By Trey McCurry.
Kevin Brady made his first trip to the mound Tuesday night since he was hurt on March 6 when he went four innings against South Carolina. After weeks of rehab Kevin hit the field in the sixth inning against Davidson.
Brady set Davidson down in order in the sixth including a strikeout of the final batter. He was clocked at 94 mph on his first pitch and reached 90-93 on many others.
TheClemsonInsider.com caught up with Kevin following the 19-0 win over the Wildcats.
Kevin was glad to get back on the field for the Tigers.
“It feels really good. It has been a long road. After that South Carolina game, we really did not know what to expect but I was not expecting this long. I just hung in their with my trainers, coaches, and everybody this whole time and that just made tonight a really good night. We just wanted to make sure that it was strong enough and the muscle was fully healed. We were thinking about trying at Virginia Tech, but we wanted to play on the safe side and go tonight,” said Brady.
How did he feel on the mound?
“It is just kind of surreal right now thinking about being back out there. I honestly did not know what to expect coming out tonight. I did not know how my arm was going to respond and what my velocity would be. I am glad I had the chance to get back out there. My arm felt good, but there is still work to be done,” said Brady.
For now Kevin expects to help the Tigers out of the bullpen.
“I will probably just be working out of the bullpen. That is the coaches decision on what all they want to do with me, but I am just glad to be back and help the team out and get back to Omaha,” said Brady.