We shot ourselves in the foot. You can't take anything away from the Swiss. They took advantage of their opportunities and we didn't. Those things come back to bite you in this type of tournament and they did already.
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I was kind of lethargic mentally. But that works to my advantage. It helps me not freak out because you're not attentive to every little hit or what a fan is saying. It's better just to be in a little bit of a daze.
We're deeper than I showed tonight. I just felt with their size advantage and the pressure they were putting, I had to have fewer guys in the game. They're deep. They can come at you with a bunch of big bodies and coach Scott uses them well. They crashed the boards, got up and down and they played a great game.
I have one senior playing (Michael Cole), and that's a big advantage. This season has been an emotional rollercoaster, but I'm blessed with a young group that has a lot of talent, and the learning curve is right there in front of us. We can see it.
We outsized them so we had to use that as an advantage. At one point, he (Fenton coach Dennis Cromer) went with that small lineup. I looked across (the court) and every kid we had out there was bigger (than them) except Corey (Murtaugh). That's a huge advantage.
We had four hits and they walked six of our batters but we just couldn't take advantage of it. If we get just one or two more hits at the right time, we probably win the game. I guess it just wasn't our day. Things like this happen every now and then.
I am not going to make excuses for the situation. Obviously it's an advantage, but that's the way it works. It's not over. We still have a lot of preseason and a lot of training camp left. You have to come out fighting. Believe me, I am not going to lay down here.