Q-and-A with Providence’s Brian Jenner

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Your coach Mark Smith said you’ve really contributed toward the end of the season when it counts.

I’ve been working really hard and trying my best to get on base in the middle of the order.

There was a point when your team was under .500 as late as three weeks before the sectionals. Did you guys ever get down on yourselves?

No, because we’ve never been that bad. The talent was always there and we just had to keep remembering to stick with it. The most important thing is to be relaxed and know that you can win.

At one point, Providence lost nine in a row before winning 11 of 12. When did you think you could turn it around?

That first game after the losing streak against Lincoln-Way East (a 10-0 victory May 9). You could tell after that game and after the streak was finally over that things with the team were just different.

Did you get excited or nervous the deeper you went in the playoffs?

A little bit of both, but more excited because there was always the thought that we could have gotten to the state finals.

On a different subject, are you a Twitter or a Facebook person?

Twitter. I don’t even have a Facebook page. I like Twitter more because you can get (news) and updates on things several times a day.

Does Smith have a Twitter policy?

No, but he does expect us not to talk trash. It’s hard sometimes to not say something, but you have to remember that you’re part of something greater.

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