March 23, 2013
On what it means to him to throw a no-hitter:
"It is definitely a huge moment in my career, as well as for ASU baseball. To come out and have a performance like this after the day we had yesterday, especially against No. 3 Oregon State, is great for the team and the program."
On throwing a no-hitter on the road in a tough environment:
"It felt great. They were definitely against me from the start, and then especially when we got in the later innings. I just tried to drown it out and keep pitching the same way I'd been pitching the whole game.
On the Sun Devils' defense:
"I knew they were behind me the whole game. I only had two strikeouts and they came in the last inning, so they made all the other plays for me. Only two mishaps, but that's baseball and it happens, so you just have to work around it. They played phenomenally behind me and I was really happy about it."
On throwing the no-hitter with the team in a three-game losing streak:
"It was a bounce-back day after what happened yesterday. We kind of took that to heart and we weren't going to let that happen again today. So we came out aggressive, swung the bats early and kept it going throughout the game. I just tried to come out and pitch and it all came together today."
On the preparation involved before the game:
"I tried to keep everything pretty much the same. I didn't want to change anything because it had all been working in the past. I'm kind of superstitious when it comes to baseball, just as most guys are, so I didn't do anything differently. I just tried to stay locked in the whole time and keep everything the same throughout the entire game."
On the point in the game he realized it was special:
"Not until later on in the game. I made a joke about having a no-hitter going into the second inning, but because it was so early I thought, `This is never going to last,' and I didn't realize it was perfect until we made the error in the seventh inning. I think he (Drew Stankiewicz) was more upset about it than I was. It wasn't really a big deal."
On his emotions during the game:
"Near the end, I got a little bit anxious. We started trying to do a little bit too much. I was able to calm myself down and just keep pitching the way I've been pitching the whole time."
Pitching coach Ken Knutson
On his thoughts during the game:
"I was thinking that we needed to win the game. That was the big thing. It was so tight. We didn't get a hit for four innings. As the game was going on, I was certainly aware of it, but toward the end when we got a little bit of a cushion it was more about getting the thing done."