Postgame Quotes

April 2, 2010


Postgame Quotes

Texas A&M 6, Kansas 4

April 2, 2010 – Lawrence, Kan.

Kansas senior second baseman Robby Price

On how it feels to have a 12-game hitting streak:

“It feels alright, but it’s a little depressing right now after that game. We competed really well today and just battled them. They just played really well too. We just couldn’t get it done when it was all said and done.”

On his thoughts on the game:

“I think it was just two good teams going at it. They’re running out good arms and we’re running out good arms. They’re pretty deep in the pen, so when they brought in their closer (John Stilson) it wasn’t even a step down (from starting pitcher Ross Stripling) really. We’ve just got to grind it and keep grinding and hopefully get after them again tomorrow.”

On what the team needs to do to shake off the loss:

“I think we’ve just got to get into it a little earlier in the game. You look at all the wins (like at Baylor) and we put up runs in the first couple of innings and today we just kind of scraped one across and then one across in the sixth and then left too much lay in the game to recover. We just need to battle and keep grinding it out, starting from the beginning.”

Kansas head coach Ritch Price

On if he thought they let the starting pitcher off the hook after scoring early:

“I thought we had some bad at bats early in the game and then late in the game, I thought we had some bad at-bats against (Texas A&M closer John Stilson) the first couple innings he was out there. But we did a better job of working counts as the game went on against him. Certainly, you don’t see a guy throwing 95-96 (mph) very often that has that good of a breaking ball. But you still have to stay within your plan and try to approach your at bats in a professional manner.”

On if he was encouraged with the ninth inning rally:

“We’re down 6-2 and that’s what you preach to your club: if you can get the tying run to the plate in the eighth or ninth inning, you did a really good job of battling back. That’s the only way you get a chance for someone to do something special: to get the tying run to the plate. It’s part of the learning process and it’s part of coming to play every game and playing all 27 outs too.”