Michigan Coaches and Players
Head Coach Roger Coryell
really excited to be here. They have a great facility in Nebraska, and the
hospitality is super. We’re being treated wonderfully, and our players are
excited to get onto the field tomorrow. I love the facility. I’d like to
take it home with me. We can only imagine playing in front of 6,000 people.
I think it will help bring out the excitement of the game and the passion our
players have for playing. It should be great for our players.
“We started off really well in our early
season trips. We played Florida Atlantic, which is on of the top teams in
the country. We’ve had some games where we didn’t play well. There
were injuries and distractions that kept us from hitting 40 wins, which I think
we’re capable of. The biggest distraction we’ve had since we’ve been here,
that carries over from the MAC Tournament, is we can’t find the batters box key.
Once we find that key, we’ll really be hot. Our hitters are starting to
come around and starting to get healthy. The pitching is coming on strong.
We’re excited, and we have some confidence. We know that Nebraska and all
of the other teams here in this regional are outstanding. We’re just
excited to get onto the field and gain some respect. That’s the name of the game
right now for Eastern Michigan. We’re probably not a national power, but
we have a great group of players with a great passion for the game, and I think
you’ll see some exciting things on the field tomorrow.”
On Hawks Field
looks like a mini-major league ballpark. We’ve all strived to reach this
level, and now that we’re here, we’re expecting a great performance.”
don’t think any game is a small task, especially when you’re at the playoffs.
We’re in a situation we haven’t been in, in many years. We’re going to take
every game like it’s the biggest one of our season, because it will be.
It will be important for us to come out and put a team down, a ranked team like
Nebraska, it will definitely give us more confidence. It will also prove to others
why we’re in this situation, we’ve earned it.”