Clemson rode an impressive performance from Justin Sarratt and an explosive sixth inning to a 7-2 victory over Elon Tuesday night at Doug Kingsmore.
Justin Sarratt pitched well for the Tigers. Justin pitched out of trouble in the sixth inning as Elon threatened with runners on the corners and two outs thanks to a Clemson error. The final line on Sarratt was six innings with four hits and no earned runs.
Spencer Kieboom continued to be hot at the plate going 3-4 on the evening. Will Lamb and Chris Epps were each 2-4 with two RBIs each.
Clemson got on the board in the bottom of the third inning. Chris Epps singled through the right to start things off and Kieboom followed with a single but Epps was thrown out at third. Steve Wilkerson grounded out advancing Kieboom to second. Will Lamb singled to short scoring Kieboom. After three the Tigers led 1-0.
The Tigers broke the game open in the sixth. Will Lamb singled to center then stole second. Jeff Schaus flied out to center advancing Lamb to third. Phil Pohl was intentionally walked. Richie Shaffer singled through the left side scoring Lamb. Jason Stolz worked a walk with the bases loaded to score Pohl. Chris Epps hit a double over the right fielder to score Shaffer and McGibbon. Spencer Kieboom singled to right scoring Stolz and advancing Epps to third. Steve Wilkerson walked to load the bases again. Will Lamb hit a sacrifice fly to center field scoring Epps. Clemson’s lead increased to 7-0 after six.
Elon got on the board in the seventh inning. The Phoenix plated two, but left the bases loaded.
The Tigers advanced to 11-7 with the win while Elon fell to 15-7.