By Trey McCurry.
TheClemsonInsider.com caught up with Clemson head coach Jack Leggett following the Tiger’s 8-7 loss to Virginia on Saturday.
After losing 4-5 Leggett is looking for one thing, a win.
On today’s game:
We did everything we needed to do to get back in the game offensively. Then we just did not finish the game off. We had our opportunities in all three phases of the game and we did not finish it off. It is a bad feeling. It is really frustrating. We played hard today and were ready to play. We came back (from being down three runs early) and got the runs we needed and had a couple good innings to get a three-run lead. I am thinking to myself this is just what we need after yesterday and then we could not finish it off. It is a shame. We have good enough players to do it, we just are not getting it done right now. We have to come out and be ready to play tomorrow.
On Scott Firth’s performance today:
He did a good job. I was hoping we could ride him until the end and finish it off. He lost a little control there at the end and we had to make a move and it did not work out all that well.
On coming back in today’s game:
That is a positive from today’s game. We came back from being down 4-1 and figured out how to get our lead. Then we just could not hold onto it. It would have been a good day for us to come off of yesterday and then do what we did today offensively and win. We had a couple timely hits in the game, but when we needed to do some of the other things we just did not get it done.
On what his team is feeling right now:
We just want to win a ballgame. That is all there is to it. We just want to come out and play from the first through the ninth inning. We want to come out pitch, hit, and play defense all the way through.