QUOTEBOARD: Clemson 11 CCU 3

COLUMBIA, S.C. - In Friday's postgame press conference, Jack Leggett begrudgingly spoke about the potential showdown against South Carolina.

Call it a personal policy, but Leggett doesn't normally discuss matchups that haven't been set. He violated the rule following the 11-7 win over Coastal Carolina.

"My philosophy is never talk about a game I don't know about," Leggett said. "It doesn't matter to me if it's South Carolina or Manhattan. Either team will present some problems for us and challenges for us."

He added, "It won't be a high scoring ball game, I wouldn't anticipate. We have to pitch well, play really good defense and get some timely hits again. But I really don't like talking about it. I just want to play one game at a time. Whoever it is, we have to be ready to play them and accept that challenge."

The early runs…
"It gave us momentum early. To get the lead like that was able to settle Kevin [Pohle] down. I think it came at a good time for us to give us momentum off the starting block." - Phil Pohl

"Getting early runs is big for us. It kind of shakes the nerves a bit to know you can work your fastball to the hitters, get ground balls and let these guys field behind me." - Pohle

"We had been -- I wouldn't say struggling, but not as on point as we'd like to the past couple of games, offensively. But, today, coming out and putting a lot of runs up, it definitely gives us momentum going into the next game. We're excited about the way we're swinging the bats."

- Pohl

The pitchers…
"Kevin was having a little trouble with his breaking ball, so we tried to get his two-seamer and get some ground balls. We made some nice plays in the outfield. Our kids made a good adjustment. He's a very good umpire, and it's one of those things where we had a little trouble trying to make that adjustment throwing strikes where we needed to early in the ball game." - Leggett

"David (Haselden) went out and did a nice job for us. A couple of sketchy moments and we pitched out of it." - Leggett

On who will start Saturday's game…
"We're going to wait and see who we play and go back and talk about it. Our options would be [Dominic] Leone and Daniel Gossett. Those will probably be our two options. We'll wait to go to the hotel, see who we play tomorrow and weigh our options after that." - Leggett

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