NC State Head Coach Elliott Avent
"I do think the heat may have taken its toll on the number of innings our pitchers could go. (Michael) Rogers we felt like could have gone a little more yesterday, (Vern) Sterry today and we had to get Joey (Devine) out a little earlier than we hoped."
"You could say it was two of the toughest days of my career or two of the best days of my career, I'm here and if I wasn't here it might be two of the toughest days of my career but to lose as we did sure it makes it tough but we have a group of guys that I don't think any coach would be any prouder of than I am with this group."
NC State right fielder Joe Gaetti
Miami Head Coach Jim Morris
"I thought our guys did a great job. It took a total team effort to be able to win this. It took a lot of pitchers to come in and be able to get it done. Shawn Valdez-Fauli had to pitch a few more innings than we expected him to, just like he did last Sunday, to be able to get a win. Of course, the big hit was the home run by Erick San Pedro. I think he got all of that one."
On his eight trip to the CWS:
"This one is very special. To be able to take a club that wasn't given a lot of respect early in the season by the polls. They kept battling and answering questions and trying to prove to people that they deserved to be ranked, because we weren't ranked by some poll; to be recognized with some of the best teams in college baseball. Now we are a part of the top eight and it just a question of who gets hot."
Miami Catcher Erick San Pedro
"I knew it was gone when I hit it. I didn't even feel it come off the bat. Usually when you get that feeling you know it's gone. I got that one pitch and tried to hit it up the middle, it just got elevated and the rest happened."
"I was trying to enjoy every minute. I can't even remember efer hitting a grand slam, especially in a situation like this."