Postgame Quotes

March 28, 2010


Postgame Quotes

Kansas 12, Baylor 6 (14 innings)

March 28, 2010 – Waco, Texas

Kansas Head Coach Ritch Price:

On the effort by the KU bullpen:

“We knew we were in trouble (after Baylor scored six runs in the third inning). The only way we were going to get back into it was if we could get the bleeding stopped. (Freshman) Tanner Poppe came in and was absolutely fabulous. I couldn’t be more pleased with his performance. He set the tone for the rest of the bullpen. That might be the greatest performance by one of my bullpens in my entire coaching career.”

On the pitching of Brett Bochy:

“He is absolutely special. He’s one of the best pitchers in America, and it was an absolutely fabulous performance by him today. We really didn’t know if we could get more than two innings out of him today, because he had pitched two innings Friday. One of the things he did was get a lot of first-pitch outs. He wasn’t running deep into counts. It made his six-inning performance feel more like two or three innings.”

On the impact of the game on KU’s season:

“It can be a huge momentum swing for us. This is the first time we’ve gone to Waco and won a series since we’ve been in the Big 12. To have fought through the adversity that we did and found a way to win the two games that we did is huge. Obviously we got three starting pitching performances that weren’t very good. Our bullpen picked us up twice. Hopefully it’s something we can build off of.”