All four hits were singles, and no Demon Deacon batter reached second base in the game. Holton had three strikeouts in the eighth inning and got Gavin Sheets, the nation’s leader in RBI’s, swinging to end the game on his 124th pitch.
Holton improved to 7-2 on the season, while his earned run average fell from 3.03 to 2.69. Wake Forest entered the game ranked in the top 10 nationally in home runs, hits, and slugging percentage, but Holton held the Deacs to a .129 average (4-for-31) and 0-for-6 with runners on base.
The win marked the first complete game of Holton’s career, topping the eight innings he threw against No. 4 Clemson earlier this season, and it is the first complete game shutout of the year for the Seminoles.