There’s no way for Clemson baseball coach Jack Leggett to sugarcoat his team’s performance this season. The Tigers underperformed in nearly every aspect of the game.
And on the national stage of the NCAA Tournament Friday and Saturday, those problems were even more magnified.
The Tigers went 0-2 in Nashville hardly making a whimper in in their 18 innings at Hawkins Field.
Oregon totally embarrassed them on Friday and then a Xavier team that had won only 29 games outplayed them on Saturday.
The Tigers have lost five of their last season games in the NCAA Tournament and this is the first time since 1981 that they were winless in a NCAA regional.
The Tigers finish the season with 36 wins, the second time in three seasons they’ve won fewer than 37 games.
As this season unfolded in an unsavory fashion, speculation and questions about Leggett’s coaching future cropped up, as is to be expected.
After Saturday’s loss to Xavier, Leggett was asked about his future at Clemson:
Leggett just completed his 21st season at Clemson. He has over 1300 wins on his resume including 923 at Clemson.
Leggett has two years left on a contract that was signed in May of 2011 with a base salary of $210,000.