April 27, 2010
Head coach Steve Smith
On the game:
"It was a really, really good college baseball game. It wasn't perfectly played, but that is just the way amateur baseball is, college baseball is. You are not going to get great play every night. I think you have to give TCU credit. They hung in there."
On battling back from a 3-0 deficit:
"Abel (Baker) I thought took some pretty good swings his first at-bat and he hasn't had a whole lot to show for his first few at-bats this year, but he got a hold of that one and that kind of got us going a little bit. We got two that inning. We got two the next inning. Colt Browder came in and did a good job. (Jon) Ringenberg, I thought after the third inning really settled in and to get 5.2 out of him on just right at 100 pitches was a really good thing to see. I don't think we have seen that out of him since last year at the regional at LSU."
On the positives:
"There are a lot of positives. Obviously, we didn't win the game and the way in which they got the thing tied up - nobody is going to feel good about that, but Brooks Pinckard has been great for us all year and they have these days at the highest level of the game."
On facing TCU:
"We didn't see their best until they put (Matt) Purke on the mound to get a last out. It was a well-played game. It was an evenly played game for the most part. We made three or four errors, we wild pitched them four or five times and hit them a bunch of times. If you look at it and evaluate the game, we did a lot to beat ourselves. We need to learn something from this. The thing you have to be able to do in this game is control your emotions and they made it challenging for our guys to do that. We weren't up to it tonight."