March 3, 2012
Louisville Head Coach Dan McDonnell
"We got two quality starts today. Amlung and Thompson were very good. We obviously pitched well, but we couldn't seem to get the big hit in game one. You have to credit their pitching for that. That was their No. 1 (Moscot) and they brought in good guys from the bullpen. In game two, we were able to put together that two-out rally in the third and that was the difference. Both teams pitched very well and it came down to a rally or two by them and a rally or two by us. It was good clean baseball."
(On Sunday's series finale) "They're all big. I believe we're an NCAA Regional team and I told our guys I'd consider them an NCAA Regional team, so it's big for both of us. With that said, it's the third weekend of the season, so I don't want to make more of it than what it is. It's a Sunday game and we just want to come out and play well."
Louisville Sophomore RHP Jeff Thompson
"I felt good. Early in the game, I was struggling to find the strike zone, but once I got that worked out, the guys made a lot of plays behind me. It's huge to have guys diving and making plays for you. You know you can put the ball in the zone and if you do make a mistake, your guys will make a play behind you."
Louisville Junior 1B Zak Wasserman
"I've been working hard on being down early (in his stance) and being ready to hit. I knew (Frazier) was going to throw a lot of fastballs, so I was ready to hit the fastball. Luckily, we did enough to get the win."
(On the performance of Jeff Thompson) "What's nice about playing behind Jeff is that he has a great rhythm to his game. He gets on the mound and throws a lot of strikes, which keeps us in it defensively. He's a really tough competitor and we love having him on the mound."
(On tomorrow's decisive third game in the series) "It's huge. This is a big series. We went out there last year and swept them and I know they're trying win this series. For us to be able to take two of three against Pepperdine would be important as the season moves forward."