College World Series: Mississippi State fan, dad return home after Father's Day trip

The College World Series always seems to have some of the most special storylines in all of sports, but on this Father's Day, and earlier this week we watched a special story unfold. 

Mississippi State fan Matt Lea lives 12 hours from his father who is battling Alzheimer’s Disease. That didn't stop him from giving him the surprise of a lifetime for Father's Day. 

"Surprised my dad today to tell him I’m taking him to Omaha to watch @HailStateBB play. His Alzheimer’s is setting in fast but I know he’s going to have a blast this weekend. Hail State!!!," Lea said on Twitter. 

Lea's father played baseball at Mississippi State during his college years.

Lea documented the special trip on his Twitter account: 

Mississippi State sent Lea and his father out on quite a high note, winning in walk-off fashion for the third time this postseason. 

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