Clemson’s Bradley LeCroy spoke with TheClemsonInsider.com after the Tiger’s 13-3 loss to North Carolina.
“We got out to a good start with three runs in the top of the first. They scored two but we still had the lead. They came up with some big hits in the third inning and scored two more. We just couldn’t put them away and we couldn’t get anything going offensively,” said LeCroy.
What happened in the six run inning?
“It came down to making a couple of pitches and we didn’t make a couple of plays. It came down to them capitalizing on our mistakes. You have to make plays to beat good teams and they took advantage of it,” said LeCroy.
When coach Leggett was tossed the team had a couple of choice on how to respond. Where you disappointed the team didn’t show more fight after he left?
“Yeah I think so, yeah definitely. We gave up the six spot two innings later and the guys were kind of down. We kept competing a little bit. We have to have better effort at the plate on the mound and everywhere. We have to flush this and come back to play tomorrow,” said LeCroy.
How big is Saturday’s game?
“It is huge, huge. Especially with what happened last week losing two of three to NC State. We need to come back and bounce back and get a win tomorrow,” said LeCroy.
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