bleedCrimson.net will be conducting weekly in season interviews with Aggie head baseball coach Rocky Ward as the Aggies take aim at a conference championship and a trip to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2003. This week we talked with Coach Ward about past two weekends of play in which the Aggies compiled an 8-1 record including a 5-0 road record. We also chatted about the upcoming conference opening series against Sacramento State as well as his thoughts on the team's ranking.
bleedCrimson.net: Your thoughts on the past two weeks, you picked up a series victory over San Francisco winning three out of four games and then swept your five game road trip in Texas against UT-Brownsville and UT-Pan American.
Rocky Ward: We played pretty well in the San Francisco series. We kind of established the fact in that series that we can play from the front and from the back and that's good thing to get done. The two games at Brownsville were overmatches which we kind of expected but the people down there treated us with excitement and it was a fun thing for the kids to see that part of the country. We won the first one pretty big and then the second game [Justin] Cooper gets his first starts, walks a guy, hits a guy, gives up a three run home run and all of the sudden they jump on top. We struggled a little bit, didn't drive in runs, left some people on base but eventually won it going away a little bit. It's good and it's still good to have challenges. Continue Reading This Post >>