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Tallahassee Super Regional Game One: Texas A&M 6, FSU 2

June 11, 2011

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Tallahassee Super Regional Game One: Texas A&M 6, FSU 2


FSU Head Coach Mike Martin

Opening Statement

“I think, you literally tip your hat to (Ross) Stripling. That was a beautifully pitched baseball game. He kept us off balance, threw 120 pitches and just did a great job of shutting us down. I thought Sean (Gilmartin) pitched extremely well. He just happened to run into that one inning when they bunched them all together. That’s what good clubs do. They got three or four hits in that inning I think and Gilly gave them six for the day and two extra base hits. You can’t ask any more of a guy. They got it down folks, plain and simple. They got it down. You tip your hat. You go to the next day.”


On coming back from 0-1 down to win a Super Regional which FSU has only done once before

“You know I never even knew that. I am very appreciative of you bringing that up. That’s good incentive. I would honestly say if any club, we’ve only done it one time, if any club could do of all that I’ve coached, this one can because this one is special.”


FSU Right Fielder James Ramsey

On Ross Stripling

“He did a great job. At this point of the season all you can ask is for a guy to step up and try to throw his best outing of the year. He came out there and just fought and competed against a tough line-up. He really did a good job managing the innings where he got into a little bit of trouble.”


Texas A&M Head Coach Rod Childress

Opening Statement

“I thought it was a great game. Well played on both sides and two starting pitchers did as good a job as you could ask them to do.   (Matt) Junegle hits a mistake in the first inning to give us a lead in the first inning and allows us to relax a little.  Ross (Stripling) weathers the storm in the first inning and only gave up one run.  I thought that was huge.  After that he settled down and does a nice job.  He give up a home run to (Jayce) Boyd in the bottom of the sixth and we come right back in the seventh inning.  We went probably 10-11-12 at bats and didn’t have a good at bat against (Sean) Gilmartin and just like that in the top of the seventh we string about six quality at bats in a row together, score four runs and the bullpen does a nice job for us. 


On the four-run fifth inning

“We really didn’t do it the way Florida State is capable of doing it – you know two or three doubles and a home run.  That inning started with an 0-2 base hit through the four hole with (Jacob) House, a walk and Brandon Wood gets the big hit for us and Kenny (Jackson) hits a double then (Tyler) Naquin flairs one into centerfield.  We just put about six good at bats together.” 


Texas A&M Starting Pitcher Ross Stripling

On gaining his confidence throughout the game

“I just wanted to throw strikes and I finally found my change-up today.  I didn’t have my change-up in the beginning of the game – especially in the first inning.  I really didn’t have much in that first inning at all.  It did keep the momentum on our side to get out of those jams and get us back in the dugout and let us get some hits because their pitcher was on a role.” 


Texas A&M Left Fielder Brandon Wood

On his seventh inning hit

“I just wanted to hit a ground ball up the middle to score the tying run.  I wasn’t trying to do too much.  I knew he was going to come after me with a change up so I got up in the box a little bit.  He had thrown me a change up in the last two at bats – that’s what he had gotten me out on.”  


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