Q: Today's game was your first start since injuring your quadriceps in the third game of the season. How good did it feel to get the start today?
A:It felt good to finally get out there again. I'm getting started back. My quad is fine, all healed up. I've just got to build up some strength. All I can do is get out there and start playing, getting it going, moving around . I felt fine today – a little fatigued. I hadn't really done any running or conditioning in four weeks.
Q: You certainly looked comfortable at the plate – you went 3-5 today and scored a run.
A: I was surprised. Last night, and my first at-bat today, I felt like I was off. I was a little behind on some fastballs. I made some adjustments, and I felt a lot better. I think every at-bat, I did a lot better.
Q: You came in from junior college and were named a starter in your first game. Then, after just three games, you're injured, and you have to sit on the bench and watch as your teammates go on a 13-1 tear. How tough is that?
A:Oh, it's frustrating. A lot of people expected me to play – and I expected me to be out playing every game. To be sidelined like that is frustrating – it really is. You'd like to have at least the start of the season to get going. I'm glad to get through it. I'm glad it's over now.
Q: Other than your injury, you don't seem to have had any problems making the adjustment from junior college (Chipola J. C.) to Division I.
A: It's been a pretty smooth transition. I played in the Panhandle Conference, which is very competitive and very good. We played a lot of good teams, and I know a lot of players have gone on to D-I schools and played. It's not an easy adjustment, but I'm adjusting well.
Q: With that said, how much do you expect things to change this weekend, with the Florida series starting?
A: I expect it. I know Siena is a tough team, but I know Florida is going to bring it up a notch. They're a top-quality D-I school. They're going to be emotionally in the game, and our fans will be in the game. It'll be a different ballgame this week.