March 4, 2012
Louisville Head Coach Dan McDonnell
"You knew it was going to be a hard-fought game. Going into the weekend, Miller (Pepperdine's starting pitcher on Sunday) had the best ERA on the staff and had great numbers across the board, so we knew offensively it was going to be a good challenge. Fortunately, Stewart had that big swing for the three-run homer, which was huge."
"Tingle was dominant. As a coach, you try to take a guy out when the time is right and it may not look right now. However, we thought six innings, as dominant as he was and with our bullpen as fresh as it was, was the time to go to the bullpen. We minimize the damage in that seventh inning and it was nice that we responded offensively. I thought 12 hits and seven runs off that pitching staff was a very good offensive day."
Louisville Senior RHP Travis Tingle
(On his performance) "Coming in to today, I knew I had a lot to build off of with my last start here. As I said last week, it's always good to throw at home and it's really good to get a win against a quality team."
(On winning the series) "They will probably be an NCAA team and they're definitely a good team, so it was nice for us to bounce back after a couple of close losses to start the week and win this series. I think we're growing as a team and doing a good job of moving on and learning from our mistakes."
Louisville Sophomore INF Alex Chittenden
(On his 2-for-4 day at the plate, including his first career home run) "I felt okay out there today. I've been struggling recently, but I keep working at it, putting good swings together and working to have good at-bats."
(On the outing by starting pitcher Travis Tingle) "Travis attacks the zone. He comes out and does his job. He hits spots and works fast and he's really fun to play behind."
(On the defensive play this weekend) "We stress the importance of defense and it's one of the most important things we work on. Coach Mac is a defensive coach and he wants us to play hard and make every play, so that's what we try to do."