South Carolina vs. The Citadel Post Game Quotes
April 10, 2012
Head Coach Ray Tanner
On giving Nolan Belcher the start...
"He's had some good innings for us and hasn't had as many opportunities as we wanted to give him. We've been getting some pretty good distance out of our starters and he's a guy that's sort of been in the middle for us. He's been feeling really good, his pens have been good and Coach Meyers made the suggestion that we get him on the mound for the start. He looked really good to me. I was impressed with his poise, composure and his pitch ability, tremendous outing for Nolan."
On Grayson Greiner's grand slam...
"I've been telling him for a couple of weeks to not be patient, take your hacks, be aggressive and make something happen. The worst thing in the world for hitters that go through times when they're confident or they're slumping is to be tentative. You have to fight your way, you can't take your way out and look for the great pitch, you've got to fight your way out it when you're struggling. He had one at bat tonight where he didn't swing it, he just took a couple pitches. He's starting to get the message, he hit that ball hard and it was good to see."
On his grand slam...
"All year we kind of as a team have struggled with men on base a little bit and individually I've been struggling a little bit lately. It was a 2-1 count and the bases were loaded so he didn't really have anywhere to put me. I was looking for a ball in up the zone I could drive, I took a good hack at it, got the barrel on it and it went."
On first start of the season...
"It was exciting. Coach Meyers told me yesterday that I would be starting and I was pretty excited to get back out there and start rolling. I just tried to get ahead early in the count and get some ground balls."