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Boston College 7, Tulane 2: Boston College Postgame Quotes

Hear from head coach Mike Gambino, Justin Dunn, and more!

Courtesy BC Athletics | Josh McCoy

Mike Gambino opening statement...

I thought it was a really good college baseball game. I thought (Emerson) Gibbs threw the ball well. That kid is really good. I thought we were fortunate to push a couple of runs across there early on. We aren't going to have too many opportunities. I was really proud of Justin (Dunn) and how he threw the ball today, especially in that last inning when we was starting to tire. I was really proud of this whole ball club. They played loose. They played hard. They were having fun. And they were doing what we have been doing the last couple of months.

Gambino on the play in right in the sixth inning...

I think they got the call right. It was a weird one. A little bit of a funky one. I didn't have the best angle on it, but the second base umpire had a good angle on it. He did a good job. He was right on top of it. From my angle, it looked kind of funky. If they called it a catch, I would have wanted to go out there and talk about it. I looked weird. It looked funky. It didn't look like he ever really had control on it. I thought he was right on it and exactly where he needed to be when he made the call. So it was a weird one, but I think they got it right.

Justin Dunn on starting in the opening game of the regional...

It was one of my better ones for sure. I basically had all four pitches going. If the changeup was there a little better, I think I could have gone a little bit deeper into the game. I thought I had pretty good fastball command, which was big. I was able to pitch in and jam them a little bit. But I definitely thought it was a good outing.

Dunn on tiring late in the game...

I definitely felt like I was getting tired. That sixth inning took a lot out of me. There was a point there where I didn't think I was going to come out in the seventh inning. In these types of games, the adrenaline takes over, and that's what happened out there. I knew if I could get out of the seventh clean and get the ball to Bobby (Skogsbergh), we have a pretty good chance of finishing that game up. So I just tried to go out there and grind through the seventh and give us a chance to win.

Donovan Casey on the Eagles' patient approach at the plate...

I think it helped pretty well. I was going up there like Coach Gambino says with a two-strike approach, got a good pitch to hit, and turned on it.

Casey on the team's approach to batting with baserunners on...

We take pride in making sure that we take advantage of our opportunities. When there is a baserunner on, we go up there with the mindset that we are going to move them and let the next hitter take care of them. As long as the hitter does his job, we are going to have a chance to win a ball game.

Nick Sciortino on Justin Dunn's performance...

Justin goes out there and competes. Since the first at bat of his freshman year, that is what he has been doing. We just realized he backed off a little bit today. He threw at 92 to 94 today and touched 96. I think that the best thing he has done is if he can get us into the seventh inning, then we can have a chance to win any baseball game in the country. I think backing off and pitching, and he can obviously get into the high 90s and throw like a dominant closer, but he pitched well today.

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