We need to play better. There's no doubt about that. Anybody's capable of beating anybody in this conference. I think sometimes people don't believe that, but it's very true.
Moorehead pitched good and did a good job of keeping them off balance. He got some double play balls for us to get out of some jams.
He did a good job of locating his fastball and mixing up his curveball and changeup. He threw them both for strikes. It was the best he's pitched for us all year.
He wasn't overpowering but he changed speeds. We didn't do a good job of adjusting to him. We did late in the game, but we hit into three double plays, which really kept us from getting any momentum.
He was pretty sharp, especially early on. It's not easy to pitch with a real big lead like that.
He was pretty good. He threw a three-hitter and didn't have much more than his fastball. He did a good job of locating it and he made the pitches when he needed.
This was a good win for us. Porterville was (ranked) fourth in the region, and to go in there and get a win was good for us.
We couldn't get that one hit all game. It seemed like we had runners in scoring position in every inning. We couldn't get that hit to break the game open.
We played more like we did earlier in conference play. We did a good job of executing on offense. We moved guys around and got them in. It was good to see.
We had kind of gone flat. But then they opened the door for us, and gave us a chance.
Travis and Tommy are the two experienced guys we've got that had over 100 at-bats. So really, they're leaders for us on the field, in the dugout and in the clubhouse.
We needed somebody to get the hit. They weren't going to let Bone beat them. It's going to fall on those guys hitting after Bone all season. This is just one of 28 league games. We have 27 more, this is what the big games are like.
We are obviously doing something to get guys on base. We're just not doing those things when we have guys on base.
The question was who was going to give the game away at the end. We gave them almost (all) of their runs and they gave us almost all of ours. It was nice to win, but it wasn't pretty.
When you get behind like that you just hope you can get in a position where you have a chance to win it. We did that, but they pitched better than we did, and that was the difference in the game.
That's what makes it fun. You have guys with ability and guys with promise, and you try developing that potential.
They had some big hits. In fact, I think at one point they had six hits in a row.
They definitely gave us a lot of opportunities, but we did a good job taking advantage of those opportunities.
The games are what they are. They've been close games. You just try to do what you have to do to win. It's a good sign when you're able to win close games.