CWS: Say goodbye to- Clemson

By Eric Sorenson - June 20, 2006


I have to admit, I'm bummed Clemson has to go. I got to see them first hand for the first time out at the ACC tournament and I dig these guys. They hit and hit and hit and run and run and run. It's an entertaining brand of ball that Jack Leggett has goin' on down in Carolina.

The Tigers finish the season at 53-16 and have the knowledge of knowing they scared the crap out of everyone they played. They have so much speed that just about any guy up and down the order who got on base made a pitcher shiver. Fullerton's George Horton said, "They're a great ball club. They just didn't stop. They never quit."

I'll miss seeing the track meet that was players like Herman Demmink, Brad Chalk, Tyler Colvin and Taylor Harbin. I'll never forget the heroics of super-sub Ben Hall, who had the game-winning hit in their ACC tournament win over Georgia Tech. And you can't say enough about P.J. Zocchi, who pitched so well in relief vs. Oral Roberts and tonight against Fullerton too (6.0inns, 7 hits, 2 runs, 5Ks).

Coach Leggett had a great parting shot, saying that Omaha was a great host and this is the best NCAA post-season venue in all of college sports. Nice touch coach.

Posted by Eric Sorenson at 08:59 PM on June 20, 2006
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