By Trey McCurry.
Phil Pohl is off to a fast start at the plate in the first four games of the 2011 season. TheClemsonInsider.com caught up with Friday’s designated hitter after the 15-4 victory over Cincinnati.
On tonight’s game and the year so far:
The year is off to a good start. I’m feeling good in the box, and I think everyone is. It is good to see everyone hitting the ball well. I was fortunate enough to be 2-for-3 tonight and hopefully get another chance to be in the lineup tomorrow.
On his and Spencer Kieboom’s play this season:
I don’t think anybody can complain right now. We are both hitting well, so right now it is working out great. We do a lot of throwing in practice and games, so it is nice that we can both give our arms a little break here and there. I think if we can keep doing something like this all year long, it will keep us both fresh all year. If we can keep this type of rotation, it will work out to both our benefits down the road.
On any changes he made from last season:
You are always working on stuff. I definitely went up this summer and worked out a couple kinks. Then was able to come back this fall and try to be a little more relaxed in the box and let the ball get a little deeper. It has been great having Coach LeCroy. He has helped me out a bunch with one-on-one time and during practice. I wouldn’t say I’ve totally revamped my swing or that sort of thing, but you are always making adjustments and I’ve been fortunate to put the bat to the ball thus far.
On the big games the last two Friday’s:
You have to credit Scott Weismann. He’s been doing a great job the past two weeks. Having him on the mound gives us some confidence in knowing that we are going to have a great start. He’s a bulldog and always throws well for us and that carries over into our offense. We are giving him good run support and then we know we will get a great outing from our bullpen. It’s a full team effort and hopefully we can carry it over into tomorrow.