Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Southwest Texas State 2, Hawai'i 1
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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May 17, 2001

Southwest Texas Head Coach Ricci Woodard

"I felt that we came out and accomplished what we wanted to do. Our pitching held up, our hitting was good and our defense was solid."

"We came out here to prove that we can play and win (in the NCAA Tournament). I'm sure there was some motivation in being a lower seed, but we really just wanted to come and play ball."

Southwest Texas Jennie Tomme on her home run

"That (the home run) set the pace for our team. It made it so we could relax and just play."

On her pickoff in the fifth inning

"That was big. With the team that we've got, you know when the time is right and that's what happened. I've been taught all season long to keep the runner close and thats what I did."

Hawai'i Head Coach Bob Coolen

"The Southwest Texas pitcher (Jessica Chase) did a really nice job today. She handcuffed our hitters and we just couldn't get any momentum. We tied the score at 1-1, but there never was any real shift in momentum. The kept on pushing and bringing the game to us."

"We weren't pressing today, we just weren't seeing the ball. We made contact, in fact we nearly killed a couple of coaches on both sides, but we didn't put the ball in play."

Tyree Woodruff on the field and how to play the SWT hitters

"We noticed yesterday in practice that the ball was flying out of here and we played deeper than usual. We hit the ball, but it was too little, too late."