Postgame Quotes: Washington vs. Georgia Tech

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June 1, 2014

2014 NCAA Baseball Tournament – Oxford Regional
Washington 4, Georgia Tech 2
Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field – Oxford, Miss.
June 1, 2014

Postgame Notes | Washington Recap | Georgia Tech Recap | Blog: Huskies Earn Rematch in Regional Championship

OXFORD, Miss. – The championship game of the Oxford Regional will have a rematch, as Washington defeated Georgia Tech 4-2 in the final elimination game Sunday night at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field. The Huskies (41-16) will face Ole Miss on Monday at 2 p.m., for the regional title after the two teams met earlier Sunday afternoon.

Washington will need to beat Ole Miss twice Monday to win the regional. Georgia Tech, which won the ACC Tournament a week ago, ends its season at 37-27.

The Yellow Jackets got on the board first, scoring two in the bottom of the first, but Washington answered in the top of the third with a two-out two-run home run by Andrew Ely. The score remained tied until the sixth inning, when Robert Pehl singled through the left side to score Brian Wolfe and give the Huskies the lead for good.

The first meeting between Ole Miss and Washington on Sunday afternoon was a pitchers’ duel, with the Rebel tandem of Christian Trent and Aaron Greenwood combining to limit the Huskies to one run in a 2-1 win.

Washington Head Coach Lindsay Meggs

Opening statement …
“It’s been a long day; it’s not the way we hoped it would go. The Georgia Tech win wasn’t the prettiest thing in the world, but at this point in time it’s about finding a way to win and getting to play again the next day. We’re tired and a little disappointed we weren’t able to win the first game.”

On the pitching situation …
“We’re going to talk about that back at the hotel and piece it together by the morning. The key is to try and get a few innings out of the starter to get us to the fourth (inning). If we can score a few runs we can mix and match. If we get to the second game, anything can happen.”

On playing Ole Miss …
“We’re an at-bat or two away from being locked up in a 2-2 tie. This isn’t an easy environment to come into and execute in. (Christian Trent) was really competitive every time we had someone in scoring position. We just didn’t get that hit. Minus a good at-bat or two with runners in scoring position, we were right there.”

Washington Student-Athletes

#41, Andrew Ely, 2B
On a hangover from the first game …
“Not only are we tired, but it’s more the emotional stress from the first game knowing your back is against the wall. It was tough for us to get going, but we pushed through it.”

On coming through with hits …
“We had chances, but the pitching was great for (Ole Miss). We weren’t able to get that clutch hit that we needed. Coming off that game, we were flat to begin with. I got a 3-2 pitch that I was able to hit well. That let our guys settle in because we were pressing in the first couple innings. Once we tied it back up, we played a little looser and were ready to play.”

Washington Postgame News Conference

Georgia Tech Head Coach Danny Hall

Opening statement …
“I just want to thank my team. I felt like they played very hard. We had some chances tonight to try to get that hit and get back in the game and couldn’t quite do it. Our early start was good. The key play of the game was the double play with the bases loaded and one out. That was a momentum shift. If we get a hit there or get another run, it makes it harder for them to come back. The home run was a big boost for them to get a two-out hit like that to tie the game. (Robert) Pehl swung the bat very well against us in both games. That certainly was a big hit to give them the lead. I felt like we were having some pretty good at-bats against (Trevor) Dunlap. We just couldn’t get the extra hit when we got runners in scoring position. As a result, they get to play tomorrow for the championship.”
 
On approach at the plate …
“(Brandon) Gold hit a ball hard right at the third baseman when he banged into the double play. If it’s any place but right at him, maybe that’s a run or two runs. That was a big play in the game. We had a runner at third late in the game with (Matt) Gonzalez. He chopped the ball to the third baseman. He made a nice play to get (Daniel) Spingola out. The thing that goes unsung about Washington is they have some really good infielders. The third baseman, both games, really made all of the tough plays. The shortstop made some plays look easy that weren’t easy. It was a combination. Some of it was them making pitches and making some plays and us not doing what we needed to do to score.”

Georgia Tech Student-Athletes

#25, Matthew Grimes, RHP
On whether or not mistake shook him up …
“I might have gotten a little shaken up from that play. I had a hard time getting back in the zone and getting my focus back. I ended up walking the next guy then getting out of a jam.”

On Washington’s home run to take lead …
“The guy was guessing fastball and he was just on it. I’ll give him credit; he took advantage of my mistake. I had to battle through some situations. They took advantage of my mistakes.”

#3, Mott Hyde, SS/2B
On Washington’s staff …
“They had all-around good pitching. The biggest thing is they threw strikes and didn’t walk too many batters in the first inning. They battled and competed. I give them a lot of credit.”

Georgia Tech Postgame News Conference

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