May 31, 2009
FULLERTON, CA -
Sophomore Pitcher Stephen Streich
"Coming into the game I knew it was going to be tough. They do a good job of fighting off pitches. All I was trying to do was hold them off until we could score some runs. I give them all the credit in the world."
Utah Head Coach Bill Kinneberg
On his club
"I'm really proud of my club how they came back yesterday and how they beat a great Gonzaga club to advance to tonight."
"Down deep we knew we were a special club and the last two weeks have proved that. We want to build on this. Every coaches dream is to win, make a regional and make a run for Omaha. Our guys can say they did that. I hope it doesn't take 49 years to get back here."
Senior Infielder Corey Shimada
About their rematch with the Titans
"After the Gonzaga game we were really excited to get a chance to play Fullerton again and get some revenge. Cal State Fullerton is a great ballclub...If you don't have you're 'A' game they'll get you."
CAL STATE FULLERTON
Fullerton Head Coach Dave Serrano
"Well that's step one for the Titans. We played together for 27 innings. We played fabulous defense. When we're playing well together, we're pretty hard to beat."
"We expect a lot more, we're not done. It's our goal to keep the uniform on as long as possible."
"My five-year-old said everything's going to be fine because Khris Davis is on our team."
On DH Khris Davis
"His maturity, how he's come, is what I'm most proudest of."
"I'm very proud of our pitching staff, because that was our concern at the beginning of the season."
Freshman Pitcher Tyler Pill
On seeing regionals in the past and how that helped him
"I knew what to expect, and it helped me to grind it out."
Junior Designated Hitter Khris Davis
"I saw the ball well this weekend."
"I got to give it up to the coaching staff. It was about preparation this week."
"[During practice], I was making game-like swings in the cages."
Senior Catcher Dustin Garneau:
"It's going to take something special for someone to beat us."