Thursday Pre-Regional press conference quotes: Rider
June 3, 2010
Head coach Barry Davis
On playing in front of a large crowd at MAAC Tournament and facing a large crowd at Texas: There has to be something you can take from it. The game was an ESPN game, and you certainly could feel the atmosphere when you were there.
On Rider's success late in the season: We continued to work at what we were doing. We had a good weekend against Sienna and swept them, and it kind of spring boarded us.
On difference of momentum between Rider and Texas: Apples and oranges, maybe. Our goal, again, is to play the best we can play every day we go out.
On how many players are still around from 2008 Regional team: I know our whole infield that year were all freshmen, and they're all juniors now. The two gentlemen here with me today actually were not starters. Mike (Thomas) pitched in the bullpen and A.J. (Albee) was a late defensive replacement.
Junior P Mike Thomas
On what he took away from his Regional experience: It was a big crowd, so it was the first time that I really pitched in front of a lot of people like that. I noticed that once you're out there pitching, it's just like any other game.
Junior 2B A.J. Albee
On beginning the season with 18 road games: Being on the road with the guys helps the team come together. It's tough to play at home that early in the season (due to weather), so we don't make that big of a deal out of it.