bleedCrimson.net: You take three out of four from Seattle, one of the games being a non-conference game. A really good weekend overall especially with some of the distractions.
Rocky Ward: Yeah. I came back to the club on Wednesday and we had a good practice and then we were able to Thursday. We got a good outing out of Bradley. It wasn’t great, it wasn’t great but it was gutsy. We didn’t have Kris Koerper in the lineup, he had a bad stomach flu and had to go the hospital and have some IV fluids and so he was out for the game. So you lose your four-hole guy and just a couple hours before the game really. The guys did a good job. We played a good, solid, clean regular baseball game. Not everything was perfect but we let the game come to us and played well and got a win and kind of moved from there.
bc.net: Friday you had the doubleheader scheduled. You lose the first game and it was a situation where it’s been the bugaboo all season where you have one bad inning.
Rocky Ward: Yeah really both ways. We had the game in hand and we had an opportunity to really blow them up a the plate offensively, bases loaded situation and we don’t come out with anything. We didn’t perform very well in that spot and an inning later we have one of those bad innings where we make some mistakes and they score a bunch and kind of take it away. It was a good baseball game that was all about an inning, not the same inning but the bottom of one inning and the top of the next where we had a chance to take control of the game and didn’t and then they turned around and did.
They were a good ball club, their four hole and their five or six, they moved him around based on whether it was against a right or left (hander). I think I looked at the WAC standings and they were one and two in the WAC in hitting. They moved the ball, a couple of pretty good RBI guys, they played solid defense, they pitched well. Overall a very well played weekend. Riley Barr is a reliever, he’s not really a starter. We started him at Northern Colorado and he did a good job but his value is in short and he wasn’t as good as what he’s been and we didn’t play very good defense behind him. But then we come back with Billy Conard who has a good outing, his third or fourth in a row. We swung the bats decently. We scored 21 runs on the weekend which for four games is below our average but we also faced three left-handed starters and we’re very left-handed as an offensive team. And a real good left-handed reliever that came in in the game they won and shut us out. He was really good. Continue Reading This Post >>