-0, in the series finale at Dick Howser Stadium Sunday afternoon.
A day after Terrapin starter Mike Shawaryn held the Seminoles (12-2, 2-1 ACC) to one run in 7-1/3 innings in a 5-1 Terps (9-4, 1-2) win, Compton returned the favor. The redshirt sophomore struck out a career-high 10 and retired the first 11 batters of the game.
Florida State opened the game up with a six-run fourth inning. After holding the Seminoles to two hits through the first three innings, Florida State finally got to Terrapin starter Jared Price.
Brett Knief doubled down the left field line after D.J. Stewart led off the inning with a walk. After Jose Brizuela walked on three pitches, John Nogowski hit a two-RBI double down the left field line.
John Sansone singled through the left side to score one run and a fielding error led to another to increase the FSU lead to four. A sacrifice fly tacked on one more in the Seminole fourth.
Florida State extended its lead to seven in the home half of the fifth. Two batters hit-by-pitch and a walk led to a Danny De La Calle sacrifice fly.
Price took the loss for the Terps dropping his record to 2-1. Compton earned the win and improved to 2-0.
Maryland will be back in action at home on Tuesday against Delaware. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. from Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium.