July 19, 2008
Clemson, SC –
Clemson rising junior pitcher Justin Sarratt and rising senior third-baseman Matt Sanders were selected as starters for the Coastal Plain League All-Star game. Both Sarratt and Sanders will represent the National team in the All-Star game that will be hosted by Asheboro (NC) on Tuesday.
Sarratt, who plays for Thomasville (NC), has been a three-time CPL Pitcher-of-the-Week in 2008. In 46.1 innings pitched over six starts, he has a 5-1 record, 1.17 ERA, and has pitched two complete games, including one shutout. He has allowed just 25 hits (league-best .161 opponents’ batting average), seven runs (six earned), and seven walks with 47 strikeouts. He has also allowed just four extra-base hits.
The righthander from Gaffney, SC had a 2-2 record and 4.34 ERA in 27 appearances (two starts) as a sophomore at Clemson in 2008. He also allowed just six walks in 45.2 innings pitched.
Sanders, who plays for Wilson (NC), is hitting .290 with 20 runs, four doubles, 16 RBIs, and a league-high nine sacrifice bunts in 40 games (all starts).
The New Bern, NC native was one of the hottest Tigers in the latter stages of 2008 as a first-year junior. Overall, he hit .297 with nine doubles, two homers, and 18 RBIs in 46 games (33 starts). He also had a solid .951 fielding percentage.
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