April 12, 2011
Head Coach Steve Smith
On the game:
"We just had a hard time getting a timely hit for much of the game, but we pitched it extremely well and played pretty solid defense. There weren't a lot of tough chances today. I think we just pitched it well and eventually got a timely hit. I thought Cal Towey gave us one early in the ball game and I thought that would stand up, but the one error that we made wound up hurting us. They got several timely hits. Some two-out, two-strike hits, but the 10th inning belonged to our guys and we got some pretty big hits then."
On his pitching staff:
"I was proud of them. This was the first time this year that we have taken that kind of approach. I thought this was as good as I have seen (Dillion Newman) throw and that is why he got a second inning. I had everybody penciled in for an inning and then after his first inning I told him, `You earned a second one.' He was pretty fired up about it and he went out and gave us another good one. The only other guy that really had that opportunity was Max (Garner) and he was good. He was very good tonight, which was great to see. I thought Logan (Verrett) was very sharp there to get those three outs at the end. It was a well-played ball game and our guys threw the ball very well. "
On Josh Ludy's game:
"He called the whole game and the at-bats he took were pretty good at-bats. He fouled off a bunch of pitches. I know two of those hits he got were with two strikes. It is encouraging to see us walk as much as we walked, particularly guys like Dan (Evatt) and Towey, who are prone to strikeout some."
Junior Catcher Josh Ludy
On the game:
"It was kind of scary when they came back and tied it, but we found a way to pull it out in the end."
On his triple and offensive night:
"That doesn't happen much for me. It never really felt comfortable I never really do here. I just seem to hit it were nobody is at sometimes."
On the pitching staff:
"They did a great job tonight just coming in and putting the ball over the strike zone and making good pitches."
On if the win can carry over into the weekend series:
"Anytime you get a big win like this, you are always feeling good about yourself and hopefully it brings that confidence up and that way you will have that going into Friday."