UNC-OSU-3: Oregon State Quotes

OMAHA, Neb. --- Oregon State coach Pat Casey and players Kevin Gunderson, Jonah Nickerson and Dallas Buck addressd the media following the CWS Championship Game on Monday. Read what they had to say...

OSU coach Pat Casey

Opening statement
"I really don't know what to say. It's an unbelievable feeling. These young men worked their fannies off. I told them at the beginning of the year, if you give 100 percent and never allow your opponent to be tougher than you, we'll win a lot of games."

On the pitching performance
"Jonah [Nickerson] felt like he had a day off with three days of rest instead of two. Spence has done a great job all year long managing the pitching staff. They all wanted to pitch and get in the game. It's appropriate that it went Jonah, Buck and Gundy. I can't tell you how proud I am of them."

On the team
"They're the ones that did it between the white lines. I told our team everything here done outside the white lines is for the fans. When you cross the white lines, it's a baseball game. I told them you can't play under pressure. It's just a game. Get ‘em on, get ‘em over and get ‘em in."

Pitcher Kevin Gunderson

On what he's going to do now
"Go back to the hotel. We'll get on the plane tomorrow and go back to Oregon where it all started. We're going to live it up until we can't live it up no more."

On people not respecting Oregon State
"A lot of people picked us to not win any games and thank you to you. All that matters is that we know in our hearts that we can win."

Pitcher Dallas Buck

On what he was thinking when he entered the game in the 8th inning
"Don't let them score. They had two guys on with no outs so you can't let them score. I can't say I was surprised because I knew I could do it. That fired the team up. It got a little mo on our side."

Pitcher Jonah Nickerson

On getting treatment in the dugout
"I was trying to stay loose. I was a little tight, but it was precautionary. They trust me to go out with everything I have."


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