Oregon Postgame Quotes (Oregon vs. BYU)

Oregon Head Coach Mike White
On the win…
“It’s a great start for us. The ladies have the rest of the day off, then will come out at 5pm and watch who we play tomorrow.”

On who he would like to play against...
“They are all pretty much the same, they are all pretty deep in their pitching. It’s all a matter of us sticking with our game plan, whatever we decide to do and then executing it. “

On today’s game…
“We executed very well today and got some opportunities early and got some hits. We had a few bum plays and a couple snafus though”

Junior RHP Jessica Moore
On how she felt today…
“I felt a little stronger this morning when I woke up than I was last night.“

“A couple walks and a couple hits is how an inning can get out of hand, but I have to do my best to cut down on that. It’s something that I mentally need to fix. Coach (Mike) White and Coach (Lisa) Dodd didn’t say anything to me about it. They know that I know that it’s something I need to fix.”

Mississippi State Postgame Quotes (MSU vs. PSU)

Senior Catcher Kaili Smith
On getting here…
“It’s been amazing. Once Vann (Stuedeman) took a step on this campus it’s been all positive from her. We couldn’t have done this without her, we have come so far. I’m so proud of my team and to be a Mississippi State Bulldog.”

Mississippi State Head Coach Vann Stuedeman

On playing PSU…
“They were a feisty group and were very strong competition. My hats go off to them and I wish them luck.”

On the NCAA Regional…
“Everybody in Eugene is really nice, everybody did a great job. I have never been here, and it was a really nice surprise. It was a first class tournament.”

On the experience this provides…
“The experience is vast, it’s very helpful for our two junior pitchers who have never pitched in a Regional game before. Experience is vital and this experience will help us finish games in the future.”

On the NCAA selection…
“I think the NCAA selection committee did a great job. The 64 teams were very well selected and it’s going to be a great tournament from here on out.”

Portland State vs. BYU Postgame Quotes

BYU Head Coach Gordon Eakin
On the win…
“It feels nice to get back on the winning track against a really great Portland State team. Their pitcher Bertrand looked good, and we needed Almond to be better than her to have a shot, and she pitched great.”

On the difference between the first and second game of the day…
“Both quality teams, (Anna) Bertrand threw a really good great and they played great defense. The difference is you can’t get away with making mistakes against a team like Oregon.” 

On playing Oregon…

“We know we can beat them, we just need to focus on ourselves and go pitch by pitch.”

Sophomore RHP Tori Almond
On pitching this game…
“This was just like every other game, I just needed to go out there and fight.”

Senior CF Jessica Dugas
On extending their season…
“It’s a great feeling. I want to be a leader out there and lead by example. We fought as a team to get to the next game, it’s a great feeling.”


PSU Head Coach Tobin Echo-Hawk
On the day…
“I’m really proud of my team, they did a great job. I’m proud of Anna (Bertrand), she showed what she had inside and showed the dominating pitcher she has been all year.”

On the team this year…
“They battled a little adversity all year and I told them out of all the teams I have coached, I am the most proud of this team. They are so strong and resilient and I’m touched by how well they all get along.”

Junior RHP Anna Bertrand
On the day…
“I think the most important thing is that the seniors really contributed and we are sad to see them go. They really made their last game count.”