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Gary Powers Quotes

I am proud of our guys because I really thought they maintained their focus for five straight days. Winning cures a lot of ills. It is lot easier to play when you're winning and you are swinging the bat and people feel good about themselves. Losing is a hard thing. I want it to not be fun when you lose.
Gary Powers
#Focus

I'm proud of those three guys. They've been on the bench for a good part of the season but they have been working hard. And they are taking advantage of the opportunities they are getting.
Gary Powers
#Bench

We were lucky to get the two games in. Both teams played hard under the circumstances. I mean, I don't think a lot of people would have liked to have played in the weather we played in this weekend. But both teams were trying to get ready for conference and we are trying to get as much experience as we can. You just can't control certain things.
Gary Powers
#Circumstances

I'm glad to see that we're starting to swing the bats as a team. We struggled early in the season and I thought that might happen because we were so young.
Gary Powers
#Bats

I believe in Steve Taylor. He is a competitor. He goes out there and competes hard. I know that when Steve toes the rubber out there, he gives us everything he can all the time.
Gary Powers
#Believe

If any one of those plays isn't made, the outcome of the game could have been totally different.
Gary Powers
#Game

We were in the game. Then a kid gets a single and seven runs later we got out of the jam.
Gary Powers
#Game

This team's played hard all of every game this season. That's how you get back into the groove.
Gary Powers
#Game

Everything is still a work in progress right now. We are trying to get things put together. We, as a coaching staff, have a better idea of what each guy can contribute and what roles each guy might evolve into. But we still haven't played enough games. We might actually have a better idea of what certain guys can't do.
Gary Powers
#Progress

How you can turn a 3-2 game into a 12-4 game in the span of about 15 minutes is just unbelievable. And it just wasn't any one thing that we went through. It was a series of things.
Gary Powers
#Game

He's done a nice job of taking advantage of his opportunities.
Gary Powers
#Advantage

If we makes those plays, we win the game instead of lose the game.
Gary Powers
#Game

Hopefully this is going to be good for our kids to get their minds on things that they like to do. They have a chance to compete and get back to baseball. We just have to continue to face the challenges we have always faced. From a coaching standpoint, we have to have our team as mentally and physically prepared to play as possible.
Gary Powers
#Kids

We are not only going to compete on the field in a tough environment, the student standpoint is a big factor over the next couple of weeks as well as the baseball standpoint. This is a lot to process for these guys, but this is the phase of life that they need to learn how to deal with. It is a great learning experience for them and a tremendous challenge. But it is a challenge they have to learn how to succeed through.
Gary Powers
#Environment

I think it's feasible. If they put in lights, we could pay off the field turf with rent (money).
Gary Powers
#Money

It was a little bit surprising. Under the circumstances, knowing what everybody else in the conference has returning and knowing that they know our situation, it is very interesting. Preseason polls, they only say so much. The proof is what happens after everyone plays 56 games.
Gary Powers
#Circumstances

Steven was a wonderful student-athlete with a bright future.
Gary Powers
#Future

Everyone was there and went through the drills we had and they did it with a lot of energy. The players are doing OK, as well as can be expected under the circumstances. We are not placing a lot of demands on them right now. It's hard on everyone. All of our guys knew him pretty well. Everybody has been affected by it.
Gary Powers
#Energy

This team has to do things together more than any team in the past. We have to do the little things that make a difference. We have to move runners over and lay down bunts and make plays on defense. This team is more like that than any team here ever before.
Gary Powers
#Past

He adds a defensive presence in the outfield that gives confidence to our pitchers. And he adds speed to our offense where maybe he can steal a base instead of us giving up an out to move a runner over.
Gary Powers
#Confidence

He was missing his spots and that hurt him.
Gary Powers
#Hurt

Two-out base hits that drove in runs, that is how you win games.
Gary Powers
#Games

He is so strong, and that was evident that last home run. He got jammed on the pitch and was strong enough to pull it out of the ballpark. That is good, hard work getting rewarded right there.
Gary Powers
#Home

He's so strong. It's evident by the last home run. He got jammed on it.
Gary Powers
#Home

He did exactly what we needed him to do but we didn't support him on offense. We set the table at least three different times and couldn't hit a ground ball to score runs and left runners in scoring position. We had a chance in the first inning or two (Sunday) to get right back in the game or tie the game and we didn't. The complexion of the game is different if it is tied.
Gary Powers
#Support

Runs get scored when you walk guys. The defense gets back on their heels and things happen that you don't want to happen.
Gary Powers
#Defense

That was the key to the game. We were cruising right along but they got two quick runs without really having to work at it and they were getting some momentum. But as soon as we hit those back-to-back home runs, it took the momentum right away.
Gary Powers
#Momentum #Game

We just didn't do our job on offense. We left too many guys on base and we didn't come through when we had scoring chances, and we got beat because of it.
Gary Powers
#Job

He did more than he needed to do. He did the job because nobody could do the job (on Saturday). Unfortunately, he just gave up that key walk in the ninth that ended up being the winning run.
Gary Powers
#Job