Vickery Hall Men’s Student-Athlete of the Week – Justin Sarratt

Vickery Hall Men’s Student-Athlete of the Week – Justin Sarratt

May 6, 2011

Sport: BaseballYear: GraduateHometown: Gaffney, SCMajor: Youth Development LeadershipAthletic Highlights: Sarratt earned two wins in two starts and did not allow an earned run in 14.1 innings pitched this past week. He picked up wins over Furman and #9 Georgia Tech by combining to allow just seven hits (all singles), a .140 opponents’ batting average, one unearned run (0.00 ERA), and two walks with 11 strikeouts. Remarkably, in the 14.1 innings pitched during the week, he allowed only one runner to advance past second base while in the game, and that runner did so because he was safe at second base due to a fielding error on what could have been an inning-ending double play. Against Furman on Tuesday, he tossed 6.0 scoreless innings and allowed just four singles and no walks with five strikeouts in Clemson’s 5-0 win. He did not allow a Paladin to advance past second base and allowed just two Paladins to advance past first base. Then in his first ACC start of the season on Sunday, he shut down a Yellow Jacket team that entered the series leading the ACC with a .316 batting average. On Senior Day at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, he pitched a career-long 8.1 innings to earn the win. He allowed just three singles, no earned runs, and two walks with six strikeouts. The one run was scored after the aforementioned fielding error on a potential inning-ending, double-play grounder that extended the inning. That was the only inning he allowed a Yellow Jacket to advance past first base while in the game, as two runners did so thanks in large part to the error. On the season, he is 5-1 with a 1.89 ERA and 41 strikeouts against only six walks in 52.1 innings pitched over 13 appearances (eight starts).