bleedCrimson.net: Your thoughts on the series sweep against Louisiana Tech?
Rocky Ward: We didn't start out very well. We started out down 8-3 in the first game and found a way to score late and get another great middle/late relief, in this case from D.J. Simon. He kept them there outside of a two-run home late which was meaningless to hold for an 11-10 win. That was kind of the tough game.
La. Tech's really got a great offense. To be honest, La. Tech's offense was better than ours. Now I think ours at full strength is better than theirs. They were pretty dangerous. We gave up our share of runs this weekend but I really thought our pitching staff did a real quality job against a bunch of bombers. They've got a murderer's row of guys. Threlkeld is a really good athlete, he's got oppo pop, he fits our yard really well. Davon Dageford is really a good bad slider hitter. The only way you can get him out is throwing him the breaking ball but if you throw him the breaking ball and you hang it up a little bit he hits it out. If you don't get it right you're in trouble. Finally we said forget it and started throwing him fastballs in and he kept pelting them to left for singles. That was fine with us. When we got done with the series, at the end of every series you do the nominations for WAC Player of the Week and so you go look at your stats and kind of choose who it should be. We had a bunch of guys with good numbers, Leo won it and obviously deserved it but Dageford's numbers weren't much different from his. Continue Reading This Post >>