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Some more quotes from last night's game

May 30, 2010 - Zach Baker

After Heidelberg lost to Illinois Wesleyan in its second game of the Division III World Series, I conducted three interviews. Here are the highlights.

Heidelberg catcher Steve Decker:

On Titans' starting pitcher Brent Kulavic, who hurled a complete game:

"He was keeping us off balance with his slider; his slider was on tonight, but that's baseball."

On Heidelberg starting pitcher Brian Koehl:

"He was a little wild tonight, but he threw a great game for us. He gave up three earned runs, and that's a good start for us. We've just got to put more runs on the board."

On reliever Andy Lowe:

He just left a few pitches up, and they put the bat on the ball. But we have the most confidence in the world in Andy, so next time he's out there, we'll get the job done."

On rebounding from a loss for the first time in more than a month.

"It has been a while, but  we're on the biggest stage right now -- in the World Series -- so we'll go home, get a good night's rest, and then be back tomorrow at the ballfield."

Matt Palm on Kulavic:

"He did a great job to work out of almost all the trouble."

"We were just never really able to get over the hump. We just ran into a guy who was on tonight. He got in rhythm, you could tell he was in rhythm and he threw a great game against us."

On Koehl:

"He went six-plus innings and gave up three runs; that gives us a chance to win the ballgame."

On Andy Lowe

"He'd probably be the first to tell you he didn't locate the ball as well as he could have on a couple of those pitches, and guysgot him. Andy's been great for us all year. Still, he threw almost three innings for us and gave up one earned run. We're just spoiled. You expect him to never give up a run and never give up a hitand never give up a run. He is human. He's been great; I think he's been great here. If we get another chance to go to him you'd better bet we're gonna go to him."




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