June 6, 2005
Waco, Texas -
TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle
"There aren't too many situations where until the eighth inning we were out-hitting our opponent in both games and we had lost one and we were losing another. It's a combination of not throwing strikes enough in the first game and over the course of both games not doing a good job of managing the run game, which has been a moderate weakness for us all year but not one that was exploited to the point it was today by Baylor and Stanford. I thought our guys battled and we had the table set all day long, we just couldn't get a ball to fall or couldn't get a big hit. Certainly (Stanford pitcher Mark) Manship came in and did a great job of shutting down the inning with first and third with nobody out. It was a disappointing end to an outstanding season."
On playing back-to-back games today
"It's asking a lot of anybody to come back out there in that heat, between the first base dugout at Tulane and the first base dugout at Baylor on a day like this it has got to be the hottest place on earth until that sun goes down."
TCU second baseman Chad Huffman
"Baseball is a funny game. Matt (Carpenter) has been coming up with some big hits lately during the past couple days and for some reason today just wasn't our day. Stanford pitched well and so did Baylor."
Stanford head coach Mark Marquess
On the difference in tonight's game
"This was a big win for us. I thought we played one of the better offensive games that we have had in a couple of weeks. We had a good one last week at USC but under the circumstances this was a big offensive night for us against a quality team. I was pleased after a long day, especially after the changes they made. It was difficult to play two games in one day. It was tough for them, tougher for them then us, but it was a good game. A good college game but obviously I was very pleased with our offense."
"We were fortunate that we had a couple of big hits in big spots. We stole a couple of bases, they made a couple of errors, they gave as an extra out which helped. Unfortunately we recently never took advantage of it, but tonight we did. We also played good defense, we turned a double play, that was a big play. It didn't seem that way now with the score, but I think at that time it was a big play, and it made a world of difference."
Stanford third baseman Adam Sorgi
On his two-RBI double in the bottom of the sixth inning
"I was looking for a pitch. It was 3-1 and I knew it was a big spot and Ryan Seawall came up with a big hit before that and that was really key for us. It got the momentum going. I was looking for a certain pitch and I got my hands through on it and drove it for a hit."
On playing two games today
"The humidity really helps you warm back up, so it wasn't a matter of getting cold and then having to warm back up. We jump right back into things. It didn't really feel like we had a double-header today. It just kind of felt like we had the night game tonight and I don't think any of us were tired. And I think we're ready to go tomorrow and I hope Baylor is ready too and I'm sure they are."
Stanford pitcher Matt Manship
On throwing in two games today
"I knew I was going to have to throw again today and basically prepare accordingly in the off time and before the game. And I will have to do the same tomorrow."