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QUOTES FOLLOWING TULANE'S 7-3 WIN OVER LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE ON TUESDAY NIGHT

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May 8, 2012

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Head Coach R. Jones

Opening Statement
"I was really concerned about tonight because we are in the throngs of exams and our guys are tired from being up studying and after last weekend we really stressed (to our guys) that we couldn't come out flat (tonight). I didn't think that our pregame infield was very good, but Alex (Byo) really set the tone on the mound. He took a no-hitter into the seventh and pitched very well. He had great command of his fastball down in the zone, his change-up was outstanding and he mixed his breaking ball in just enough to keep them off balance. We played well defensively behind him and (Jeremy) Schaffer came through with the huge bases loaded at-bat. Blake (Crohan) stretched the lead with his home run and then D.J. (Ponder) was good in the ninth innings."

On A. Byo's fielding
"He was a position player when he arrived at Tulane, before the back injury. He is very athletic. He has done that more than once this year, where he has fielded bunts on the third base side and made plays that most (pitchers) couldn't."

On a deep pitching staff
"You can't overlook what Alex (Byo) did tonight. (Having a lot of pitchers throwing well) is a good problem to have. No question, it is a good problem to have."

On the pitching on Tuesday night
"Alex (Byo) was starting to tire when they scored the two runs. He was at one-hundred and five pitches, which is very close to the outer limits of what we let pitchers do here at Tulane, and he left a couple of balls up late. He missed his spot a couple of times, walked a batter and left a couple of balls up, that's when we knew it was time to get him out of there. Alex (Facundus) wasn't very sharp tonight, but he got the job done, and D.J. (Ponder) was really good."