They did an awesome job. I knew they all worked hard and had good attitudes. Those two things will make you a good team regardless of the talent level.

I tell them if they think they can make it, go for it. You either have to be aggressive or wait for the next batter to get a hit, and Sam saw her opportunity and went for it.

They work together every day and get better every day. Since the sixth game, I knew they could be good, but they just had to start believing it.

I always expect a good performance from her. She is the type of player who is harder on herself than anyone else can be. If she's not doing as well as she feels she should be doing, she picks it up a notch.