bleedCrimson.net: Last night's game, the 4th inning again proved to be an important inning for your team.
Rocky Ward: Yeah, I kind of liked it the old way when the 7th and 8th innings were the innings. When you do it in the 4th you've got to finish the rest of the game and there's a long ways to go! Yeah, it was one of those games, it didn't surprise me. [Kyle] Bellows got a key base hit early, he'd just been annihilating the ball the entire tournament and we'd been doing everything we could to get him out and he barreled up five and only got one hit on the night and that made a big difference. He hit a lot of stuff hard at guys. But they kind of started off again like they did at our place. They went out, put the ball in play, everything seemed to be landing> We managed to survive a couple big innings where we just made a good play or they actually hit a ball at somebody and we just stayed in the game. They were up 4-0 and we're being no-hit. In the top of the 4th we've got no hits and had only had one runner on. Then we got the breakthrough and bam, bam, bam. Marquez got the base hit to break the seal and then Aguirre had a bases loaded doubled in that inning to tie it. We put together a real quality inning with five or six quality at bats to get it tied. You're going, okay, there's the momentum switch. We got it, San Jose had played us for four games and got to play on the top side, they had everything go their way, every time they needed a hit they got it, whether it was a 35 hopper through the left side or a double to the wall, it didn't matter what they did, they managed to get hits. Continue Reading This Post >>