Press Conference with San Diego
May 29, 2008
Long Beach Regional Pretournament Press Conference No. 2 San Diego
Head Coach Rich Hill: Opening Statement "It is great to be here and great to be living in Southern California because we just come up Interstate 5. It's familiar territory here. It was great to come up here for a three-game series in the fall. This is the toughest regional out of all 16. All the baseball teams are well coached."
Regarding his thoughts after the pairings were announced. "In my own life I try to live by "In everything give thanks." I wanted to be put in a situation where we could achieve success. When our name came up, I believed that is where we should be."
"College baseball, the NCAA Tournament in particular, is very regionalized. Until we start seeding 1 through 64, we won't see a true national champion. Baseball has come a long way, but we need to get to the level of seeding 1 through 64. So, I am not surprised by the pairings, it will be that way until we go to 1 through 64 seeding."
Pitcher Brian Matusz: Regarding Friday's contest against California's Tyson Ross "I have never faced Tyson, but I did have the opportunity to play with him last summer. He's a great pitcher and I look forward to going against him tomorrow."
Kevin Hansen: Comments on Blair Field "This is a pretty big ballpark, bigger than ours and what we are use to. We just need to keep our eye on the prize and not change anything we are doing."
Regarding San Diego's High-Profile Pitching Staff
"We know we have a great pitching staff. We have all the confidence in the world in our guys."