Post Game Quotes
#1 Florida State 8, #2 Georgia 2
May 30, 2009
Georgia Head Coach Dave Perno
"Sean Gilmartin did a great job. I mean he had our number and its kind of been our bug-a-boo all season, that little bit inconsistent offense. I couldn't be more proud of Trevor (Holder), after his first couple innings, to hang in there and give us 7.1. It gives us some hope for the rest of the weekend and gives us a shot to do some good because we've got plenty of pitching to hang around, we just can't shut down offensively anymore. Again, a lot of credit goes to Sean who did a tremendous job; a lot of poise for a freshman."
On Trevor Holder's performance:
"That's just what you've got to do. He's been our guy for three years now, four. He's done an incredible job for us. He had us in the right game, right situation and a pitch here and there could have changed everything but bottom line is we just didn't do enough offensively to back him today. For him to hang in there after those first two innings and give us that much work allowed us to keep other guys down and not really kill anybody so everybody is fresh. We've got eight guys that are fresh, haven't even thrown a pitch so we're in good shape as far as that."
Georgia Pitcher Trevor Holder
On his performance:
"I think the main thing was the first couple innings I wasn't really attacking the zone very well and being too fine with my pitches. I settled down and I think the main thing was just getting back in rhythm. I think I felt kind of out of rhythm those first couple innings and then started being a lot more aggressive with my off speed stuff and started to get some different swings. We had some big plays defensively, Rich (Poythress) made a huge play and kept us in the game for sure.
Georgia First Baseman Rich Poythress
On if he was surprised Florida State pitched to him with two outs and a runner on third:
"No, not really. They had a lead. Gilmartin was throwing the ball well. The kid is a competitor, he did really well. You've got to pitch up in the zone, and it's a short porch out there so it's nice. Like coach said, Trevor went out there and laid it on the line and I've said the last two years there is nobody I'd rather play behind. It's just unfortunate we didn't do better offensively. We didn't have the best at bats we could have had, but that's why we play everyday and we get a chance to come back tomorrow. My goal is to see if we can't throw up enough runs and win three games so I can see this guy (Holder) pitch again."
Florida State Head Coach Mike Martin:
"Obviously it was a well-played game by both clubs. It was a game of course that Sean (Gilmartin) pitched extremely well. We had some timely hitting. (The hitting) was early, it was two outs. You get a base hit to score a run and then Jason (Stidham) drives in one with a single to left. It was a game that you really wished you could get excited about but you can't because there's a lot of baseball left to be played."
On whether or not Gilmartin was going to pitch the ninth before FSU extended the lead in the eighth inning:
"Yes. Sean was going back out there. His pitch-count was such that he was OK. I will tell you another thing; (Georgia's) Trevor Holder was really impressive today. He went out there fighting like he did, that was very impressive."
Florida State Pitcher Sean Gilmartin:
On what he thought about pitching against a team that the night before scored 24 runs:
"I saw some replays of the game from last night and noticed the balls that were being hit out and hard were up in the zone. So basically my train of thought was to throw down and use the off-speed pitch to my advantage and that's pretty much what happened today."
Florida State Second Baseman Jason Stidham:
On how good he is feeling on offense:
"I think it just has to do with just seeing the ball well - just seeing it early. I have been getting good pitches to hit and getting in good counts to where I can get those good pitches. I guess when you are seeing it well good things happen."