May 19, 2006
Stanford Head Coach John Rittman on the win...
"I was very impressed with how we worked out of some tough situations early in the game. Tulsa put a lot of pressure on us. We walked some people. They got a couple of hits, and our freshman pitcher (Missy Penna) did a good job of working out of some tough situations. Offensively, we put some pressure on them and broke the game open. I am very impressed with how we played tonight."
Stanford Head Coach John Rittman on Saturday's game against Fresno State...
"I know that (Robin) Mackin is an awfully good pitcher. We are going to have to have a good approach at the plate. They have some very good hitters in their lineup that we are going to have to get ahead of and not fall behind like we did tonight. We are looking for a very tough contest tomorrow."
Tulsa Head Coach John Bargfeldt on trouble scoring tonight...
"The thing I told the team is you have a 1-0 ball game with the three and four hitters up and runners on second and third. If we push a run across there, I am telling you it is a different ball game. Obviously, they caught us in some situations in the last inning where it just seemed like when we had our outfield in a little bit in they got a hold of one. And when we had the outfield at normal depth, they dumped one down the right field line. We needed something to pick us up, and that something was getting a run in the top of the fifth inning."
Tulsa Head Coach John Bargfeldt on Saturday's game with Cal State Fullerton...
"Obviously, it is a very tough opponent. They showed what type of team they are today. They didn't get the big hit when they wanted it too. We'll be back; we'll be fired up and ready to go. We just focus on ourselves and come out and play our game."
NOTES Stanford, the tournament's No. 12 overall seed, improves to 16-14 in NCAA Regional play.
Tulsa is making its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Golden Hurricane, led by first-year head coach John Bargfeldt, captured the Conference USA Tournament and regular-season titles.
Prior to tonight's victory, Stanford's last nine wins had come by two runs or less.
Fresno State is 13-9 all-time against Stanford. The teams were scheduled to play Apr. 5, but the game was rained out. The Bulldogs have lost 11 contests due to rain.
Every Cardinal starter tallied at least one hit except for Maddy Coon (0-3, RBI).
Missy Pena, who improved her record to 21-9, helped out her own cause at the plate with a 3-4 performance that included a run scored and one RBI.
The last time Tulsa lost by the mercy-rule was Mar. 8 against No. 14 Oklahoma. The Golden Hurricane were defeated 8-0 in five innings.