Clemson Quotes from Win Against Oral Roberts

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Clemson Head Coach Jack Leggett

Opening Comments

“It was an epic battle, there’s no question about that.  They
came out strong and did some good things early.  We didn’t quite get
into the flow of the game until about the third inning or so.  We
didn’t play great defense and weren’t on the mark pitching-wise
early.  I thought some good things happened when P.J. Zocchi came
in; he calmed things down for a while.  David Kopp came in and did
exactly what he had to do in the situation, which was get a double-play
ball.  Daniel Moskos did great in the first inning, but they got to
him a little bit.  We just battled back.  Every time they
scored, we answered.  We showed some great toughness today. 
They did too; they’re a very good team.”

Clemson Left Fielder Tyler Colvin

On the walk-off grand slam

“He (Sean Jarrett) threw a slider and he left it up.  I was just
going up there to try and hit the ball hard and hopefully find a
hole.  Luckily, I just hit it over the fence.  It was pretty
exciting, that was my first walk-off hit.”


On whether the last week has been the best of his life

“One more win and I’ll be happy.”


Clemson Designated Hitter Herman Demmink

On his first-inning home run

“The adrenaline was flowing pretty well after the home run.  The
pitcher tried to come in but didn’t get it far enough in.  I got
around the bases pretty quick and my emotions got ahead of me.  I
should’ve saved the jump (onto home plate) for Tyler Colvin for the
walk-off.  It was a good swing and it got us started.”


On Clemson’s ability to bounce back

“It shows the character of this team.  We’ve prepared as best we
can.  Coach Leggett tries to instill in us that whatever happens,
the game is not over until the last pitch is thrown.  Somehow we
found a way to get some runners on base.  (Brad) Chalk did a great
job beating that ball out.  Tyler came up, found himself a good
pitch, and put a good swing on it.”


Clemson Right Fielder D.J. Mitchell

On getting the clutch hits

“We just tried to put the ball in play and let it do all the work for
us.  We were lucky in that it fell our way.  We battled all the
way and I’m just glad to say we came out with a win.  One more to go
and we’ll all be pretty happy.”

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