Arkansas vs. Princeton
June 3, 2006
Arkansas Head Coach Dave Van Horn:
"It was defnitley a pitchers duel and all pitchers threw very well today. I thought their pitcher (Staehely) did a tremendous job.
"I thought it was a well-played game and we just found a way to get through it and win.
"We were just trying to stay calm when we were down and were just trying to win the game. We just tried to stay positive and we think our crowd kind of got our players motivated."
Arkansas Pitcher Shaun Seibert:
"I didn’t think I had my best command of the season"
Arkansas Second Baseman James Ewing:
"I was just trying to sit back, relax and put the ball into play and score some runs. I wasn’t trying to put any more pressure on myself and I just tried to put a good swing on the ball and I ended up coming up with the big hit.
"I think the crowd really got us going and got us fired up today. It was nice to have that support behind you."
Princeton Head Coach Scott Bradley:
"Obviously we’re very disappointed, but also very proud of where we are. This is our kids’ dream to come to a place like this and play in front of 7,000 people. I’m so proud of our guys.
"When we come into this type of situation, we have to be perfect. We were almost perfect today. It’s a great experience for our kids.
"Christian Staehely ‘s command was terrific in this type of atmosphere against this type of team."
Princeton Pitcher Christian Staehely:
"I was tired (in the eighth inning). Playing in this atmosphere is different for me. I let the crowd get to me a little bit. I was disappointed in that. Until the eighth inning, I felt really good. I felt like I had my best stuff today. This was a great learning experience for me."
Princeton Outfielder Spencer Lucian:
(On his 7th inning home run) "I knew I hit it hard. I thought it had a chance or would at least hit the wall. When the crowd got quiet, that’s when it registered for me that it was gone. At the time, those two runs looked pretty huge."