Postgame Quotes

March 6, 2009

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Postgame Quotes

Kansas 7, Northwestern 3

March 6, 2009

Kansas head coach Ritch Price:

On the comeback win in game one:

“I am really glad that we were able to come back and win because it would have been a devastating loss. Northwestern did a real good job of battling and when they got a four-run lead we knew it would be difficult to come back from that large of a lead in the eighth or ninth inning. Guys were disciplined, we were able to set the table with a few walks in the eighth inning and then I thought (Zac) Elgie came up with a huge hit for us. He was down 0-2 in the count, but fouled off a few balls and kept battling. We preach to our guys that when you get the tying run to the dish you have a chance to do something special and we took advantage of it.”

On freshman Zac Elgie:

“He is making progress for us. Obviously he has tremendous talent. He is a little bit behind and because he of where he grew up he hasn’t seen some of the plus-velocity that some of the guys have that come from warmer states. He is a guy that has a lot of great skills and can really help us as long as we help him continue to develop.”

On Robbie Price’s inside-the-park homerun:

“The guy must have it with his knee or something judging by how far the ball kicked away from him into the corner. When Robbie got half way to third I thought he had it because of how far the ball ran away from the outfielder. I can’t remember that last inside the park homerun I’ve seen here. Hopefully it can get him going because he and (Brian) Heere were our hottest hitters in inter-squad games in February and for us to be good they have to hit. They are the most proven players on our team and part of that is what we are lacking right now. Our proven guys aren’t playing as well as they are capable of.”

On pitcher T.J. Walz:

“He has outstanding stuff. He usually sits at 90-93 mph with his fastball and he has a real good breaking ball as well. There are times when he gets behind in the count and he has to throw the ball in the middle of the plate and they time him pretty well. In the fifth inning he threw 31 pitches and instead of going seven innings he can only throw five. Those are the types of things that we are continuing to work on with him to try and get him over the hump because he has too good of stuff to not have more wins.”