By Trey McCurry.
Clemson fell to Virginia Friday night 5-0 at Doug Kingsmore. TheClemsonInsider.com caught up with head coach Jack Leggett and starting pitcher Scott Weismann following the game.
On tonight’s game:
Hultzen did a good job. You have to give him credit. He is a competitor who battled, throws strikes, and does not hurt himself. He mixed things up tonight. We got into a little bit of a rut and could not quite compete as tough as I would like us to compete. We struck out too many times and when you do that, you are going to have a tough time winning the game. We did not play great defense either. We had a good ballgame going on and a couple little things slipped away and it became a five-run game. We knew what we wanted to do for our approach and the plate and we did not get it done. We had a couple of opportunities early in the game and just did not take advantage.
On Weismann tonight:
He pitched pretty good. We just gave up a couple tough runs. He kept us in the ballgame. We just needed to figure out how to score a couple runs.
On tonight’s game and lack of run support:
They have gotten me plenty of runs in the past and this lineup is certainly capable. Tonight Hultzen just had our number. We have to put this one behind us and look to the next two games. We can still win the series. We will come out ready to play tomorrow and Sunday.
On his approach tonight:
We did not switch it up too much. We mixed a little more off-speed in this week. It was not too much different that any other week. I worked on staying back more to get a little more run on the ball and get better command. I think my off-speed was a little better tonight.