NCAA Waco Regional Game 1 Quotes

May 19, 2017

NCAA Softball Waco Regional - Game 1 Quotes


Senior RF Taylor Newton
On her walk-off single…
“I was just trying to stay composed and not get too excited. I tried to pick my pitch good. At the end of the game, if you get too excited that’s when you mess up.”

Junior P Megan Good
On bouncing back after allowing two runs in the first inning…
“After that first inning I took a deep breath, relaxed and was like I can only control what I can control. I just wanted to go out there and just do the best that I could for the team.”

Senior 3B Madyson Moran
On her game tying homerun…
“I was just trying to focus and not put too much pressure on myself. I knew we were behind, but really I was just trying to get on base. Our pitchers worked so hard and I didn’t want to not get on base and not let them keep pitching a whole game.”

Head Coach Mickey Dean
On making the comeback…
“It’s the NCAA Tournament so you know it’s going to be a battle and you can’t fall. We got off to a rough start and then we got a little tight there for about three or four innings. We weren’t playing loose, we weren’t playing our ball, and then all of a sudden we started to have better at-bats and our defense sharpened up.”

On overcoming first-inning struggles…
“If you take a look back at the past three weeks at their first innings, we haven’t been as sharp in the circle and we haven’t been very sharp on defense in the first inning. In the other games no one scored on us, but today they did. We had to fight we didn’t have a choice and we did a great job of it.”


Head coach Laura Berg
Opening statement…
“I thought we came out fired up ready to go. Getting two runs off that kid in the first inning is pretty big. I think we just stuck it in cruise control for the rest of the game. We didn’t respond when they scored.”

On pitcher Taylor Cotton’s performance against JMU offense…
“I thought Taylor [Cotton] did a good job keeping them off balance early in the game. Taylor’s been doing that all year long, doing it against some tough teams. We didn’t play catch. We didn’t make the plays.”



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