April 12, 2013
BU Head Coach Steve Smith
"Unbelievable game. It started with an unbelievably great day today weather-wise -- the ballpark has never looked this good -- and then we get two teams who get to compete on it in front of a great crowd. It was an extremely well played game with its share of drama."
On Dillon Newman's performance:
"He wasn't overmatching them but he changed his speeds well. Last year, he was a two-pitch guy. Today, he showed four pitches and got outs with all of them. His stuff was solid, and he held it all the way to through the ninth. He did exactly what a winner does. He did exactly what a legit competitor does on his next start out after he felt he didn't pitch well. He had to do it, there was no margin for error tonight."
On Oklahoma's Jonathan Gray:
"The guy is really good. I was trying to think of who I would compare him to, going back to the days of seeing [Roger] Clemens when I thought he was phenomenal. He held his stuff. He was at 97-99 MPH for 120 pitches with an 88 MPH slider. That is pretty special stuff right there."
On getting the win over a tough pitcher:
"When the other guy's that good and you're able to win the game, that's pretty special."
BU Reliever Crayton Bare
On facing Matt Oberste:
"I was watching him swing all night. I didn't try and do too much, just threw the pitches I know how to throw. I got a ground ball and Jake Miller made a great play. He made a tough play look easy. That really helped me out, got a deep breath and was able to get the last guy."
On Towey's home run:
"I've faced Cal so many times and here he is going to face left-on-left. The guy throws him a first-pitch breaking ball, then throws him another one. I thought if he just put a good swing on it, and sure enough, next pitch. Whack. That's the swing I hate to see in practice. So, I am glad it was that guy and not me. As soon as he hit that ball I was over the rail and on the field."
BU Third Baseman Cal Towey
On the walk-off homer:
"Once I saw he didn't catch it, it felt pretty good. I was just worried he was going to bring it down."
On starting the series with a win:
"I think it took some pressure off to get one in the first and make [Jonathan Gray] think that he can give up runs. I think we just made him throw a lot of pitches to make him tired."
BU Starting Pitcher Dillon Newman
On what motivated him for the game:
"The thing that was in the back on my mind was that these guys beat us five times last year, and I had something to prove to them."
On why he was successful tonight:
"All five pitches. When I was throwing first pitch strikes, I could keep them off balance. When I can locate all five pitches, I can get a lot of swing and misses or they can put it in play."