By Trey McCurry.
TheClemsonInsider.com caught up with Clemson head coach Jack Leggett following Sunday’s game with Miami. The Tigers won the series but lost a chance for the sweep on Sunday.
On today’s game:
We pitched OK early in the game, for the first six innings, and then we lost control in the seventh. We did not throw strikes, gave up some hits, and they pieced things together. That is when they took control. We had some other opportunities during the game offensively and did not take advantage of them. We just have to find answers up and down the batting order. We did not do enough offensively today, then lost control, and that was the name of the game.
On the sixth innings (4 hits, 2 walks, only 1 run):
It was frustrating. We have been doing that a lot. We have to get more guys in the lineup that are helping us out and being more efficient from top to bottom. Kieboom got the sign (hit-and-run) in the sixth, but just did not swing. He knew what he had to do, but the throw was on the inside part of the plate, and he just did not swing.
On the bullpen this weekend:
We did some really good things Friday and Saturday. Those were really good and we talked about that and felt good about it. Today we just did not do enough good things. You only feel as good as your last game to be honest with you. You feel pretty good Friday and Saturday, and now you do not feel so good today.
On Leone and Pohle’s solid starts:
They pitched well, but Brady has to throw it better for us if we are going to go where we want to go. But both Leone and Pohle did really good jobs for us. We had good pitching for most of the weekend. We have to get Campbell back healthy, and it may take him a little while, but we really need him back. We will just have to patch some things up next weekend.
On the defensive play today (throwing runners out on the bases):
We did some pretty good things, but then we did not get our bunts down. That is what came back to get us. If we do not do those things in close games, then it is not good.