It felt pretty good and it was at a crucial time, which is even better.

I knew it was gone as soon as I hit it.

It gets some early season jitters out so by midseason, they're veterans, especially if someone were to get hurt which we hope doesn't happen.

I've just been trying as hard as he can to get guys in. That's my job in the four hole. I hadn't been doing it up to this point. My goal today was to get hits when we needed them.

It felt so good just to make solid contact again. I was just missing a lot of balls here the last few games. It was great to hit one solid.

(Albany) swings the sticks pretty good, so we just had to match their intensity and keep battling and hope we came out on top.