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20070527 NCAA Sofbtall Super Regional - G1 Quotes
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Release: 05/27/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">NCAA Softball Championships - <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tucson</st1:place></st1:City> Super Regional ? May 26, 2007<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Game 1 ? <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Cal</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceName> <st1:City w:st="on">Fullerton</st1:City> (V) vs. <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> (H)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">May 26, 2007<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Final: <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> 11, CSF 6<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona Coach Mike Candrea</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><I><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></I></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><I><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On falling behind 5-0 in the top of the first inning:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;I was wondering which team was out there (in the field). I hadn&rsquo;t seen that team this year. It was a little scary, but I&rsquo;m proud of the team. They grew up tonight.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On completing the team&rsquo;s largest comeback of the season:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;I think the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Washington</st1:State></st1:place> game a few weeks ago (UA trailed 4-1 before winning 5-4) was very helpful for us. It showed us that we have to compete every at-bat no matter what the score is. You have to believe you can score like the other team did.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On what he told the team after falling behind:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;I told them they had to keep believing. If we could start hitting the ball and getting some runners on, we could get back in the game. I said, ?if they (CSF) can score five runs, we can score five runs.&rsquo;&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></B></st1:State></st1:place><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Shortstop Kristie Fox<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On falling behind 5-0 in the top of the first inning:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;We came out flat; we didn&rsquo;t come out prepared. They jumped on us right away, which surprised us because not a lot of teams do that. It really woke us up.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></B></st1:State></st1:place><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Catcher Callista Balko<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On her fourth-inning three-run homerun which was her first since April 21:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;It was amazing. It was long overdue for me, but it just felt so good to get the team going today. Hitting is contagious and we knew if we could just get one big hit then we would get back in the game.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></B></st1:State></st1:place><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Pitcher Taryne Mowatt<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">On allowing five runs in the top of the first inning:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">&ldquo;I was a little shocked that I gave up five runs. On top of that, Caitlin was out. It was shocking, but I knew if I shut them down the rest of the way that our offense could put up some runs.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></B></st1:State></st1:place><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Outfielder Adrienne Acton<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">On the play in the first inning when Caitlin Lowe injured herself running into the right-centerfield fence attempting to catch a fly ball:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">&ldquo;She goes all-out. I always tell her ?fence! Fence!&rsquo; But, she doesn&rsquo;t listen to me; she just goes for the ball.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Cal</SPAN></B></st1:PlaceName><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceName></SPAN></B></st1:place><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Fullerton Coach Michelle Gromacki<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><I><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Opening Statement:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;Like I told the team, we came here to play ball not to shop. We have a lot of ball to play tomorrow, 14 innings. But we are well known and we are good at doing that so we will be ready.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;We came out confident and certain with how we were playing. You can&rsquo;t ever back down to a team like <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> because they are going to take advantage of that. An error plus a walk equals a homerun.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;When you get to this level you just can&rsquo;t make mistakes. The momentum of the team drastically changed. I told the team to just keep attacking and don&rsquo;t be passive in the box.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">CSF First Baseman Katie Gollhardt <o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;We knew that we had to come out here and jump on Taryne (Mowatt) in order to get ahead.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;They kept us down and we tried to make a comeback in the seventh (inning) but it just wasn&rsquo;t enough. We know we can do it.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">CSF Pitcher Candice Baker<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;<st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has really good hitters and a good defense as well. We had a lot of errors and they took advantage of that. It you take away the errors it would have been a completely different ball game.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;Tomorrow we are going to have to come out hear ready to go and I&rsquo;m going to take it pitch by pitch; game by game.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
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