Dave McMahon -- The team got good news this week as they received a #7 national seed...
David Perno -- This is very good for the program and it's a tribute on how hard the kids worked all year. Hopefully this will pay dividends on how the team plays on the field.
DM -- And it is great having the regionals at home...
DP -- It is great. We have done very well in past regionals here.
DM -- Your first opponent is Sacred Heart... they come in with a 7-game win streak... what else can you tell me about them?
DP -- We worry more about what we do. If we play hard, we can play with anybody. I expect them to play hard as well.
DM -- Florida State is also in your regional, Mike Martin has won over 1,400 career games... does he ever slow down?
DP -- He is one of the best ever, if not the best ever.
DM -- Are you throwing your normal rotation or mixing it up?
DP -- It's the same. Mickey (Westphal) in Game 1 and then Brooks Brown and so on. They have been struggling, but they are what got us here.
DM -- Except for the Vanderbilt games, the team has been really hitting well...
DP -- We are hitting with a lot of confidence now. Coach Sisson has been doing great and we are now stringing these hits together and scoring a lot of runs.
DM -- They hit well, but (Joey) Side and (Josh) Morris didn't drive a lot of runs, does this show how dangerous your lineup can be?
DP -- We have great balance. We have production everywhere from our 1 through 6 hitters and our 7 through 9 hitters. That is the key.
DM -- Do you remember your first NCAA Tournament as a player?
DP -- I only played in one, back in 1990. The whole format is different, it is a whole lot bigger now.
DM -- Thank you for your time and good luck in the NCAA's.
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