Post Game Quotes
May 22, 2011
Louisiana-Lafayette postgame quotes
Co-Head Coach Stefini Lotief
On UH's Haley Outon's two homeruns: We had played them the day before, and we handled her then. It's exactly as Ashley said, Outon hit two different pitches. She just had a good day.
On UH's Amanda Crabtree's pitching: She's a good pitcher. I think that she did a good job in the circle. We saw her twice and she just kept pounding it in there. We have a very good hitting team, and I'm proud of the way they hit throughout the whole year. Crabtree just did a good job today.
On the team's performance: We have had girls who have been injured and come back from those injuries. We've had torn ACL's, broken legs, broken wrists and much more. This team has had to overcome a lot. I couldn't be more proud of their effort.
Junior P Ashley Brignac
Senior 1B Gabriele Bridges
On UH's Amanda Crabtree's pitching: She threw a lot of balls at the beginning, so we tried to lay off of those. It was working towards the end of the game. We made our adjustments late, but we should have made those sooner. If we had made adjustments earlier on maybe something different would have happened.
On her emotions as a senior: There's no way to express the way I feel right now. It's like a hole in your stomach. But I've fought for four years and put in my time, and I couldn't ask for anything else from this team. I appreciate everything that my coaches have done for me. I would've liked to have gone to the (College) World Series my senior year, but everything happens for a reason. I know these girls are going to come back so much stronger from it next year.
Houston postgame quotes
Head Coach Kyla Holas
On Amanda Crabtree's pitching: I think she did a really good job. We had to work through some hard innings, and I think she did a great job of that today. I told her that I wanted her to finish this for her as a senior. I was glad that she was able to want that as much as I did for her and take control and finish the game.
Senior P Amanda Crabtree
On pitching against Louisiana-Lafayette: They are an offensive team and made me work hard. I have to give them credit. They did a great job of battling, but I think that I did a better job this game of making the adjustments early, which is something I did not to the first time we played.
Freshman C Haley Outon
On her two homeruns: Well, Friday they pitched me inside, and that's what I was expecting. After my second at bat I struck out on a high pitch, so I was expecting inside again and that's what I got.
On her emotions: It was nerve-racking just because I'm home and starting as a freshman. Amanda asked me before the game if I was nervous, and at first I told her no. Then she asked me again and I admitted I was a little nervous. I got the jitters out in the first game of the tournament and kept improving from there.
Junior LF Melissa Gregson
On winning the Regional: This is something we talked about at the beginning of the season. We've had our problems in the beginning, but towards the end of the season we've really come together as a team. We're all ecstatic right now to be going to the super regional, and I couldn't be more proud of our team.