Five Clemson pitcher combined to throw the school’s first no-hitter in 25 years Wednesday, as the Tigers cruised to a 14-0 win against South Carolina-Upstate. Junior righthander Justin Sarratt got the start and allowed just one runner to reach base (on an error) while striking out two over five innings. Relievers Scott Weismann, Kyle Deese, Tomas Cruz and Matt Vaughn followed with one scoreless frame apiece to complete Clemson’s first nine-inning no-hitter since 1982 (it had a seven-inning gem in 1984).
“I didn’t know it had been so long,” Sarratt told the Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald-Journal. “It’s something I never thought about being a part of. It was awesome. What more can you say?
“I was just locating my fastball and just trying to drop my offspeed in there for strikes. The defense played great. They made five or six outstanding plays that kept the no-hitter intact.”
Elsewhere Wednesday, New Mexico recorded its second straight victory against No. 3 Texas A&M (check out Weekend Preview for plenty more on the Lobos). Coastal Carolina had its 14-game winning streak snapped in a 3-0 loss to College of Charleston. And Western Illinois split a doubleheader at Oklahoma State, rebounding from a 30-3 drubbing in the opener with a 7-4 win in the nightcap behind eight strong innings from John Sneegas. It was the first Division I win of the year for the Leathernecks, who have played all nine of their D-I games at Oklahoma, at Arkansas, at Missouri and at Oklahoma State.
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