bleedCrimson.net: Your thoughts on the series with Sacramento State?
Rocky Ward: Overall we had great pitching, played solid defense. We didn't play terribly well offensively. We had key basehits, we pretty much got a hit every time we had to have one. Not that we didn't leave our share of guys on base, but we just didn't annihilate the ball like we had been doing. Their pitching staff was okay and they played pretty good defense.
We had some guys that had just backed off of pretty hot runs in Aguayo, Perkins, Shaver and Aguirre had just been on fire for weeks and they kind of all backed up a little bit to normalcy but they each still had key basehits when they were needed. It was kind of one of those weekends where we pitched really well. We played okay defense. We put a couple games in jeopardy because we didn't turn the double play and didn't make a play. Stuff that doesn't show up in the stat sheet, not necessarily errors. We're still a pretty unique ballclub in that we haven't made very many errors that have cost us. We've either played around them or they've come at a time where the game was already in hand.
It was a pretty fortunate weekend and you've got to have a pretty fortunate weekend to sweep anybody, it's hard to do. We got great starting pitching and for gosh sake, we got six or seven strong out of each of our starters and we were pretty much use Coffman and Anderson to setup and close the games and Heredia to bridge a couple games and Reyes to bridge a game. From a pitching standpoint we didn't get pressured too much. We got good starting pitching for the first time this year. Continue Reading This Post >>