April 13, 2007
TULANE HEAD COACH Rick Jones
On the 7-5 win over Southern Miss
"What an investment tonight was. Brad Emaus and Warren McFadden have both been red-hot the last few games and both of them have carried us offensively. For both of them to have the exact same injury, what are the odds. When you bang out 17 hits against a pitching staff that had the ERA that they had, that's impressive and those two guys had a lot to do with it. Their both going to be very, very questionable for the rest of the weekend and we'll go from there. We've got a lot of guys who have worked real hard and a couple of those guys will have to give us a lift tomorrow."
On the pitching performance by the Green Wave
"I thought Sean again just did not have his normal command and rhythm, but he certainly battled and he got us into the seventh inning. For Sean, that was big. He gave up one in the first, pitched out of two bases-loaded jams and got us into the sixth inning there and just left a ball up. He really pitched well. Claiborne got a big out for us in the seventh, and Daniel did as he has done so many times."
On getting the big out every time Tulane needed it
"They left a lot of guys on but we had to make our pitches and we did. You have to give credit to our guys there. Between the two teams we had 29 hits and it's a 7-5 ballgame, you know there was some pretty good defense. Southern Miss is really solid defensively and they made some good plays. We made some pitches with runners on on both sides."
On what will happen tomorrow if Emaus and McFadden can not play
"The thing about it is we've got a veteran club and I've got a lot of guys who have worked real hard for a long time to get a chance. Well, tomorrow, they'll get that chance."
On coming in and picking up his ninth save in a tight ballgame
"I've said it many times, but that's a situation I've been in a lot. You're never 100 percent comfortable in that situation, but I'm as comfortable as I can be coming in with the game on the line. I've done it my whole career - since I've been a freshman and now I'm a senior. It's something you learn to do. You learn how to deal with the pressure and how to apply the pressure back to the hitter and make it tougher for them."