June 2, 2013
Michigan Head Coach Carol Hutchins
On keeping the team mentally focused late in the game ... "I didn't have to keep them mentally focused. They were excited, and they wanted to play. We were in such a great place. When they spend all that time together, it just makes them loose."
On the trip so far ... "It's been a crazy trip. It seems like nothing has been going particularly smoothly but winning the game is the only thing we care about."
On Arizona State's offense ... "They're very dangerous. Sara (Driesenga) pitched a great game. They're a very tough team, as we all know, and it took our best effort to beat them."
On Sierra Romero's home run ... "That's Sierra's game. I've been trying to convince all of them to get their barrels through the zone. We swung tight. We didn't have very good pitch selection the whole game. But Romero is Romero. She wins a lot of games for us, and she played outstanding."
On if it is Sara Driesenga's best game of her career ... "At this point in the season, surviving is the only thing that matters. You only have to have more than them. Holding them to zero is pretty huge."
On the team playing sharp under the circumstances ... "You have to realize that these are college kids. These are their normal hours. The coaches, not so much. But these are college kids, and they thrive at night."
On the key coming back fresh for Sunday ... "We're going to do the best we can to be fresh. We're going to put Sara (Driesenga) on ice and send them home straight to bed. It is what it is. It's our job to get ready for it. They'll be ready."