The 2012 Softball season has been a fight to the top. The Tritons have battled their way into their second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Championships and are in the hunt to defend their title as the reigning champions and you can follow all the action right here. Check back daily for updates on the NCAA Softball Championships from Louisville, KY as the Tritons look to bring a second title home to La Jolla.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
THREE-PACK OF QUESTIONS FROM LOUISVILLE
with UCSD senior Kris
Lesovsky (CF) and sophomores Kirsten Willmon (LF) and Caitlin Brown (1B)
None of you have ever been to Kentucky; what have been
your impressions so far?
much nicer than I thought it would be and I really like Louisville. I think
it's really cool how there's kind of a small-town vibe despite its size and all
the things going on."
a lot more to do than I expected. We had the chance to go to the Louisville
Slugger Museum and Churchill Downs-there hasn't been a dull moment. We've been
able to sightsee far more than we normally do."
a 6:00 AM flight Sunday was sucky but it was worth it to get here when we did.
There was no jet lag and allowed us the opportunity to sightsee on Monday.
Everything is within walking distance and although there weren't a whole lot of
people around when we got here, there was plenty to do."
year's Championship is part of an NCAA Festival which includes title
competition in golf, lacrosse and tennis. What's it been like with those other
to last year when it was just Softball in Salem, VA, it's nicer having a bunch
of teams and sports. It's not as awkward as it is when the only other athletes
you run into are the ones you're playing."
the Festival atmosphere is pretty cool, they have a game room and areas where
you see other teams. It's interesting to see them, how they interact and
realize their not that different from us."
I like it but we're all on different schedules and don't have a whole lot of
time to hang out. Bottom line, we're here for business. You can ask me about
the other stuff Saturday night. This is my second NCAA Championship and I'm
glad this wasn't the first because we're not as distracted as we might have
For you, what was the highlight of today's first game?
(Portugal) home run. It turned a good inning into a great one."
"Just coming out and scoring
six in the first inning. Being able to go out on defense in the top of the
second knowing we had put up a six spot calmed any nerves there might have been
and there was the feeling that 'hey, we can do this.'"
"We never like to give up
three runs in the seventh inning like we did today but it was kind of good in a
way. They came back and it woke us up. We know these teams aren't going to roll
over for us. We have had difficulty wining the first games of these tournaments
lately and the seventh inning was like a slap in the face. It was a reminder
that no matter what the score, no team is going to give up. They're all here to
win, just like we are."