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UConn vs. Virginia Tech Post Game Quotes

June 2, 2013

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Connecticut Head Coach Jim Penders:
“ That was a great college baseball game. I have to give a lot of credit to coach Hughes and
Virginia Tech.Their starter on paper was a guy who hadn’t done a ton for them all year, but he did
a ton for them today. It was a real quality start, and he kept us off balance just enough. He gave
them a quality start and Anthony Marzi gave us a quality start. We deserved a better third base
coach in the fifth inning, and we have a better chance to win the ball game, so that is on me. I
am very proud of our effort and toughness. Our kids were loose. I felt like they were ready to go,
but to lose in extra innings it’s going to take a lot out of you physically and mentally. I don’t think
either one of us swung the bats extremely well today.”

LJ Mazzilli
“I think that this year is the highest of all my memories. It didn’t start off the way we wanted
it to, and even in the middle or towards the end, but we found a way. Winning that Big East
championship is something that will stick with all of us. We knew we were going to get tested
today with that rain delay, but I don’t think that affected us at all. We left it all out there, and it is
tough because we will admit we aren’t the most talented team in this tournament, but we have
to come with a certain edge every game and use that to our advantage. Our edge is to keep that
high energy, believe in each other and never be afraid of anything”

Billy Ferriter
“ I think the biggest thing was keeping us off balance with his [Markey’s] slider. He wasn’t afraid to
throw it two or three times in a row [Markey] was keeping us off balance with his slider, and finally
we got used to it and knocked him out at the end. Being the captain is hard to understand how
to make the team click. I think we found that at George Mason and kept it going into the Big East
tournament. I will never forget that Big East tournament and the run we had, the energy and the

Dan Feehan
“I couldn’t be more proud of this team either. The beginning of the season didn’t really go out way, but during the George Mason series everyone started to clickntogether, and we thought we had a chance. Going into that Big East championship I don’t thinknanyone could’ve beaten us. I am really proud of the way this team turned this season around into something positive."