Post Game Quotes Princeton vs. Texas State (6/4/11)
Head Coach Scott Bradley
Opening statement: Needless to say we are extremely disappointed that our stay here is going to be a little too short. Coming into Austin, we felt that the ballpark and the turf were really going to create some situations where we felt like we could keep ourselves and play some close ball games which we did. Unlike all year where we had a knack to get big hits in big situations, we just couldn't come up with the hit when we needed to over the last two ballgames. I think there are a lot more close, low scoring games in college baseball this year and in our opening press conference we talked about how we thought the games would be low scoring. It appears that that's the way that it is headed.
On the performance by Princeton P Mike Ford: I was very impressed by Mike. For a freshman to do what he has this entire year is a throwback to the old days of having "baseball players." He pitches, he hits, he plays defense. The number of successful, two-way players in the NCAA these days are harder to come by all the time. Mike gave us today what we thought he was going to.
On Princeton 2B Alex Flink playing in his home state: Alex has had a terrific year for us. He's another one of our Texas guys and we know what a thrill it has been for him to get to come back and play in this ballpark with a lot of family and friends in a place where he dreamed up just like (Princeton pitcher) Zak Hermans.
Freshman P Mike Ford
On escaping a bases-loaded jam in the fifth inning: I had not challenged them inside all day so I thought I would go in on him with a fastball and try to get him to roll over. It worked out really well and the play was executed and I can't thank my third basemen enough. They were a good hitting team and I just had to move the ball on them.
Sophomore 2B Alex Flink
On facing Texas State Pitcher Mitchell Pitts: He's a guy that likes to change speeds a lot and for me, it's kind of similar to what we face in the Ivy League. No one really tries to come out there and overpower you. The goal was to just get on base and if we would have gotten some two out hits it would have been a different ball game.