May 29, 2009
FULLERTON, CA -
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
Head Coach Bill Kinneberg
"Tonight wasn't the way we wanted to start. We didn't handle it on the defensive side. They played unbelievable defense, and were on it offensively."
"Irvine was similar but not this extreme. We have not played anyone like Fullerton."
"[Fullerton] was outstanding with 2 strikes."
"They were on [Whatcott's] breaking ball & fastball."
"Whether 3-2 or 18-2, a loss is a loss."
"We were a little nervous tonight."
Utah Second Baseman Corey Shimada
"We just need to flush this game out of our minds."
Utah Third Baseman Nick Kuroczko
"We need to hit better, play better."
CAL STATE FULLERTON
Head Coach Dave Serrano
On the team's performance tonight
"It was a pretty special night. For this team to come out and play like that was great."
"I'd say that was our best onslaught of the year. We had our way a little bit, but tomorrow's a new day and starts 0-0."
"The bigger the game, the more aggressive we're going to be."
On the players
"Noe did a good job overcoming nerves even if he doesn't want to admit"
"We have some great young guys and some real good older guys."
On Noe pitching tonight
"We went with Noe because he's the most resilient to come back on short rest. You never know what is going to happen."
On the team's hitting
"I think when we stick to our approach we're a really explosive offense. We stuck to our plan and executed really well."
On the start
"I've been having trouble with two outs then Coach [Serrano] came out and I got it done."