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The only run he (Kirby) gave up was unearned. Kirby did well.
We're not being productive with runners on base. That's the bottom line. When we get runners on base, no one is stepping up and making the big hit for us. That's what you've got to do in close games.
(Burks) kept it low and made us hit it on the ground. During the game, we just didn't come through. That's what you have to do in close games. You are not going to have a lot of opportunities and those that you do have, somebody has got to come through.
He made us hit the ball. He kept it low and made us hit it on the ground. For the most part, he stayed ahead of us.
We may tweak things a little bit. When we get runners on base, we have to get them around to score. We will do what ever it takes.
I think we could have hit the ball a little better. That is something we can work on.
Our pitchers are really young; we've got a young team. It's the Dan and Don (Lisi) show.
I thought Neely would be the designated hitter but he has worked himself into a starting position. Neely is one of our best defensive players in the infield.
I thought Lee Hall hit the ball well. But outside of that, we were just here and there. We couldn't get good hits when we needed them.
We have a lot of options in the infield.
We were hitting the ball and making contact, but we just weren't able to put anything together after that. There's not much else to say about that.
We are just daring people to try and go to third and home on Daniel. We need to have Daniel on the field at all times.
To be a senior on our team, you need to be a leader or a starter. A lot of people don't know about Clint and he is an unknown to everybody except the people on our team. Second base is solid with Clint.
We were a little sluggish. We had different ones (hitters) come through for us. We had some hits with people on base and that is what you want to do. Big hits when we needed them.
We petered out after that. We didn't do anything after that.
We really didn't do much at the plate. Our hits were spread out and nothing together. Alma had runners aboard every inning. We had a hard time getting that first batter out.
There comes a time when you need to sweep (doubleheaders) in order to get into the state tournament. This stretch of games will probably determine if we go to the state tournament or not.
We had some things going early but couldn't capitalize. Those last three runs proved really important because it really gave us some distance.
We want to give as many pitchers as possible the opportunity to pitch.
We feel like we are farther ahead defensively than we ever have been. We have been outside every day except for two since January. With that comes a lot of field experience.
There's still next week to go. That's what it amounts to at this point for the fourth place.
They are all big. We just have to play with what we have and see what happens.
Some days this spring, our two through four pitchers have looked great. But other days, our two through fours haven't looked that great. But I'm confident in their abilities.
(Cody) didn't run the bases really well, but we we'll take what he did at the plate and what he did on defense any day. That was a good trade off.
It was the best first inning in several games. That set the tempo for sure. That was big to get that big of a lead.
It was a nail-bitter until he (Golden) came in.
Daniel threw the ball well and had a good effort. I was also real pleased with the way we hit the ball. We had a lot of timely hits. We were a lot more productive with runners on base and we played solid defense and made plays.
Daniel has a very good arm. You are looking at someone that got beat 3-2 in the state tournament by the state champion.
Don Lisi, this was his day today. (Lisi) kept them off balance and didn't give up big hits. I couldn't be any prouder of him.
Don Lisi has become quite a good pitcher. Teams haven't scored much on him and he's got good command of his pitches. He can throw multiple pitches for strikes.
That's a credit to our players for coming back the way they did. Away from home, after getting beat the first game, to come back and win that second game on the road, that's pretty big.
For the first time, every senior will be a starter. The 2006 edition of the Rogers High baseball team is just like a litter of pups. We are young but they want to learn and they have been fun to be around.