2007 NCAA BASEBALL REGIONAL AT TALLAHASSEE
FLORIDA STATE 17
STETSON HEAD COACH
"Boy that was fun. You know you go into anytime, whether in a tournament situation or regular season or whatever, you just hope that you never let a game get out of hand like that got out of hand but you're in this game long enough, you know what happens, just hope that it doesn't happen in a situation like this. Florida State came out and you just got to give them all of the credit in the world. I wondered whether they would come out after that game last night where they were pretty well dominated by (Justin) Pigott and how they would come out. I really expected them to come out, 'cause I know that they have all of the expectations to fight their way back through the losers' bracket and winning this thing. They certainly came out with a vengeance and I thought Jake (Hitchcock) threw very well early and sometimes you can tell with Jake if he's going to be good or if he's going to be not so good in the early innings and I was very impressed and very happy the way he threw but they were able to manufacture a couple runs and when it was still 5-0, I certainly thought we were still in the game. That one inning, I guess, that 11 spot or whatever, that just took right out of us, so the rest is history."
FLORIDA STATE HEAD COACH
"Well, I guess you could say we got exactly what we needed and that was a great performance out of Ryan Strauss that saved our bullpen. Nice to see everybody get after it offensively, defensively. It was just a ballgame that I was very, very pleased with all aspects. I just hope that we understand that this next game is one that starts brand new so we just hope that we can continue to play like we did."
FLORIDA STATE PLAYERS:
(on coming back after rain delay)