Clemson - UL Lafayette Post Game Quotes and Box Score


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POST GAME QUOTES


Clemson Head Coach Jack Leggett

(opening statement): - "There's no easy way to end a season, but this was particularly tough. We have some very experienced
players, but we didn't execute that final play very well. We had trouble hitting
with men on base all day. We had the big four-run inning and I felt good about
that, but I felt we needed more runs."


(On fight following last play): "I really don't know what happened. I didn't
see what happened- This was an emotional game on both sides. It was a tough
way to end our season."


(On the game's final play): "I knew the safety squeeze (bunt) was a possibility.
We've got experienced people out there, we just didn't handle it very well.
They (Louisiana-Lafayette) did a perfect job with the bunt, we were just a little
late getting to first (base) and make the play."


(On how he'll remember 2000 Clemson team): "I have great memories of this team. They
worked extremely hard. I just wanted to take them to the final game, they're
a great bunch of kids. I'm just disappointed for them."


Clemson rightfielder Justin Singleton

(on his day in right field): "The wind was blowing out all day and if you got it
(the baseball) high enough, it had a chance. The two balls that 2 caught, were
hit sohigh which gave a chance to get a good beat on them- I thought I had a
good chance on the one that I missed too. They (Louisiana-Lafayette) did a
good job of getting the ball in the air."


Clemson Pitcher Jarrod Schmidt

(on his pitching performance): "I thought I threw pretty well. The wind
really helped them. I didn't think the two (home runs) that got out, should've-
Things just didn't work out today."


La.-Lafayette Head Coach Tony Robichaux
(opening statement): "After yesterday's rain,we decided to start Justin Gabriel today.
We thought he'd pitch better today than be did before. He gave us an opportunity
to win. We were disappointed we didn't stay away from the big inning today. We
consider a big inning three or more runs. We gave up four in the seventh
inning. Before the ninth inning we gathered everyone together. We knew if we
could tie it, we could win it. We were playing for the tie first. Rick (Haydel)
had a huge hit, giving us runners at first and third. We sent one of our best
bunters up (Steven Feehan). We were trying to get the tying run in. Anything else
is extra, and we got a whole lot of extra after that. We survived and advance."


(on the team's success in elimination games): "We're 7-1 in elimination games
this year. I think it is a credit to the character of our players and their
ability to evaluate where they are and why they lost before."


(on their team's aggressive play despite being a first-time CWS participant):
"We've done it all year. Our athletic director has been with us quite a bit
this season and he came over to me atter the game and said to me 'I knew we
were going to bunt Feehan.' 5o we've done this before. I think we would
have locked up if we'd had tried to play different. We're going to
play the way we played to get here."


La.-Lafayette center fielder Steven Feeham (on his bunt): "I knew we were
going to bunt to try and push the run in. It was the first sacrifice bunt that
I got down this tournament. I'd had two other opportunities, but couldn't get
them down. The ball didn't roll foul and Rick (Haydel) did a great job
getting in to score."


BOX SCORE

Clemson vs Louisiana-Lafayette
Jun 14, 2000 at Omaha, NE (Rosenblatt Stadium)

Clemson 4 (51-18)                                             

Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A LOB
--------------------------------------------------------
Stone, Casey lf...........  4  0  0  0    1  0  2  0   0
Boyd, Patrick cf..........  5  1  2  0    0  0  3  0   0
Greene, Khalil 3b.........  3  0  2  2    2  0  0  3   0
Baker, Jeff ss............  3  0  0  0    1  2  0  1   2
Riley, Ryan 2b............  4  0  0  0    0  1  2  4   2
Calitri, Mike 1b..........  4  1  0  0    1  3  8  1   5
Singleton, Justin rf......  2  1  0  0    2  0  6  0   0
LeCroy, Bradley dh........  2  0  0  0    0  0  0  0   0
 Stanley, Henri ph......... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0   0
Ellis, Brian c............  4  1  0  1    0  0  4  0   2
Schmidt, Jarrod p/ph......  0  0  0  0    1  0  0  0   0
 Reba, Steve p............. 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0   0
 Mottl, Ryan p............. 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0   0
 
Totals.................... 31  4  4  3    8  6 25  9  11


Louisiana-Lafayette 5 (49-19)

Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A LOB
--------------------------------------------------------
Feehan, Steven cf.........  5  1  2  1    0  2  0  0   0
Gill, Ryan 2b.............  4  0  0  0    0  0  2  4   1
Nelson, Nathan 3b.........  3  0  0  0    1  0  0  0   0
Massiatte, Danny c........  4  0  2  0    0  0  6  0   1
Hawkins, Will lf..........  4  1  2  1    0  0  0  0   0
 LeBlanc, Brandon pr....... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0   0
 Bailey, Bret lf........... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0   0
Clark, Tommy rf...........  4  1  1  1    0  0  2  0   2
Larry, Jarvis dh..........  3  1  1  0    1  0  0  0   1
Atwood, Scott 1b..........  3  0  1  0    0  1 13  1   1
 Simoneaux, Neil ph........ 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0   0
Haydel, Rick ss...........  4  1  1  0    0  1  3  4   0
Gabriel, Justin p.........  0  0  0  0    0  0  1  4   0
 O'Brien, Gordon p......... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0   0
 Babin, Brian p............ 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0   0
 Bullinger, Trey p......... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0   0

Totals.................... 34  5 10  3    2  4 27 13   7



Score by innings:                      R  H  E
----------------------------------------------
Clemson               000 000 400   -  4  4  3
Louisiana-Lafayette   000 210 002   -  5 10  2
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Note: 1 out, 1 runner(s) LOB when the game ended.

E - GREENE(14), ELLIS(5), MOTTL(1), ATWOOD(3), HAYDEL(28).
DP - Clemson 1. LOB - Clemson 11, LA-Lafayette 7.
2B - BOYD(21), GREENE 2(24).
HR - HAWKINS(10), CLARK(9).
SB - SINGLETON(7), FEEHAN 2(16), NELSON 2(32).
SH - BAKER(2), LeCROY(6), SIMONEAUX(6).

Clemson                IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB BF
----------------------------------------------------
Schmidt, Jarrod.....  7.0   6   3   2   1   4  27 28
Reba, Steve.........  1.1   2   1   1   1   0   5  7
Mottl, Ryan.........  0.0   2   1   0   0   0   2  2

Louisiana-Lafayette    IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB BF
----------------------------------------------------
Gabriel, Justin.....  6.2   3   4   1   4   3  23 29
O'Brien, Gordon.....  1.0   1   0   0   1   1   4  5
Babin, Brian........  0.1   0   0   0   1   0   1  2          
Bullinger, Trey.....  1.0   0   0   0   2   2   3  6

Win - BULLINGER 3-0.  Loss - MOTTL 10-4.  Save - None.
WP - SCHMIDT(6), O'BRIEN(6), BABIN(4).
HBP - by BULLINGER (RILEY).
Umpires - Home:Al Davis  1st:Dan Mascorro  2nd:Tony Maners
3rd:Scott Graham
Start: 12:08   Time: 2:54   Attendance:
MOTTL faced 2 batters in the 9th.

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