bleedCrimson.net: Your thoughts on the weekend sweep of Louisiana Tech?
Kathy Rodolph: Meghan Krieg is just an unbelievable pitcher and I feel like she really gave us a tough time all weekend long and thank goodness we were able to stay after it until we were able to come through.
bc.net: Meghan had given you fits in the first three seasons you'd faced her. How was your approach different and what were you able to do differently this time?
KR: I think that the hitters are a little bit more mature and a lot of it was that the hitters have seen her several times. Cat asked them to try to lay off the rise and make her bring it in the zone. I feel like on Friday night she had a little bit of difficulty locating her rise in the dry air in Las Cruces versus in Louisiana and so I think it was easier for us to lay off of it. I think on Saturday once we got behind, we had to defend that rise and that was a really tough battle.
bc.net: The first inning of the game on Friday night Louisiana Tech gets the bases loaded but they're only able to score one run. How much momentum did that give your team heading into the bottom of the inning?
KR: I feel that all year long we've really had to step up our defense and so we're unfortunately getting used to runners being on. I thought we really came through defensively and that really gave us a lot of momentum going into the bottom of the first inning. Continue Reading This Post >>