Hinson, Miller Look to Regional

Hinson, Miller Look to Regional

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Hinson, Miller Look to Regional

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By Trey McCurry.

TheClemsonInsider.com caught up with John Hinson and Brad Miller on Thursday as they prepared for the postseason and the Clemson regional.

John Hinson

On playing the regional at home:

We are definitely excited to be at home. It is always good to host a regional. Statistically, a lot more of the host teams get through and it play in front of your crowd. It is just good to be at home. I am really looking forward to the big crowd. We hosted a regional my redshirt year but I wasn’t able to play so this will be my first time playing in a regional here. Last year at Auburn, the crowd was great so I am ready to see how it is here. 

On facing Connecticut, Coastal Carolina, and Sacred Heart:

We have Sacred Heart tomorrow and our scouting report on them is pretty limited. Coach Leggett was saying earlier he does not know a lot about them, but any team can win so we have to be ready. Connecticut is a pretty big program. We know a bit more about what all they will bring to the table. I think it helps when you face someone like Coastal that you have played before so you have a little more knowledge on them. 

Brad Miller

On playing the regional at home:

I am just looking forward to playing in front of our fans again. We were able to host a regional my freshman year and then a super last year and there is nothing like it. It is an electric atmosphere and that is why we want to earn a regional every year. Just so we can play in front of our fans because they are so special. 

On facing Connecticut, Coastal Carolina, and Sacred Heart:

We do not know a lot about anyone other than Coastal. We always play tough games with them. We won on a walk-off this year and then lost in extra innings last year. Every game is always exciting and pretty close. It is going to be a tough regional for sure. There is always a little comfort level in facing teams you know, but I think it is all the same. You still have to go out there, execute, and play baseball. 

On the number of conference award winners in the regional:

I think all of that just speaks to the great years the teams have had this year. Everyone has really good players. Anthony Meo (Coastal Carolina) and Matt Barnes (Connecticut) are going against each other in the first game tomorrow and that is a huge matchup. 

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