"We scored some runs. The kid pitching for them had a very effective changeup; a two-seam run on it that made it real tough on our hitters. We really didn't generate much offense until the middle part of the ball game. The first three runs were not due to many well hit balls.
"Gant pitched well, although I don't think Tennessee Tech is a very great offensive club. He did what you had to do after we got a little lead, he pumped some strikes in there.
"I think they throw their ace, Edwards, (Sunday). We need to see some good pitching before South Alabama comes in Tuesday and Wednesday and the (Southern Cal) Trojans come in next weekend."
Jeffrey Rea did a good job in the leadoff spot today.
"Yeah, he is a good hitter. I'm anxious to see how he does over the season and how he does against the (SEC teams)."
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