bleedCrimson.net will be conducting weekly interviews with Aggie baseball head coach Rocky Ward throughout the 2008 season as the Aggies open their third season in the WAC. In part one of the season's final interview Coach Ward talks about the conference tournament, looks back at the season and talks about his seniors.
bleedCrimson.net: Talk about the conference tournament this past weekend.
Rocky Ward: We'll start with the All-Conference guys, we got six which ties the most in school history so we're happy with those individual accomplishments. From the standpoint of games, we didn't play terribly well. The Hawai'i game was okay. We didn't pitch real well in the middle and we had a rain delay that cost us Heath Goin. He was a little sore going into the game and as soon as the two hour rain delay happened we couldn't bring him back. He was already tightening up and we were just trying to get him through the next inning. We gave up a couple to go down 3-1 and then had a rain delay for a couple hours and off that we bring in Van Deelum and he throws an outstanding slider that a guy hits off the end of the bat and just squirts by the first baseman for a hit to go up 4-1. You're down 4-1 in the sixth and the guy is doing a pretty good job on the mound and we really thought we were still in it and we were but we just didn't get good relief pitching. We give up a six run inning in the bottom of the seventh that put us in jeopardy. We matched it with six in the eighth but it was just a little bit too little too late. Continue Reading This Post >>