Postgame quotes: Game 4 of NCAA Baseball Austin Regional
May 31, 2009
On what this win brings the team: What I hope comes from this win is another level of confidence that the players have earned. I hope they can build off the spirit that they showed tonight and the courage that they showed tonight. I hope this enriches their confidence, because to win the National Championship, you have to continue to develop not only your physical game but your mental game. Tonight can go a long way to establish a new level of confidence and togetherness that the players have already shown.
On having to face adversity being the visitor team: I think the adversity was on our side. We had more missed opportunities. We had twenty hits. We had runners in scoring position, and we kept making the final out instead of making the hit that would have scored the run. When you keep doing that, it's extremely depressing, especially when you're the visitor. So for the team to have the spirit and have such a high energy level throughout the game was an exceptional commitment to winning the game.
On the resilience of Austin Wood: In the dugout, Skip [Johnson] and I were talking about him and whether he should come out or stay in. He (Wood) walked by both of us and said, "I'm not coming out of this game."
Texas RHP Austin Dicharry
Texas LHP Austin Wood
On toughing out a win tonight: Every inning we believed in ourselves the whole time. We never doubted that we weren't going to win that game, and we won. We're 2-0 instead of 1-1, and that's a better position. We're exactly where we wanted to be.
Texas 2B Travis Tucker
On the respect Boston College had for Austin Wood's performance: I've never seen a guy on second base who said, "Wow, thank goodness he's out." I've never heard that from an opposing team before.
On turning around and playing Army tomorrow at noon: As Bill Belichick would say, it is what it is. We've just got to turn it around. We've got a good pitcher to start that game tomorrow, so hopefully we can tee it up again at six o'clock. Certainly Army is a formidable opponent. We're going to have to sleep fast and see if we can't get it done.
Boston College DH/LHP Mike Belfiore