TCU vs. Stanford - Postgame Quotes




June 4, 2005

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TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle
On today's win
"I told our club going into the weekend I thought the key to the weekend for us was going to be the way we play defense. When the talent level becomes equal like it does in the NCAA tournament, I think more games are lost than they are won and Lance certainly had enough stuff and threw enough strikes. I thought we played really good defense behind him and we got a little lift there in the first inning and we were able to keep the lead."

TCU pitcher Lance Broadway
On his performance
"I wouldn't say I had great stuff today. I fell behind, kind of battled, but like I said, our defense was able to pick me up on many at-bats."

On getting the early lead
"It helps. It helps especially against a team like Stanford, their guy is a competitor and he's got great stuff on the mound so we jumped out early in the game. It definitely wasn't expected but it makes it easier as a pitcher to know that you don't have to go out there and strike everybody out. You can challenge hitters and get away with a little more mistakes and let your defense work for you in a situation like that."

Stanford head coach Mark Marquess
On today's game
"It was a tough game for us, we just gave them too much in the first inning and when you're facing a pitcher the caliber of Broadway it's difficult to give them three runs in the first inning and we just couldn't come back from that."

On Lance Broadway
"We didn't hit that many balls very hard and that's a credit to him. He did a good job. He changed speeds and his control was good in the strike zone and obviously his curve ball is outstanding."

Stanford Pitcher Jeff Gilmore
On playing TCU
"They have a lot of good hitters that move up on the plate and I was throwing some good change ups away from them. There were some pitches there where I knew I had to come in with a fastball and it got a little bit away from me and, as I said, they were up on the plate and they got hit. They got those three base runners and that big ground ball base hit to score two guys there and I give them a lot of credit for winning that spot. That was pretty much the game even though we didn't know it at that point, that was the game right there with the way that Broadway was pitching."

 

 

On his perfomance in the first inning
"I never felt like I was inconsistent, I average about two walks per nine innings. I think that my command is by far my most valuable assest as a pitcher. As I said those pitches were not wild, they were up in the plate and they happened to hit them. I had a plan to go inside and unfortunately it hit them, so I had to move on. There was a home run hit, there was a double hit down the line, those were the two balls that were hit well, and the others weren't, not to take away credit from them, but I felt like I could control the game and past that first inning I made some good pitches, kept them off balance and for the most part kept our team in the game."


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