Kent State Day 1 In Omaha - 2012 College World Series
Tired and weary following a long day of travel into the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the Golden Flashes found a surge of late night energy on their way to the hotel at 1:30 am when they drove by TD Ameritrade Park.
"Everyone was so excited after the win on Monday that we were all up pretty late on Monday night in Oregon," said junior Nick Hamilton. "But as so as we left the airport and drove by the stadium on the way to the hotel everyone just came alive. There is no real way to describe the feeling."
The team took the morning to rest and catch up on some much need sleep before departing off on a tour of the ballpark mid-afternoon.
"This place is just phenomenal," said Head Coach Scott Stricklin. "They didn't miss a beat every part of the ball park is perfect. I had the chance to see it for the first time last summer, but to be here with our team now is something pretty special."
One of the things that make the College World Seires so special is the people and fan support from the city of Omaha. Everywhere team members, coaches and support staff wne there was nothing by congradulations and outgoing support for the Golden Flashes.
The team returned to the playing field at Creighton University later in the evening for practice before setting off to dinner and some needed rest with day one in Omaha officially in the books.
Thursday brings about another day full of festivities for the Golden Flashes including the official opening ceremonies and fireworks show at night so stay tuned to www.kentstatesports.com for more on Kent State's Road to Omaha
Below sophomore TJ Sutton talks about the Golden Flashes' first look inside of TD Ameritrade Park Omaha as they prepare for the 2012 College World Series.
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