Sunday afternoon was a perfect homecoming for Justin Sarratt as he led Clemson to a 5-1 victory over Gardner Webb.
Justin Sarratt, who grew up just a few minutes away in Gaffney, went six full innings on the night and only gave up one unearned run and four hits. Sarratt moved to 6-1 on the season.
Will Lamb ran his hitting streak to 22 games. The Tigers put up 10 hits on the afternoon.
In the first John Hinson led things off with a single to right. Phil Pohl followed with a single to left advancing Hinson to second. The runners advanced to second and third on a wild pitch. Brad Miller hit a sacrifice fly to center to score Hinson. Jeff Schaus hit a two-out single to right to score a sliding Pohl from second. Schaus advanced to second on the throw home.
Gardner Webb got on the board in the second as they plated one run to make the score 2-1 Tigers after two.
Clemson stranded two runners in the third. Richie Shaffer singled to left before Jeff Schaus singled over first. Will Lamb hit a grounder to first to end the threat.
The Tigers added two more runs in the top of the sixth. Jeff Schaus reached on an error and then stole second. Will Lamb doubled to right center to score Schaus. With two outs Chris Epps singled to score Lamb. After six the Tigers led 4-1.
Richie Shaffer hit a solo homerun in the top of the eighth to right center field. The homerun was the team leading seventh of the season for Richie. It was the second game in a row that Richie hit a homerun for the Tigers.
David Haselden came in an pitch the seventh and eighth innings for the Tigers. Haselden stuck out the side in the eighth. Scott Weismann finished things off in the ninth for the Tigers.
Clemson moved to 32-16 with the victory. The Tigers play Furman Tuesday night at Fluor field.