Postgame Quotes: Ole Miss vs. Jacksonville State

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May 31, 2014

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2014 NCAA Baseball Tournament – Oxford Regional
Ole Miss 12, Jacksonville State 2
Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field – Oxford, Miss.
May 31, 2014

Ole Miss vs. Jacksonville State Postgame Quotes Get Acrobat Reader

Ole Miss Head Coach Mike Bianco

Opening statement …
“We played very well tonight. I’m really proud of the way we came out; it was very business-like. One of the goals was to be locked in to this moment and play this game. Chris (Ellis) was terrific. A complete game was something we needed with the shortened regional to try to save the bullpen. One of the keys when you play at home is score early and get the crowd into it. We had a big first inning with several key at bats, none bigger than Sikes (Orvis)’s big double that ignited us as a team and got the crowd into it.”

On Washington …
“They are obviously very good. They are well-coached and put a lot of pressure on you. Their guy today, (Tyler) Davis, was tremendous and made it look easy. You can see why they came in second in one of the best baseball conferences in the country.”

On Chris Ellis
“He was tremendous and looked strong. I blame myself (in first inning) because we went with a couple changeups to the three-four guys. Usually his changeup is good, but adrenaline-wise they were a little hard and up. After that, he really locked in. It was the best fastball-curveball combo he’s had in quite some time. I’m proud of him. After we got the lead, that’s the hope. You would like your guy to finish if he can so you can save the bullpen.”

Ole Miss Student-Athletes

#10, Chris Ellis, P
On his performance …
“After the first inning, I was disappointed I gave up a run. There’s nothing bigger when you give up a run in the early innings and the offense puts up five runs right after that. There’s no better feeling than having guys like Sikes (Orvis) hit an RBI double down the line.”

On the start of the game …
“When you see 10,000 people out there and beer showers going everywhere, it’s a little bit different than a regular SEC weekend. I was fired up, but the defense and offense helped me out like usual. Every time I gave up a run this year they have gone out and put up three or four runs right after that.”

#24, Sikes Orvis, 1B
On his day at the plate…
“Coach (Mike) Bianco and Coach (Cliff) Godwin really harped on us coming out and being aggressive trying to get the crowd into it. The crowd was electric tonight, so the quicker they get in the game will help us. We needed to get that run back, and I got a good pitch to hit the double down the line. After that, I felt in a groove and felt good swinging it.”

Jacksonville State Head Coach Jim Case

Opening statement …
“It was a big disappointment the way we got the game going. We wanted to try to get the game going under control with a big crowd to be able to settle in. We fell behind badly early. We just really had a hard time stopping them.”
 
On Georgia Tech …
“They were a team, a lot like we were, coming in hot. They’ll be a handful. They’re a good club, no question. I don’t think you win their tournament if you’re not a good club. They beat some really good teams in that tournament. It’ll be a good battle for us.”
 
On Chris Ellis
“He was really good. He threw the ball downhill; he changed speeds. There’s certainly a difference when you’re pitching with a lead like that. It makes it a little bit easier. With that being said, he did a tremendous job. He threw all of his pitches for strikes. His fastball is firm. He did a very good job.”

Jacksonville State Student-Athletes

#11, Griff Gordon, OF
On how Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field ranks against other big venues …
“Playing right field with the student section out there, they’re definitely in your ear the whole game. I try to not really let that affect me that much. It’s tough not to.”

On Chris Ellis
“He was definitely throwing three pitches for strikes. When you’re doing that, it’s tough to hit. We took some swings. We hit some balls hard.”

#17, Paschal Petrongolo, 1B
On how Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field ranks against other big venues…
“This is definitely the largest crowd I’ve ever played in front of. It was definitely an experience. One I’m never going to forget. It was enjoyable, even with what happened. It was something that I’ll carry with me for a while.”
 
On Chris Ellis
“He was able to locate all of his pitches very well. He didn’t leave anything over the middle of the plate. He was doing what a pitcher was supposed to do.”

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