Clemson defeats Gardner-Webb to complete series sweep


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Pitching less than 15 miles from his hometown of Gaffney, SC, graduate righthander Justin SarrattJustin Sarratt
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#23 5-9, 170
Gaffney, SC

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tossed 6.0 innings without allowing an earned run to lead #16 Clemson to a 5-1 victory over Gardner-Webb in front of a school-record 1,328 fans at John Henry Moss Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers, who swept the three-game series at two different sites, improved to 32-15, while the Bulldogs dropped to 28-17-1. It was the first-ever meeting between the two teams away from Clemson’s Doug Kingsmore Stadium.


The Tigers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, then the Bulldogs scored an unearned run in the second inning. Hits by Will LambWill Lamb
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Seaford, VA

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and Chris EppsChris Epps
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#26 6-1, 195
Stone Mountain, GA

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drove in one run apiece in the sixth inning, then Richie ShafferRichie Shaffer
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#8 6-3, 205
Charlotte, NC

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’s solo homer in the eighth inning provided for the final four-run margin for the Tigers, who won their sixth game in a row on the road.

Sarratt (6-1) pitched 6.0 strong innings in a starting role to earn the win. He allowed four hits, one unearned run, and one walk with six strikeouts. Sarratt also increased his streak of not allowing an earned run to 26.0 innings pitched. David HaseldenDavid Haselden
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#29 6-4, 240
Spartanburg, SC

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pitched 2.0 perfect innings with five strikeouts, then Scott Weisman retired all three batters he faced in the ninth inning to close out the game.

Emilio Pagan (3-2), the first of three Bulldog pitchers, suffered the loss. In 5.2 innings pitched, he surrendered nine hits, four runs (two earned), and one walk with three strikeouts.

In the first inning, John HinsonJohn Hinson
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Asheville, NC

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hit the first pitch of the game through the right side for a single, then Phil PohlPhil Pohl
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Cooperstown, NY

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lined the next pitch to left field for a single. After both runners moved up a base on a wild pitch, Brad MillerBrad Miller
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Windermere, FL

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lined a sacrifice fly to center to score Hinson. Two batters later, Jeff SchausJeff Schaus
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Naples, FL

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hit a two-out single through the right side to score Pohl.


In the second inning, Aaron Miller reached with one out on a throwing error by Hinson, Clemson’s first error of the series, and advanced to second on Adam McFarland’s groundout to first. After Zeke Blanton walked, John Harris lined a two-out single to left-center to score Miller.

Clemson tripled its lead in the sixth inning. Schaus reached with one out on an error by second-baseman Daniel Merck and stole second. Lamb followed with a double to right-center to score Schaus and up his hitting streak to 22 games. Two batters later, Epps lined a two-out single to right-center to score Lamb.

Shaffer led off the eighth inning with a line-drive, solo home run to left field, his seventh long ball of the season.

Pohl, Shaffer, Schaus, and Epps all had two hits apiece to lead Clemson, who totaled 10 hits in the game.

Four different Bulldogs accounted for Gardner-Webb’s four hits.

Clemson will travel to Greenville, SC to take on Furman at Fluor Field on Tuesday at 7:00 PM.


Clemson 5 (32-15)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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John Hinson 3b...........  5  1  1  0   0  1  0  0   1
Phil Pohl dh.............  4  1  2  0   0  1  0  0   0
Brad Miller ss...........  3  0  0  1   0  0  0  3   0
Richie Shaffer 1b........  3  1  2  1   1  1  9  0   0
Jeff Schaus lf...........  4  1  2  1   0  1  3  0   0
Will Lamb cf.............  4  1  1  1   0  1  2  0   3
Spencer KieboomSpencer Kieboom
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#22 6-0, 210
Marietta, GA
View Full Profile c........  4  0  0  0   0  0 10  2   0
Chris Epps rf............  3  0  2  1   0  1  2  0   0
 Steve WilkersonSteve Wilkerson
Infielder
#17 6-1, 195
Roswell, GA
View Full Profile ph......  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Dominic AttanasioDominic Attanasio
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#1 5-7, 150
Windermere, FL
View Full Profile rf....  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Jason StolzJason Stolz
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#2 6-2, 200
Marietta, GA
View Full Profile 2b...........  4  0  0  0   0  1  1  1   1
Justin Sarratt p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 David Haselden p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Scott WeismannScott Weismann
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#33 6-0, 190
Boxborough, MA
View Full Profile p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 35  5 10  5   1  7 27  7   5

Gardner-Webb 1 (28-17-1)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Benji Jackson cf.........  4  0  1  0   0  2  3  0   0
Daniel Merck 2b..........  4  0  0  0   0  3  1  1   1
Jake Watts lf............  4  0  1  0   0  2  3  0   0
Dusty Quattlebaum 1b.....  4  0  0  0   0  2  8  3   1
Aaron Miller ss..........  4  1  0  0   0  2  2  4   0
Adam McFarland rf........  4  0  1  0   0  0  1  0   0
Zeke Blanton dh..........  3  0  0  0   1  0  0  0   2
John Harris c............  3  0  1  1   0  0  7  1   0
Scott Coleman 3b.........  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  1   2
Emilio Pagan p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   0
 Brock Wilson p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Brett Stackhouse p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 33  1  4  1   1 12 27 11   6

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Clemson............. 200 002 010 -  5 10  2
Gardner-Webb........ 010 000 000 -  1  4  1
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E - HINSON(16); SHAFFER(2); MERCK(6). DP - Gardner-Webb 1. LOB - Clemson 5;
Gardner-Webb 6. 2B - LAMB(9); EPPS(4). 3B - WATTS(2). HR - SHAFFER(7). SF -
MILLER(2). SB - SCHAUS(8); JACKSON(5). CS - SHAFFER(1).

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Justin Sarratt......  6.0  4  1  0  1  6 24 25
David Haselden......  2.0  0  0  0  0  5  6  6
Scott Weismann......  1.0  0  0  0  0  1  3  3

Gardner-Webb           IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Emilio Pagan........  5.2  9  4  2  1  3 24 26
Brock Wilson........  1.1  1  1  1  0  1  5  5
Brett Stackhouse....  2.0  0  0  0  0  3  6  6

Win - SARRATT (6-1).  Loss - PAGAN (3-2).  Save - None.
WP - PAGAN 2(2).
Umpires - HP: Brad Thede  1B: Darin Tyson  3B: Jay Kobylarz
Start: 2:09 PM   Time: 2:34   Attendance: 1328
WILSON faced 1 batter in the 8th.

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