CHAPEL HILL --- No. 4 Florida State clinched a series win with a 10-2 victory over North Carolina Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Eight different Seminoles had hits in support of Mike Compton, who allowed two runs on eight hits over 8.0 innings to get the win. Landon Lassiter and Tyler Ramirez had two hits each for the Tar Heels, who will look to salvage game three Sunday afternoon at 1.
Florida State (39-11, 19-7 ACC) threatened in the first against Benton Moss but a timely double play helped the Tar Heels escape. Moss loaded the bases with one out on two walks and a hit batter before facing Jose Brizuela. Lassiter snagged Brizuela's line drive and threw to second, where Alex Raburn was able to hold the bag and double off D.J. Stewart for the third out.
For the second day in a row, Carolina (29-21, 13-13 ACC) got two on with one out in the first but failed to score. Lassiter and Michael Russell both singled off Compton (6-1), but the redshirt sophomore retired Tom Zengel and Ramirez to end the frame.
The Seminoles took an early lead in the second on an RBI double from Justin Gonzalez, but the Tar Heels responded with two runs in the fourth. After two quick outs, Carolina strung together four consecutive hits, including an RBI double from Parks Jordan and a run-scoring single from Raburn to lead for the first time in the series.
But the 'Noles took advantage of a leadoff walk in the fifth and scored three times to regain the lead for good. Moss departed after walking Josh Delph and Trevor Kelley (1-2) allowed four hits and two runs as FSU went up 4-2.
From there, Carolina failed to get a runner into scoring position against Compton and bullpen ace Gage Smith, with Smith retiring the side in order in the ninth to end it.
Gonzalez and Ben DeLuzio led FSU with two RBIs each, while four different Seminoles scored twice.
Carolina will celebrate Senior Day on Sunday, with Jordan, Zengel and Andrew Smith being honored prior to the 1:04 p.m. first pitch.