By Trey McCurry.
Atlanta, GA – TheClemsonInsider.com caught up with Clemson head coach Jack Leggett and Spencer Kieboom following the Tiger’s 13-7 win over Georgia Tech Saturday afternoon.
Spencer Kieboom had the game of his life with a grand slam and five RBIs.
On the game today:
It was huge for us. We got a pretty good pitching performance. For the first four innings, Leone was good and then ran into some trouble in the fifth. Then Mike Kent came in and did a really nice job. He gave us five good innings, giving up only four hits and a run. He was outstanding and threw strikes, which was big for us so we did not have to go deeper in the bullpen and saves guys for tomorrow. We got some big hits along the way as well. Pohl led off the second with a homer and then Spencer hit the grand slam. I thought Pohl’s two-out, two-strike hit to push the lead to five and then Brittle’s hit to stretch it to six was big in this ballpark. With the way this park plays, nothing is ever safe.
On Kieboom’s day in his hometown:
It was a big homer for us. He had a good day with three hits and did a good job behind the plate. He threw out a runner when we needed and handled the pitchers well. I am sure coming back home and playing well was a big thing for him. It is always good for us when he helps us win.
On bouncing back from last night’s loss:
We have some resilience. We have some holes here and there, but have some toughness and have been playing better lately. We played well enough to win last night. After a game like today, you go into retrospect and think about how we could have won. We just have to put it behind us, take the good out of this one, and be ready to play tomorrow.
On his day at the plate:
It feels good. I work on things in the cages all the time and it is always good when you see it transpire in the game. I just need to try and keep it rolling.
On the win tonight:
It was a good win, especially after last giving up the lead late yesterday and losing in extras. It was a much needed, big win today.
On Mike Kent in relief today:
He did a good job. Mike works hard and did a great job coming in and pitching strikes. We needed someone to come in and throw strikes and he did. He did not try to be someone he wasn’t and pitched his game.