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NCAA Baseball Regional Press Conference Quotes

May 25, 2000

Bethune Cookman

Head Coach Mervyl Melendez

“Had a great season. Started A little slow and then picked it up.”

“Our kids competed. They did the little things that helped us to win ball

“Our kids are excited to be here.”

“We hope to bring some of the energy from the MEAC Championship game to
this regional.”


Head Coach Jim Brownlee

“Our year has been a special one.”

“Most fun I’ve had coaching in 21 years at Evansville.”

“Our very young pitching staff has really come on.”

“Our kids are really resilient.”

“Been a fun group. Looking forward to the week. Looking forward to being

“Our kids deserve to be here.”

“College baseball is a great product. It’s the best thing going.”

University of Central Florida

Head Coach Jay Bergman

“Seems like we always end up in Tallahassee. This is the fifth time in the
last ten years.”

“We have some transfers this year that have played a vital part in our
success this year.”

“This team rises to the occasion. We can strap it on pretty good.”

“Always a pleasure to be at Florida State. Great tournament every year.”

“We think we have a premier closer in college baseball in Jason Arnold.”

Florida State University

Head Coach Mike Martin

“Anything can happen in regional tournaments”

“I’m proud we played four of the top eight seeds. That helped us to be one
of the top eight seeds.”

“In twenty-six years, I don’t think I’ve ever been as happy to be back

“Overall, I’m very happy with the way our ball club has played.”

“It’s a new season for everybody. Everything starts over.”

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