Tanner and Leggett Talk Out Issues

(WOLO) — Rain washed out baseball games for both Carolina and Clemson Wednesday, and it might signify a new beginning for the two coaches of college baseball’s best rivalry. Tiger Head Coach Jack Leggett and USC Head Coach Ray Tanner talked out their differences in a 45-minute phone conversation Wednesday, one night after Tanner expressed his displeasure about the recent “shenanigans” in the rivalry.

After Tuesday night’s 5-4 USC win in Greenville, Tanner said he didn’t appreciate Clemson “calling out” his defending National Champion team in its 3-game series. Leggett questioned the legality of Jackie Bradley, Jr.’s bat after the College World Series Most Outstanding Player hit an opposite-field solo home run the first inning of Sunday’s game. Clemson reportedly argued that Carolina was illegally heating up their bats.

Tanner responded Tuesday night saying, “I didn’t appreciate it. I’m offended by it. I don’t cheat. I don’t allow my players to cheat. We haven’t done anything wrong.”

Leggett said the two men have come to an understanding after their phone conversation Wednesday. “Based on the conversation, he’s defending his team, and I was defending my team and our players. And so I think we have a good understanding of that and hashed all those things out.”