NCAA Regional Day 1 Coach/Player Quotes
Eugene Regional - Thursday, May 17, 2012

 

Jessica Dugas, Sr., CF, BYU

On overall game…

“We just wanted to start off hot, like we did. We tried not to let the fact that they tied the game up get to us, we just wanted to focus on our game and win. It was a good game.”

 

On winning streak heading into the NCAA Tournament…

“It was really nice to rack up all those wins in a row, it gave us a sense of confidence coming here, hopefully it’ll carry throughout our time playing.”

 

Shelbi Everett, Fr., C, BYU

On game winning at bat…

“I had the count I wanted and I just stayed back on the ball and drove it. I actually thought it was going to be a home run. In my mind there was no doubt that it was fair, I knew that I had a chance to be the game winning hit.”

 

BYU Head Coach Gordon Eakin

On Shelbi Everett’s game winning hit…

“Most of the time I am trying to find someone to pinch hit for Shelbi in this situation, but she portrayed a sense of confidence that I couldn’t bet against her in this time. She proved me right, I am thankful for that.”

 

On late inning games…

“We aren’t strangers to extra inning this season, I think that played into our favor big time today. I am happy with today’s outcome, but it is time to move ahead and prepare for whoever we have to play tomorrow.”

 

Mississippi State Head Coach Vann Steudeman

On traveling to Oregon for the NCAA Tournament...

"Today may not have turned out the way that we wanted it to, but nonetheless Oregon is hosting one heck of a tournament and it sure is beautiful weather today. We have to come out better tomorrow, that's for sure."

 

 

Oregon Head Coach Mike White

On six-run first inning

“Obviously it was huge. Getting a six run lead and shutting them out. We made the most of our opportunities. It set the tone for the rest of the game.”

On team’s mindset entering regionals

“I think we’re more relaxed [than in past years]. In the past, we’ve gone out and waited for things to happen. This time we didn’t let opportunities go by, we seized the moment.”


Jessica Moore, Jr., P, Oregon

On six-run first inning

“We stuck to our plan and we're able to jump on top of them early."

On feeling under the weather

“Energy-wise I wasn’t quite the same. I didn’t have as much in me, but I just went out and tried to hit my spots.”

On the Howe Field atmosphere

“It was really nice to see a full crowd, especially with those bleachers behind the outfield. That was big turning point for us too: that we did feel them. It might’ve been a totally different story if we put those [outfield bleachers] up and nobody showed up.”

On Portland State fan contingency

“They were really loud at the beginning of the game. I told the girls before we huddled, “Let’s silence them, it’s our house.’”