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Washington comes to Omaha as big underdog

Posted at 8:46 PM, Jun 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-16 14:51:19-04

The Washington Huskies are making their first CWS appearance despite being a program since 1901. Now while the team has long odds to win the tournament, a few fans think the squad has a shot. 

Everybody loves a good underdog and the Huskies certainly fit that profile.

"They're just scrappy, like you said we started out horribly, we had a horrible first part of the season and they just came on and peaked at the right time.,” says Robert McLaughlin, Washington fan from Seattle.

Washington is coming into the CWS winning 12 of their last 17 games, including a take-down of college baseball powerhouse Cal State Fullerton in the super regionals. 

But before that run, things were rough. 

"I think we were 18-18 and lost at home to Rio Grande Valley, it was terrible but something clicked after that game and from there I think we had one of the best records in college baseball," says Niko Kahle, a Washington fan from Los Angeles.

So now Washington has found themselves in Omaha and a few fans jumped at the chance to go.

"Well it's the first time the Huskies have made it so we couldn't miss that and the Dogs like to travel and it's 50 degrees in Seattle and so this is a lot better weather, ay,” says McLaughlin.

And if you're looking for a team to root for, Huskie fan Nico Kahle thinks the crowd will enjoy watching the Washington dugout. 

"I think we have the best dugout in college baseball, you see the guys dancing and being loose, they're like at a party,” says Kahle.

They take on Mississippi State tomorrow afternoon, and despite the Bulldogs being the favorite, Washington fans are confident. 

"Ahh, no doubt we're going to win that game,” says Kahle.