OMAHA, Neb. - It’s about time to play ball! This afternoon three more teams arrived in Omaha, with the hopes of grabbing the national championship in the College World Series.
The Texas Longhorns, Oregon State Beavers, and the Florida Gators are officially in town and ready to get started.
The first pitch will be thrown out Saturday. First up to the mound is Oregon State versus North Carolina. The Beavers made their first appearance 53 years ago and were back to back champions in 2006 and 2007. This year the Beavers have a good feeling after an upsetting loss to LSU last year.
"It’s a good feeling being back this is where everyone wants to be at the end of the season,” said Jake Rodriguez, the director of baseball operations for Oregon State.
For the Longhorns this is their 36th appearance at the world series. The Longhorns are taking the diamond Sunday and the players already headed for practice Thursday.
"I’m ready to get going but it's going to be tough waiting until Sunday,” said DJ Petrinsky, a junior at Texas. Their first game is against Arkansas and the players aren’t sweating it yet.
"No nerves, it's all about us we'll see how it goes,” said Petrinsky.
The Gators are back to defend their title after winning last year. This is their 12th time in program history. The returning champs will face off against Texas Tech on Sunday. The first game of the College World series starts Saturday at 2 pm. The Sunday games start at 1 pm with the Longhorns vs. the Razorbacks.