Alabama-Mississippi Postgame Quotes



March 20, 2011

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Head Coach Mitch Gaspard
Opening statement:
“We got another really good start from Tucker (Hawley). Offensively we came alive yesterday and we were able to put that together again today and put a lot of pressure on them throughout the day. Inserting both James and Jeremiah Tullidge has really sparked the bottom of the lineup and obviously Andrew Miller had a really big weekend. We got a lot of production in the bottom half, and that’s what we talked about early in the week. If the bottom got going, it’s going to roll over to the top of the lineup where those three guys have been really consistent for us.“

On the contributions on the Tullidge brothers:
“I thought what they brought to the table was their energy and both of them are really good competitors. James made some really good plays defensively and Jeremiah executed when we had some bunts on. What they brought to the table was energy and competitive fire, and I thought our team needed that and the bottom of the order needed that.”

On the performance of Andrew Miller for the weekend:
“That’s what you have to have. Every weekend you have to have your consistent players to play consistent, then you need someone to step up and have a big weekend. Miller was the guy this weekend that really rose up for us and really had some big at-bats. I thought the hit yesterday really is what got the monkey off our back and got us going in the right direction.”