I was thinking about stealing, but we had no outs and if (pinch-runner Donnell Allen) gets thrown out, we might not score any runs. They had to turn the double play and they did.

The kids did fight hard, they didn't do a bad job swinging the bats. I wish we would have a few more hits than we did.

We've been doing that all year, bringing Eric in late ... letting him shut them down, kind of like he did tonight.

That's something to build on. I've been talking to the kids about the second round of the conference season and going 5-0. Whoever wins the tournament gets the No. 2 seed. We're fighting for that.