Post-game quotes from head coach Mike Batesole and senior Taylor Garrison.
March 9, 2012
Head Coach Mike Batesole
On the Win
We played outstanding defense today. If you pitch and play defense it gives you a chance. It feels good to win again. Sometimes you get one and you know we pitched well and played good defense and that's what really kept us in the game today and gave us a chance. A win is a win.
On Justin Haley
He had a good fastball today. Any time you can pitch off your fastball as a starting pitcher, it can get you deep into games and he had a good one today. We played some outstanding defense for him when he needed a play and [Justin Charles] made a nice play down the line and that was big.
On Haley's Improvement
I think the two outings against Stanford, that will get anyone's chest out if you throw well against that club. That's probably the best offense in the country and he came in twice and did well both Friday and Sunday against them. He's just starting to feel it a little bit
Senior Taylor Garrison
On the Win
You know what we've been battling our butts off and all we can do is stick to our team thing and our team motto and you know get our jobs done. And for pitchers to pitch in that low zone and give our offense a chance to win a game for us, and it hasn't been happening for us lately, it's good to get one of those where were not really happy with everything that we did but we grinded it out and got a win.
On Being a Closer
It's a tough position but, I'm going to stick to whatever the coaches think is the best way for us to go out there and win a ball game. And right now it's for me to be out there for the end of the game and close it out for us.
There's definitely a mental side to it, a go get `em attitude, take no names, go out there and go 110% the whole time.
On Having Runners on the Bases
Oh of course you know your adrenalin gets up a little bit and you start thinking about things that could happen. But you know, being a senior, I have the experience and the amount of time on the field to stay relaxed and stay with what Coach Rousey taught me. We have a great mental approach to situations like that so it has really helped me.
On Haley's Performance
Oh I was in the dugout all game, it was awesome. He's going out there doing what we need him to do to get the win.