Release: May 24, 2010
baseball hosts Media Day on eve of America East tourney
Head Coach Tim Sinicki
On winning another regular
season title and earning the host role
On the mood of his team right now
"For our guys there's a level of excitement but at the same time its very business-like. We set out to win the regular season and we hoped this day would come. We've coached just about all we can at this point and other than fine tune some things - now it's time to watch the guys perform."
On the win streak, the longest current streak in the nation, and any pressure it has had on the players?
"If it has it hasn't shown. We have a pretty loose group right now and they came out to practice today in very good spirits. I don't see it putting pressure on us - we've having fun with it. The win streak grew a life of its own - it's another feather in our cap - for the hard work the guys have put in."
On setting up the schedule to be peaking come tournament time
"Our master plan is to be ready to compete when the America East schedule arrives so we try to schedule teams that maybe are a little bit better than us or our peers so we can be challenged in February, March and early April. We've played our best baseball in April and May the past few years and we continue to take that approach. Scheduling's been very important for us and once again I think it's paid off."
Having rolled through the conference season by winning 21 of 24 games, including 18 in a row, how do you see the tournament shaping up?
"We are treating this as a second season so as nice as that win streak was, and hopefully it continues, we are turning the page and setting our sites on the postseason. Every team has its eyes on the prize, which for us is to return to the NCAA regionals. Each of the teams here this week has at least one or two really good arms in their rotation and we don't take anything for granted. It may have looked easy with our conference record but there were a lot of one-run games. Every team from 1-4 has a chance to win this tournament."
On slugger Corey Taylor, who leads the America East in home runs and RBI
"Corey's probably as dangerous
a player as there is in the conference. He's a game-changer with
one swing of the bat He's multi-dimensional with speed, power
and hitting for average. I think the people in our area enjoy
watching a local player get to play Division I athletics and
Corey's worked extremely hard to turn himself into a Player of
the Year candidate in our league."
Junior outfielder Henry
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