TheClemsonInsider.com caught up with Bradley LeCroy following Clemson’s 5-1 loss to Virginia Saturday. The Tigers ran into a hot pitcher Saturday afternoon.
“Yeah he did a really nice job of battling and he had really good stuff going. We got some things going with Stevie in the first and Stolz ledoff with a single in the fourth and that was the last base runner we got. You have to give him credit. He really pitched well and competed. But our hitters we have a long way to go. We have to keep battling,” said LeCroy.
The Clemson staff has tried many different lineups to find some offense. Where do they go from here?
“You know I don’t know. I think maybe we try Costigan out in left field. See what he can do. Stay with Dunster in the DH spot. He swung that bat okay today and he was really good the other day. We just have to keep trying until we find someone out there that sticks,” said LeCroy.
With many of the guys struggling at the plate is it becoming infectious and impacting Shaffer and Pohl who have seen their production fall off?
“I don’t think so. I don’t think it is affecting Shaffer and Pohl what the other guys are doing. They just had a rough day today. Richie swung the bat okay last night. He put some nice swings on the ball. I don’t think it is infectious. We just have to find a couple of guys to step up in the bottom of the order to give us some production,” said LeCroy.
What does Bradley and Jack need to tell the team to turn things around?
“We just have to keep grinding. That is one of the things in this league. You are going to run into some good pitching like that and it will shut you down for a couple of days. The biggest thing is we have to come out tomorrow and prevent the sweep. We would be one game under five hundred in the league and go back home next week for Miami,” said LeCroy.