June 2, 2008
HEAD COACH RICK JONES
"Offensively, Florida State just kept coming at us tonight and we didn't have as many answers for them as we would have like to. I thought we had a lot of energy. I thought we played really hard. I thought we had some really good at bats but at the end of the day, they just swung it really well and had a lot of timely hits. I thought their starter did a good job of getting them deep enough in the game. I think that's probably typical as far as Florida State, they're hitting what they're hitting as a team this time of year because they do it often. So we just didn't have enough answers for them."
(about Buster Posey)
"...We elevated the ball a little bit more than we wanted to and he certainly put a good swing on it. He's a guy that tonight, we couldn't get an opportunity to really pitch around and had we been able to, we would have done that."
C JARED DYER
(on whether FSU is best hitting team they've faced this year)
"I believe so. Top to bottom, they hit the ball really well tonight. You have to tip your hat to them and just come out tomorrow and give them hell. Play the best we've got, I like our chances tomorrow. We're still three wins from Omaha, one win for the Super Regional so it's still the same situation."
FLORIDA STATE QUOTES
HEAD COACH Mike Martin
"Well that was obviously a game that we're just very pleased with the way we played. Just so impressed with Ryan Strauss and Jimmy Marshall for the way they went out there and battled and of course Buster's big hits were huge. We just played a game that we needed to play. I'm just really pleased with the way we went out there and got after it. Tulane's an outstanding team and it should be an interesting evening tomorrow night."
(about showing more emotion than usual after second HR)
"I don't know ... it's this time of the year you get excited and I didn't know if it was going out and I was pumped when it went over. It just felt good to put the team up. I guess it put us up 10-4 at that point."
CF Tyler Holt
(about knowing how important it is to get on base batting leadoff)
"That's the main goal. The objective is to get on base every time. If I don't, I know the next guy will so that's what I tried to do is stay short, put the ball on the ground, line drives. I get on and I know I'm going to score so there's really no question. I don't doubt any guys behind me so pretty much, I know I'm going to score."