Sanchez may be so ignorant he never made the kids adjust.
“We knew it was going to be this kind of game,” said Mainieri. “We knew how he’d pitch us, and he did a lot of that. We knew he’s try to pitch up in the zone, and we didn’t lay off enough of them and hit too many easy fly ball outs."
Paul Mainieri was a little bit surprised by how his team responded to the strategy by UCLA and Plutko. “We worked all week on it,” said Mainieri. “We set pitching machines, throwing fastballs chest high, trying to lay off of it, get on top of it. We worked real hard on it. I though we had a pretty good play ready and we just couldn’t execute it.”
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