Both coaches knew coming in that we wouldn't be throwing our best and that it was going to take a few runs to win it. Our hitters did a good job responding and came up with some big hits at the right times.
We have to regroup and get ready for tomorrow. More importantly we have to get ready for our division game Monday against Columbus.
Those were big, clutch hits. That's exactly what we haven't gotten in the playoffs the last couple of years.
He was strong all night. He did a good job throwing strikes and getting big outs.
We got beat by a quality team. We're not going to make excuses. We just got beat tonight.
Joseph pitched well enough to win. We didn't swing the bat like we needed to, and we didn't make the plays we needed to behind him tonight.
We had opportunities tonight to make plays, make pitches, and get hits. They just got more timely hits than we did.
That's why tonight was so big. We've got to go back there and play Grenada.
Just like everybody else, we want them to throw strikes and let the defense make plays. They've all been working hard on location and hitting their spots, and we feel confident no matter who's on the mound.
Defensively we feel like we're going to be solid up the middle. Teams like to put pressure on your defense, and the important thing for us is to make the routine plays.
We were deep in our pitching staff and it was a chance for some other guys to step up and Oxford took advantage of it. We made mistakes and they made us pay for them.
We've got to carry some of this confidence and momentum into the Grenada game. But the guys have been working hard all year and they'll come in focused and ready to play.
We knew coming in this was a big game for us. Hopefully this will be a confidence booster for us.
That was a big win for us. Our team, at this point of the year, needed that. We've got to stay focused and come to the ballpark every day to play the way we're capable of playing.
Porch is the best we've seen. He's got an outstanding fastball. He's able to get any pitch over at any time. He did a great job mixing up his pitches and keeping us off balance.