-Preakness today...will it be "Dialed In?"
-End of the world as we know it?
CARDINAL COUPLE attended the post game press conference following Louisville's 5-2 win over the UIC Flames in first round NCAA regional action at Ulmer Stadium. Here's the words...
Sandy Pearsall's opening remarks:
"Well...it was a long game. I'm proud of our team...coming back after the seventh when they (UIC) scored two runs. We came out...Chelsea (Bemis) started the tone with a home run.then we just got back in the groove and finished strong. I'll also say that they have a tremendous pitcher (Devin Miller) and she did a good job of handcuffing us up early on. She made it tough on us to score runs. "
The mindset of the Cardinal...going into the bottom of the eight down two runs:
Chelsea Bemis: " Have fun. Relax and don't tense up...because that really doesn't help. You're aggressive but you're not swinging at junk.
On her first home run...worried about it clearing the fence? :
Chelsea Bemis: "No...I was just looking for a hit. When it went out, I was excited..it' always good to hit a homerun.
How often have you had a walk off, game winning home run?
Chelesa Bemis: "It would be my first ever, maybe. I really am not sure. They don't happen very often."
Was there a specific pitch you were looking for when you hit the game winner?
Chelsea Bemis: "No...she kinda threw high to me. I'd seen change ups earlier and I was struggling a bit earlier to her (pitcher Devin Miller) I was just looking for a hit.
On Louisville leaving nine base runners earlier in the game before the final home run:
Chelsea Bemis: It is frustrating when you can't get those key base hits....
On Colby Wherry's key single in the eighth inning, which led to the tying run:
Colby Wherry: I was just trying to start stuff off for us. Trying to keep us in the game.
The Cards continue the quest to win the regional today with a 2 p.m. showing against the California Golden Bears. We had commented a couple of days ago that the Bears won the PAC 10 tournament to get to the NCAA...but since the PAC 10 has no softball tournament...that comment should have been about Cal defeating #10 Arizona on the final day of regular season play. The PAC 10 placed seven teams in the NCAA field...tough conference!
|Howie Lindsey hanging|
out with a statue
|Tom Cahill (left) with C.C.'s Paul Sykes and handicapping|
expert Norma Burgess. Cahill says.."Look for some
potential high price horses in the Preakness."