UNC-UL: Cardinals Postgame Quotes w/Audio

OMAHA, Neb. --- Louisville coach Dan McDonnell, second baseman Logan Johnson and shortstop Chris Cates spoke to reporters after the game. Read and listen to what they had to say…

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Opening remarks –

First of all, congratulations to North Carolina. They are a very good team. You don't really prepare for a season-ending speech when things are going so well for you. What a great season for the University of Louisville. This team will go down in history as one of the greatest baseball teams in Louisville history. What a special season we have had. I told them that the season is going to end and you want it to end in Omaha.

On managing just three hits -

You realize anything can happen when you lose the first game 15-10. It was a tough day on the hitters. We had a couple of balls hit hard but they just weren't going out for us. I credit UNC for getting it done today.

On the accomplishments of this year's team -

We thought we were very talented. They worked so hard all year long. They did everything we asked them to. This is a group of achievers. It wouldn't shock me if a few of them continue to play ball for a long time.


On Louisville's lack of offense -

Just because the wind was blowing in doesn't mean it's not going to be a big day on offense. The North Carolina pitchers got it done today. We had a lot of line drives but we just couldn't get anything to fall our way.


On the end of the season -

I have mixed emotions right now. It's been a great season and I'm just glad to make here (Omaha). Like Coach said, this is a team that will go down in Louisville history. I am just glad to be a part of it.

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