bleedCrimson.net: Your thoughts on the weekend series against Fresno State?
Rocky Ward: Well it didn't go as planned. We came in to the weekend with a losing streak that was weighing on us a little bit and the history of the Fresno State games in Las Cruces has not been good. We haven't played well at home against them for some reason, one of the only clubs that we haven't. They had won the last two games against Sacramento State and had scored pretty well and that had been their problem. They swung the bats pretty well in the first and last games, of course neither team swung the bats very well in the second game. Same thing, we've struggled recently scoring and getting key hits and we had some opportunities early in the game that we didn't capitalize on and that's been the theme. We haven't pitched terribly well in the middle of games and it's been a problem for us. That kind of bit us again
Game two Adam Mott and Scott Coffman were awesome. We struggled throughout the game offensively but the game two starter for them was really good and we did a really good job against him. We hit a lot of balls hard. It was probably one of the best baseball games that's been played in quite a while. Lots of great defensive plays, a lot of balls hit hard and a lot of pretty good pitching as well. To give up the run in the seventh and then to turn around and get one on top of it was pretty important to us and then we got the longest outing of Scott Coffman's career, four and two-thirds of baseball where he was just awesome again. We get the walk off home run out of Zach Voight which ended up being a bit of a two-sided coin because in the celebration afterwards he sprained his ankle and we lost him for an undetermined amount of time. Continue Reading This Post >>