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Brian O'Connor Quotes

I don't think Doolittle had his real good fastball that he typically does, and they are a great hitting team. They are hitting .350 for a reason. When Doolittle doesn't have his best stuff and you are on the road against a great opponent it is going to be difficult to win.
Brian O'Connor
#Fastball

Coach Anderson's experience as a college coach and a player in collegiate and professional baseball will make him a great addition to our coaching staff. On the field, he will be working with our catchers while assisting with the hitters in our program. I am looking forward to his contributions to Cavalier Baseball.
Brian O'Connor
#Baseball

Coach Anderson's experience as a college coach and a player in collegiate and professional baseball will make him a great addition to our coaching staff, ... On the field, he will be working with our catchers while assisting with the hitters in our program. I am looking forward to his contributions to Cavalier Baseball.
Brian O'Connor
#Baseball

He wants the competition, he wants the best. He wants to play big-time football. He's maybe just a little too small, a little too slow. But I think he'll contribute, maybe on special teams as a freshman. If he makes it, he'll make it by out-working everybody.
Brian O'Connor
#Competition

[Hartford has] talent throughout the lineup and if we lose, it's my last match, so I definitely won't look past them.
Brian O'Connor
#Past

Those big-run innings are important to open up leads. We took advantage of our opportunities toward the end of the game and a couple of guys got clutch hits and we were able to have a four-run inning.
Brian O'Connor
#Advantage

It is so comfortable when you play at home. You have your own locker room and your own routine. It's tough to play on the road. You win on the road with good pitching, a good starting pitching performance. That is what we did not get last weekend in two out of three games. That's the difference. It allows our young kids to relax a little bit and just play.
Brian O'Connor
#Home

The cheapest energy you can buy is energy you don't use.
Brian O'Connor
#Energy

He really had a good performance today. But I was hard on Pat today. I am still not completely satisfied with the way he threw. Believe it or not, even though he shut them out. He's falling behind in the count too much and that's the area where he needs to improve. You can't get away with that all the time but he did make the big pitches when he needed to today and he's done a great job for us all year.
Brian O'Connor
#Performance

It was important to get him back out there and give him a little confidence heading into a key weekend for us.
Brian O'Connor
#Confidence

That was important to get him back out there and get him with a little confidence in himself going into the weekend.
Brian O'Connor
#Confidence

I knew that [rival coaches] would fall in love with him and they did. We chose to go after Jacob Thompson and we didn't recruit Will Inman. Fortunately, it worked out for us. We got the kid who ended up coming to school.
Brian O'Connor
#Love

It was an important run, the go-ahead run. With team speed you can put pressure on people every ball game.
Brian O'Connor
#People

I think that shows the character of this team that we keep fighting back. That's something that you develop over time.
Brian O'Connor
#Character

Those guys in the bullpen have been worked hard. I was trying to sneak through one more inning with Jacob.
Brian O'Connor
#Trying

The key to game for me was how Doolittle managed his innings on the mound. He only gave up single runs when BC scored. A couple of those could have very easily gotten out of hand and he didn't let them. That gave us a chance to stay within reach.
Brian O'Connor
#Game

Any time in college baseball you can get 30 wins before you have 10 losses, you put yourself in really great position. We need to take advantage of every opportunity we have at home.
Brian O'Connor
#Baseball

Mike's command was really good, and our defense made so many good plays behind him.
Brian O'Connor
#Defense

For a no-hitter to be thrown, you have to play great defense and make some great plays.
Brian O'Connor
#Defense

Richmond is playing very good baseball as of late. There has always been a rivalry between Richmond and Virginia in baseball, and they've had a great baseball program in the last ten years.
Brian O'Connor
#Baseball

Mrs. Kennedy is showing great spirit and pulling everyone together. She is the leader in this household.
Brian O'Connor
#Spirit

No matter what you are [an assistant coach or a head coach], you get a sense of satisfaction when a kid makes his Major League debut, ... I am proud of what Ryan Zimmerman has done and I am sure Virginia fans are as well.
Brian O'Connor
#Satisfaction

It's a terrible burden on the poorest, most vulnerable citizens of the state, especially those on fixed income,
Brian O'Connor
#Income

Sean Doolittle absolutely set the tone for that game with his performance on the mound on just four days rest. He set the tone for the weekend and fortunately, Casey came in there in the ninth and we found a way to win at the end.
Brian O'Connor
#Performance

Our mission right now is to talk to men. What we learned from research is that men aren't going to men [to talk about this]. But they are willing to talk to boys, to the young men in their lives.
Brian O'Connor
#Men

He is an outstanding prospect. His development has been excellent and has given him the opportunity to start Saturday.
Brian O'Connor
#Opportunity

Both of our assistant coaches worked extremely hard. They have done a fantastic job identifying good fits for our baseball program.
Brian O'Connor
#Baseball

He threw the ball very well -- there is a reason why he is the number one starter and he showed it today.
Brian O'Connor
#Reason

Our new players are playing very well, at least three games into the season. It's just a matter of how they continue to develop and adjust. It's different for each player. I think David Adams is so advanced that he's adapted pretty well. It takes some kids longer -- even a whole year sometimes. Overall, I'm happy with how they have performed so far. But they are going to be inconsistent.
Brian O'Connor
#Games

Sean is a talented player at the plate and on the mound. You can't hold that talent down. You can go out there on the mound and change the game in a hurry and [also] going out there and hacking like he did.
Brian O'Connor
#Talent