"I'm really, really proud of our guys. They keep getting better. I thought we played very, very well. I thought (Daniel) Zamora was as promised. He was unbelievable. He just knows how to pitch and istough-minded."
Getting the double-play in the sixth:
"Gilbert has been unbelievable all year. He's been just like Curt. Curt and Gilbert have been our most valuable players out of the bullpen. Curt got the start because it was such a big game and you want to go with the people you trust the most. We knew he was a good matchup for them. He's had experience starting before."
Logan Ratledge, Sr., SS
On HR on 11th pitch of at-bat:
"Zamora did a great job all day long. He was making all his pitches at all speeds and all spots of the plate. You have to tip your cap to him. Luckily, I had an opposite-field approach and he left one over the plate and I put a good swing on it."
Curt Britt, Jr., RHP
On getting the start:
"The first game is a big one for us and everyone in the tournament. Earlier on I didn't think my fastball command was as sharp as it usually is. I made some big pitches and got me out of some jams. Overall, I figured it out and got some quick outs."
Stony Brook Head Baseball Coach Matt Senk
"Congratulations to NC State; they played a very complete ballgame. I am extremely proud of my players. It was a hard-fought game, and we're disappointed, but we feel going into Saturday we'll come up with a few more timely hits and we'll get back on track and back to our winning ways. Despite today's setback they will be fine moving forward."
On NC State's Curt Britt:
"The second time through the order he did a much better job with mixing in his change-up, and the few breaking balls he threw were good ones and he executed those. No doubt he did a solid job and made some pitches when he needed to. Our hats off to his performance."
Daniel Zamora, So., LHP
"With the Ratledge at-bat it was a really good battle and he won. You have to tip your cap. He got a good ball to hit."