By Trey McCurry.
TheClemsonInsider.com caught up with Clemson head coach Jack Leggett and Phil Pohle following the Tiger’s 12-3 victory over College of Charleston on Sunday.
On the game tonight:
It was probably one of the best games we have had all year. We played some good defense behind Pohle. Our infield played really well and so did the outfield. We were aggressive on the bases and had some really good at-bats with men on base and in two-strike counts. We executed really well.
On Pohle tonight:
He pitched really well for us tonight. He had a good angle to his ball, was being aggressive, and had a good breaking ball. His fastball has some zip to it and it was good to see. He was around 100 pitches and we have a bit of a short week so we wanted to get some other guys work. It did not work out all that well, but Bates was able to come in and give us two good innings.
On Kieboom’s at-bat in the seventh breaking the game open:
It was a big hit for us, but we had a lot of those tonight. We had some triples down the right field line that inning too. I thought we just played really well offensively against some good pitching. They are a really good baseball team and we were able to do some good things against them tonight.
On Brittle’s play since returning from injury:
He is just getting better each time we go out. He knows his role now. He is hitting the ball flat, keeping it out of the air, and using his speed. His two-strike approach has improved and he has a lot of confidence at the plate.
On tomorrow’s starter:
We will throw Jonathan Meyer tomorrow and then go from there.
On his outing tonight:
It was all about me finding a rhythm. All week we have been working on locating my fastball and keeping everything down in the zone. My last two outings were not where I liked and not good for the team. I knew we had a long week so I focused on keeping the ball down and letting my defense work.
On bouncing back from a couple of tough starts:
It felt really good. During the national anthem, I was thinking about how good it was to be back here on this mound and pitching in front of our great fans. It just felt good to have a long outing again.
On what his performance means for the rest of the staff:
It was really big from a staff perspective. We have two more games this week and we wanted to make sure we have as many guys available as we can.