New Mexico ended up punching us in the mouth but our guys didn't collapse. Every week it's just gotten better and better. Nobody has been satisfied. Going into Howard there is just a confidence and swagger about us.

He's a guy that just gets better and better every outing. Today was just more of the same from him. He threw his fastball for a strike, and he was able to throw his breaking ball and split finger for a strike as well.

You get the infrastructure built right away without having the city put up money or find the money initially from its funds.

I am excited about it. I am flattered. I am also aware that it's a great responsibility having to take over the leadership of the city, especially having to fill the big shoes of Mike Stewart.

Our guys got on a roll offensively and just didn't let up. For the whole series that's the best we've hit one through nine. Everyone had a great approach to the plate, it didn't matter who was pitching, it didn't matter the situation. I'm really proud of those guys in the lineup, they really hit the ball well.

We need a golf course in this county for the citizens of this county. I think this is the right time for you to consider building a course.

We're feeling really good about ourselves, defensively, offensively and on the mound. We just need four quality starts from our pitchers. If we play defense behind them, our hitting will take care of itself. It'll be really scary how confident we will be if we win three or four games this weekend.

If we go in as the No. 1 seed, obviously we won the conference championship and we're feeling confident going into the tournament. Even if we go in as the No. 2 seed, we're fine with that. We're comfortable with that spot. One seed or two seed doesn't make a difference to us. We just need to go out and play our game.

Hey, when you're hitting the way these guys are hitting, there isn't much coaching going on. The hitting has been contagious -- it's spreading like wild fire. That helps our pitchers relax, too. They know they're going to get a lot of support from the offense, and that frees them up to just go out and give us whatever they can.