A&M Baseball Team Welcomed Home by Fans

By: Shane McAuliffe Email
By: Shane McAuliffe Email

As the Texas A&M Baseball Team pulled into Olsen Field, fans were ready to welcome them home.

"These fans have supported us all year long and make Olsen Field what it is. It's just a honor that they would come out and be here for us. It makes our players feel good knowing that they're continuing on to play in Omaha," said Head Coach Rob Childress.

"It's great having a big crowd like this. They've supported us all year and I didn't expect anything less. It's an awesome feeling," said pitcher Michael Wacha.

Just 12 hours after punching their ticket to the College World Series in Omaha, the guys were still buzzing from their victory over Florida State.

"I couldn't sleep last night. I didn't go to bed till three and we had to get up at 6:30 and it's been hectic. It hasn't sunk in as much as I thought it would and I can't wait to get on the plane to get there. Once we get there we're going to really know what it's like,' said catcher Kevin Gonzales.

And fans were buzzing too, celebrating A&M's first trip to Omaha since 1999.

"We've enjoyed watching them all season and we're so excited that they're going to the College World Series," said fan Suzanne Segner.

"We've done so much this year, it would just put the icing on the cake to win the national championship for baseball," said A&M student Haley Kelley.

"We're just very happy for them to be going to Omaha finally," said fan Gary Drost.

Texas A&M will face South Carolina in the first round of the College World Series Sunday, June 19, at 6 p.m.

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