Postgame Quotes

May 30, 2009

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Postgame Quotes

Kansas 16, Dartmouth 0

May 30, 2009 – NCAA Regional

Kansas Head Coach Ritch Price:
Opening Statement:
“My compliments to Shaeffer Hall. I think when you start the first day of the season and you throw a no-hitter and then you pitch the final day of the season, in what may be your final start before the professional draft, and throw another shutout, it’s really special. I think after we got beat up yesterday on the mound, especially when you need to turn you team around, you start with the starting pitcher. And he was really special today.”

On the Possibility of Playing a Double-Header on Sunday:
“We’ll try to put a plan together that gives us a chance obviously to win a double-header. We may mix and match it a little bit. I’ve done that in the past and have had some success with it.”

Junior pitcher Shaeffer Hall
On His Performance:
“I was just able to throw all three pitches for strikes and get ahead of the hitters. I knew I got into some long counts there in the first inning, but I was able to get those hitters out. I was able to throw my change-up effectively and kind of get those hitters off balance. And also, my pitch count was down so I was able to kind of get some quick innings and I think that let me go throughout the game.”

On Pitching a Complete Game
“We had to. With some upcoming games, I had to go deep. Coach [Ryan] Graves told me before the game ‘We need eight out of you.’ And I just focused on one inning at a time and I was able to go deep and finish the game off.”

Freshman first baseman Zac Elgie
On Hitting a Grand Slam:
“I’m just really excited. I mean especially to get in there and get an opportunity to play and try to contribute to the team. I just kind of go up there and I just kind of go through the approach that our coaches have told us throughout the season and stick with it. I got ahead in the count and was just waiting on a fastball strike, and I got a fastball and put a good swing on it.”