June 4, 2005
TULANE COACH Rick Jones
"Between's Micah's Owings (1B) great night hitting and Brian Bogusevic (LHP) having electric stuff he only added to our success tonight. We played to our game plan - we played defense, we pitched well and had timely hits."
"He is an outstanding player and he had a great game when it meant the most. His play defensively was also outstanding; four hits, two home runs; the one that stretched the lead the first time and the one that stretched it to a four-run lead after Nathan Southard's big, big two-rbi single."
(On Bogusevic's Pitching late in the Game)
"He had a long inning and in this heat and humidity it can take its toll. He kept us in the game. It was all a credit to him because Alabama is a good hitting team."
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
HEAD COACH JIM WELLS
"Tulane's a very good team. Our team battled back, and we got it close, certainly when Tulane made it a 7-4 ballgame it made it tougher, but I still felt like we could come back, but then the game got out of hand.
"Our team should certainly feel like they can play with the number one team in the country, and hopefully we can get back tomorrow night.
"We got within one, and then they were able to go up again. When you have as many good hitters as they do, locating every pitch is so important. For the most part, until late in the game, I feel we did that. You're not going to keep a good team like Tulane down, I don't think you can keep them under five runs. We were able to come back, and when it was 7-4, I felt we still had a shot at it."
SHORTSTOP CALE IORG
(On BATTLING TULANE LHP Brian Bogusevic)
"Good teams can always answer when another team makes a run, and we felt like we could do that against them when we made it 5-4. Then they answered back and we weren't able to finish. On any other night I feel like we could have done it."
(On FACING TULANE'S LINEUP)
"We said going in that we couldn't let their top 1-4 hitters beat us, and clearly that was what took care of us tonight. I just didn't make the pitches when I needed to. The biggest blow was the three-run homer from [Tulane first baseman Micah] Owings, that put us in a deep hole early on. I feel if I could have made some pitches there, it would have been a totally different ball game. I don't know that it would have been a different outcome, but it would have given us a better chance in the middle innings."