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"We swung the bat today, which we needed to do. We got a great start from freshman Chris Munnelly and that was a big help for us. We kept extending the lead against Oral Roberts, which was important to do because they have such a good offensive team. We are happy to survive this morning from a quick turnaround for us last night, and be playing again."
On concern of getting the bats going after late game last night:
"You are always concerned a little bit when you get back to the hotel late and you have to turn around real quick. We've had to that in the league some when we play a 7 p.m. game and turn around and play 1 p.m. the next day. These are 18-year-old kids and they should be able to handle it. Just feed them and give them a little rest, and it's time to go. You can't be tired this time of the year."
On the wind blowing in:
"It was quite a change. That helps us. I'm surprised we hit a couple of home runs. It's not our M.O. I think it helped us on some of their balls. I was wondering if the wind blew in here, so I was glad it did today."
On what was scary about Oral Robert's offense:
"They've obviously hit a lot of home runs, so our goal was to try to keep the ball in the ballpark and not give up a big inning. That was important to us and I thought Chris did a good job of that, mixing his breaking ball and throwing a lot of strikes early. They have a good offensive team and them not hitting home runs and getting extra base hits was big for us. We just needed to hold them to singles and we had that one big double play and (Greg) Holt had a big strikeout with the bases loaded. We made a couple of good pitches when we needed to.
"My hats off to Oral Roberts. I know they've had a lot of injuries, especially with their pitching staff. It was my first time meeting Rob (Walton) and I was impressed with their team and the way they handled themselves. I like playing against teams where you just play the game. There's not a lot of tipping pitches, not a lot of mouth and just playing the game the way it's supposed to be. That's the kind of game I enjoy playing."
On his home run:
"It was a fastball. I saw it and hit it. I just went up there looking for a good pitch, relaxed and swung the stick."