Postgame Quotes

May 2, 2008

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<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Kansas 17, Oklahoma 15

May 2, 2008

Kansas Head Coach Ritch Price

On whether he thought the team would come back or not:

“I actually thought we had a chance to put up double-digits before the thing was over with, the way the field was playing. Obviously, with as cold as it was, both pitchers were having troubles throwing strikes. Not only that, they were setting the table for crooked numbers on both sides. I did feel like we had a chance to get back in it.”

On whether he thought the last fly ball would be a home run:

“I thought it was gone. I can’t believe that ball stayed in the yard; he’s their best offensive player. He hit that ball right on the button. That ball has been gone all night.”

On if the cold or the wind affects the pitching more:

“I think it’s the cold. I think that has a lot more affect. Obviously for feel, when you’re feeling the change-up and your breaking ball. It looked like every guy that walked out there struggled with his command.”

On how this game is important to KU’s standing in the Big 12:

“Well, obviously, it’s one of the greatest comebacks I’ve ever been associated with in my 30 years of coaching. I’m really proud of my guys to be down that far, fight back and then bounce right back and take the lead again. My freshmen, those two guys have really struggled throughout the course of the season and then tonight both guys emerged like the All-State players they were in high school.”

“It’s a huge series; whoever wins this series has a good chance to be in seventh place come Monday. But more importantly than that, we’ve got to keep playing. We had the chance to finally come home in three weeks. We’re swinging bats really well, we’ve just got to pitch better. That’s about as poorly as you can pitch and still win a baseball game.”

On his 200th win at Kansas:

“I’ll tell you what; I’m really honored to be the baseball coach here. I intend to make the most out of the opportunity I’ve been given. It’s one of the toughest jobs in America, but it’s also one of the best jobs in America. We’ve just got to get better. We’re really close to being in the Top-25. My next step is to take us to the final step. Obviously, with the clubhouse being built and the facilities improvements, we’ve come a long way in five years thanks to our administration and our donors.”