Postgame Quotes

May 31, 2009

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Postgame Quotes

North Carolina 12, Kansas 1

May 31, 2009 – NCAA Regionals

Kansas Head Coach Ritch Price
Opening Statement
“My compliments to North Carolina. Certainly they deserve to be a national seed. I’d also like to congratulate their administration for running a first-class regional. This is the best regional I’ve ever played in.”

On the future of the program
“I think we’re obviously excited about getting to the championship game. I don’t even know how many teams actually played for the championship in a regional today. It’s a big step forward for us obviously, and I think it’s one of those things where we’re still trying to grow and mature as a team, and I think we’ll be better for
the experience a year from now and in the future that we were able to get to the championship game today.”

Sophomore Tony Thompson
On looking to the future
“It means a lot to us. We’re looking forward now, we’re going to have a great program building. I think we put Kansas Baseball on the map with what we’ve done this year. We have a really good young team and we have a lot of guys coming back, so we’re pretty excited for next season too.”

On Adam Warren
“I think he really spotted up nice. He has pretty good velocity too, and he was painting corners all day. He was getting ahead with the fastball, and he was using his off-speed after his fastball, so he was using everything pretty effectively. He kept us in check most of the day, and hat off to him. He was a fantastic pitcher, one of the best we’ve seen all year.”

Junior Travis Blankenship
On his plan for the game
“The plan is to just get ahead of every hitter. When you fall behind plus a powerful offense like North Carolina has, you can’t fall behind because you’re just going to get hurt when you do. Hats off to them. They’re a great hitting team, and one of the best-hitting teams we’ve faced all year.”