By Trey McCurry.
Clemson, SC – Phil Pohl probably played his final game at Doug Kingsmore Stadium Tuesday night. Pohl hit a two-run homerun to help the Tigers defeat Furman 9-2.
TheClemsonInsider.com caught up with the emotional senior following the victory.
On his final regular-season game at Clemson:
It feels really good. I have had a lot of great moments and memories on this field, so to go out like that was awesome. Hopefully we can run the table here at the end and play here again, but if not, then I am pleased that tonight was how it ended. It is hard to describe how it felt coming off the field to a standing ovation. You never imagine having that many people cheering for you, it is just an amazing feeling. I have put a lot of work into this program the last four years, and those people have been here for us rain or shine. It was just an awesome moment to be able to share with everyone.
On the team’s improvement since late March:
There is a really good vibe among the team and taking the series from #1 Florida State really keeps us in that direction. This is the time of year that you want to get hot. I know we were able to do it two years ago and this is a similar feeling. Hopefully we can keep this trend up and just keep it going.
On the quick turnaround heading to Wake Forest:
It will not bother me any. I think it will be fun to get on the road tomorrow, get a little rest, and then get right back at it. Nobody is going to complain. It would be nice to get our pitchers a little more rest, but those guys have been doing great. You cannot say enough about how David Haselden threw tonight. He came out, in maybe his last game here, and threw an absolutely phenomenal game. He saved our bullpen and gave them some rest going forward.