FINAL SCORE: WARHAWKS: 4
TONIGHTS RESERVE ROSTER PLAYERS:
COMMENTS FROM ALL:
NICK NOLANS NO-HITTER:
I didnt actually tell him anything going into that 7th inning. I just asked him if he had anything left in him to close it and he said "Of course coach." Nick has been a rock this season. He has been on everytime. Honest to goodness, I didn't know it was a no-hitter till about the fifth inning and then I was just in shock that it happened. I mean it is a rarity against any team, especially a good team that is 8-2 and tied with you in the district and throwing their best pitcher. I tip my hat to them. Nick pounded that strike zone and even when he fell behind, he just wailed right back.
Defensively, the effort was phenominal!
We have been working our tails off trying to get them to pay attention to situational hitting. We knew that Brandon Grigsby is a very good pitcher and we knew that we that if we got a couple of runs on the board early we would have a shot. And the first four at bats that happened were phenominal.
THIRD BASE ISSUE:
We have gotten a reputation throughout Pinellas County for our exhuberant fans. I thought that going to a baseball game was about cheering and having some fun, but apparently not. Apparently it was not. Some of our fans have been a little less than appropriate.
REACTION TO NO-HITTER:
My first no-hitter ever. I'll take a little bit of the credit, but i have to give alot of that to Alex making great plays at short stop, Chris making great plays at third, Scotty and Corey, everyone making great plays and doing their jobs and especially Mike making plays behind the plate.
TOUCHING ON PAST TWO AWAY GAMES:
You know you always try to get better even if you win or lose. Even though those games dont count for anything and even though we would have loved to have won them, it just made us better and want to come back and win tonight.
REALIZING THE NO-HITTER:
It sort of hit me the fifth inning. I noticed everyone stopped talking to me in the dugout so yea I definately knew that it was happening but i came out and battled as I always do.
BATTERS THAT HE WAS NERVOUS TO FACE:
Definately Ryan Reinoso cause I know he has been hitting the ball well and Darrell Webber is just a scrappy player and I have played ball with both of them my whole life.
THAT MOMENT IT HAPPENED:
I knew he had it. I saw the angle of it and he came right under the ball and caught it and well that was it!!
ON BATTING AND WHAT TO COME:
When I pitch, I like to focus on that, although I like to get hits and I like hitting, heck thats how you get points on the board. I dont let my bats take me into the field. I will be back to third base on Friday.