Omaha Notes: Leggett Doesn't Think Two Days Off Will Make Tigers Complacent


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OMAHA, Neb. - Never one to miss an opportunity to work, Clemson head coach Jack Leggett had his team on the Creighton University astroturf Monday morning for a brief workout.

The Tigers earned two days off by virtue of their 9-7 victory Sunday over Georgia Tech. But Leggett, hoping to maintain the offensive momentum his team has built up in two games at Rosenblatt Stadium, but his team through a quick round of batting practice Monday.

"We just got out a little bit today to break a sweat and get the kinks out," Leggett said. "I don't like sitting around the hotel too long. We'll probably get out here and do the same thing (today) and be ready to play on Wednesday. The kids all like to hit. They like to swing the bat."

Asked if the time off might make his team complacent, Leggett wasn't worried.

"I don't think so," he said. "I think these kids know exactly what's on the line."

Swapping Christmas cards?

Think Clemson will have a decent scouting report on its Wednesday opponent?

It should. The Tigers have faced South Carolina and Georgia Tech a combined nine times so far this season.

"We're familiar with both these teams. There are no secrets from here on out. They know how to pitch to our guys and we know how to pitch to their guys," Leggett said. "But executing the plan is the name of the game. Both teams are very good."

Leggett doesn't even mind the geography involved. At least not much.

"It seems kind of crazy we have to travel over 1,000 miles to play each other," he said. "But the best teams in the country should be playing each other at this time."

The A Game

While the Tigers have pounded the ball offensively in Omaha - 20 runs and 19 hits through two games - Leggett doesn't think his team has played its best game yet.

"We haven't played our best game pitching-wise, but we've done some pretty good things offensively," Leggett said. "We've had contributions from a lot of different guys, and I've thought we've played pretty good defense. We've made a mistake or two, like most teams. But I don't think we've played our best, total overall game yet."

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