Oregon-BYU NCAA Regional Final Quotes


Mike White, Oregon Head Coach

On the fans’ effect on team

“That energy we can feel it in the dugout. We use it as an eleventh player, if you will.”

On BYU pitcher Tori Almond

“We were having trouble adjusting to her change of pace. I think she threw more [change of pace pitches] than we’d seen all year. “

On the possibility of hosting next week’s Super-Regional
“We’re rooting for Auburn or Northwestern right now. It’d be nice to host another series at home.”

On being the only Regional completed Saturday

“It exciting to be done one day earlier. To sit back and watch everyone else fight for it.”

 

Jessica Moore, Oregon, Jr., P

On advancing to third consecutive Super Regional

“This year we’re rolling into it better than before. Some of us have been to Super Regionals the past two years. We’re going to show up and expect to win. We’re not just going to be happy to be there.”

 

BYU Head Coach Gordon Eakin

On Oregon’s big fifth inning

“In that inning the breaks went their way, and they took advantage of them. If a ball bounces a different way and we get a break, it’s a different ballgame.”

On facing Oregon pitcher Jessica Moore

“You don’t want to be down to her or her defense. She’s an All-American type pitcher."