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NCAA Softball - Arizona vs. Mississippi State Quotes
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: May 19, 2007
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NCAA Softball Championships - Tucson Regional ?- May 19, 2007

Game 3 -  Winner’s Bracket ?- Arizona 8,  Mississippi State 0


Post-Game Quotes


Arizona Head Coach Mike Candrea


Opening Statement:

“This was a huge game for us. When you rely mostly on one pitcher like we do, you can’t afford to stumble today. I’m proud of the team right now.”


“The big thing for us right now is that we come out and finish this (regional tournament) tomorrow.”


“I always say that defense and pitching win championships this time of year. Today, we were solid defensively.”


Arizona Pitcher Taryne Mowatt

“I feed of our offense and defense, and they feed off me. It feels great to have their support.”


Arizona Centerfielder Caitlin Lowe

“I thought we did a great job of putting runs on the board. Taryne did a great job on the mound. We would have liked to have scored earlier, but we did a nice job once we started hitting. We need to come out and do the same tomorrow.”


On getting caught stealing for the first time in 2007 and for the first time in 54 attempts dating back to 2006:

“I feel fine. It’s in the past now. We won the game, so that’s all that matters right now.”


Arizona Second Baseman Chelsie Mesa

“We kept pushing and we never let down. We worked hard from the beginning. It’s the postseason, so we have to give it our best effort every game.”


Mississippi State Head Coach Jay Miller


Opening Statement:


 “I thought we did a good job coming out starting off this game, but with a good team like Arizona you can’t make mistakes and give them a second chance because they are going to take advantage of that. We just can’t do that.”


“We didn’t play defense like we should have, but the game was a lot closer than 8-0. We did a good job and had things under control except for the last few innings.”


“We are going to have to come out next game and make plays defensively, have timely hits and fix the mistakes.”


Mississippi State Catcher Chelsea Bramlett


“We started the game really close (with Arizona), but in the fourth and fifth innings it fell apart. Arizona is a good team, they are ranked No. 1, and they should be, but I think that we made them look a lot better than they really are. Hopefully we can meet up with them again tomorrow.”