April 14, 2011
PENN STATE vs. BUFFALO POST-GAME QUOTES
Head Coach Robin Petrini
Q: Four wins in a row, can you talk about how you're finding different ways to win?
A: When you play your midweek contests, you have to find your ways to win. If you can do that then you are successful.
Q: How happy are you with the production from the bottom half of the order?
A: I felt that our team was hitting and so it's good to see we are getting more hitting through the order. I think it was big to see Danee hit a home run. She's been due for that for a long time. We just need to carry that forward in our next games.
Q: Buffalo jumped out in front early, can you talk about how you have been able to come from behind to win?
A: I think we have been playing from behind in all of our games. That's a character builder for our team when you know you can come from behind and win games. It's not the way you would script it but if you can do it then more power to you. It's a credit to our kids that they kept fighting for it. I thought it was interesting that once Danee hit the home run, once you get that tying run on the board then it takes a little bit of pressure off. Once you get that key RBI to get you ahead, and Lisa did that. She thought she was going to first on a hit-by-pitch then they brought her back and she was able to handcuff a pitch out of the infield to go ahead. Then people really started to hit the ball.
Danee Collett, Jr. Catcher/DP
Q: First off, you hit a monster home run today. Can you talk a little bit about what you were thinking when you stepped up to the plate?
Q: Can you talk about your performance today?
A: Well before that at-bat, I was just thinking, nothing much. Which is always good. That's usually when you hit the best. I swung and missed that one. I felt myself take too big of a step. So, I dropped my shoulder and thought to myself 'small step, stay on top.'
A: It felt good. I felt like I have been having good at-bats and having good hits, they just happen to be going right to people, which is always frustrating. You just have to stay with it and find holes.
Q: Did you feel any different today at the plate?
A: I just stuck to my basics really. I was having fun and feeling loose. That's when I do my best.
Q: Can you talk about the bottom of the lineup?
A: I think we have faith in everybody. Whether or not the bottom of the line-up is coming through as much as the top in one game or the other, we still have that faith. We know everybody can do it. We've all done it. We were just all hitting around today.
Lauren Yao, So. Second Base
Q: What were your thoughts on today's doubleheader?
A: I thought our hitting was really strong and for the most part our defense was solid. I feel good about this weekend.
Q: The bottom of the lineup has been struggling a little bit lately, but really came through late in the game. How important is that for you guys?
A: I think it's always important that we are hitting throughout the lineup. There are going to be situations where we can score and they're going to be up and they need to step up and get a hit.
Q: How happy were you with your personal performance today?
A: I was happy. For both games the third time was the charm for me.
Q: Can you elaborate a bit on that?
A: 3rd at bat was my strongest hitting wise for me.