Memphis Post Game Quotes
April 13, 2008
Memphis Head Coach Windy Thees
There were some great things, but the bad things right now just outweigh it. We just have to play smart. That's it. Not make mistakes with runners on base and pick yourself up and go after the next out very aggressively. If we do make an error, than we make sure that error doesn't score. Stop letting leadoff walks get on.
There are things throughout our play that we've been struggling with really all year long. But they kept in it. For a young team, we got down early and we could have lain down, but they didn't. They fought back, so in that sense I'm proud of them. We've got to clean it up.
On the pitching performance of Janelle Valle
I thought she was getting tired there at the end, but we were getting out of it. They were hitting line drive double plays. Good things were still happening for us. I knew Kimber (Bossom) was warmed up, and I was like `Let's get ground balls in the infield.' Kimber's looking good. I think the speed for her matched up a little bit better with Southern Miss. I think struggled offensively with the movement that Janelle had.
On the offensive play of Maddie McKinley
Maddie had a tremendous weekend. She broke her ankle the second practice of the fall, so we didn't have her all fall. She came back and the first time she could even run and workout with the team was in January. We've kind of felt that we've always been trying to get her back. She's like a first semester freshman; even worse than a freshman.
Now toward the end of the season she's been getting playing time and getting at bats, and that's what we know she can do. That's why we brought her here because she's got such potential for power. She has amazingly quick hands. She plays a good solid third base.
She's definitely our player of the weekend. It's a fight between Janelle and her, but Maddie, because what she has overcome her freshman year, I'd give it to her. She did a great job. She put us back on top there at the end and gave us a chance to win. We didn't finish in the field, but she gave us a chance offensively.
On the offensive play of Tori Gross
On facing Alcorn State on Tuesday