NCAA Softball Regional #7 Quotes
May 22, 2005
Fullerton Head Coach Michelle Gromacki
Fullerton sophomore pitcher Candice Baker
(On UCLA pitcher Anjelica Selden): "Her ball moves regardless. Her drop ball is very effective. As long as you have a ball that moves, you're going to get batters no matter what."
UCLA Head Coach Sue Enquist
"I think this team loves to lead. They have a tendency to gain momentum. I really have to tip my cap to Fullerton. They have tremendous athletes on their team. It was a battle. It was great softball to watch."
(On riding Selden in the playoffs): "We're a two-pitcher team. We go one game at a time, and our players know that. It will be a factor in this tournament before it's over."
(On Selden) "She is a quick study. It says a lot about her character for her to be able to be humiliated and come back so decisively late in the game. She has ice in her veins. That will be great for her experience."
"The teams that have that leadership along with the talent have a tendency to go very far. It's going to come down to timely hitting because when you get to the end, the good pitching ends up facing each other. The .350 hitting team isn't going to hit .350. They're going to have to clutch up. We really don't scare anyone on paper."
UCLA pitcher Anjelica Selden
"Yesterday I was so disappointed in myself, but I told myself tomorrow would be a new day, not only physically but mentally. I needed to just go out there and stay poised in this situation and not let anything affect me. I definitely felt like I had something to prove."
UCLA shortstop Jodie Legaspi
"We've had our ups and down throughout the season, but at this point it's going to work to our advantage. No matter what happens, we've got this in our basket."
UCLA catcher Emily Zaplatosch
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