bleedCrimson.net: Your thoughts on the series with Grand Canyon?
Rocky Ward: I thought the guys really played pretty well. We still have some of the same problems. In game one we swung the bat pretty well. Their kid was really good and controlled us pretty well. We couldn’t stay in the game because we walked a few guys and got in trouble via the walk on the mound and that was kind of the difference. We were able to score late but we were down 6-1. They made a couple of mistakes and we scored a couple runs and did get the trying run to the plate. There’s some growth with the club.
Game two was a big time game. We got a great outing out of Billy [Conard]. He was outstanding. It was a 1-1 game. We pitched well, we made runs at them, we just couldn’t get on the board. We had a chance to beat them in the eighth and didn’t get it done but then we just kept coming at them. I sort of got a couple guys thrown out on bases, it was my decision but they made great plays. We threw a guy out at the plate in the eighth that was a great throw by Paulson to end the inning. It was a really well played baseball game defensively all around. There were a lot of balls hit hard, guys played very well defensively and it was a great game to win. It was one of those team-building wins. Continue Reading This Post >>