Diamond Hogs Cheered From Home
Razorback fans who couldn’t make the trip to Omaha today were keeping an eye on things back home.
5NEWS Jocelyne Pruna was at Foghorn’s Sports Bar in Fayetteville, where there was plenty of excitement.
A group of young baseball players, who watched and cheered, were excited to see their favorite team in Omaha.
“Baseball is my favorite sport and it’s been three years since they’ve made it to the College World Series,” 10 year-old Gray Smith, catcher for the team Dogtown, said.
The last time the Diamond Hogs made it to the College World Series was in 2009 and these young fans, who traveled from North Little Rock, said they look up to the players.
“I’ve always grown up here and I know a lot of people who go to that school and they are just my idol,” Davis Wofford, first base, said.
Ricky Hogg, who doesn’t miss a baseball game and he says the team played well against Kent State.
“I thought we were in control from start to finish, exactly what I expected. Great coaching, great players, proud to be an Arkansas fan,” Ricky Hogg said.
This win wasn’t only for the team but for the fans that support the University of Arkansas baseball program.
“It’s awesome for the program, it’s awesome for the town to be out there, the OmaHogs. It’s a pretty neat thing out there,” Scott Yard, said.
Razorback fans said the town’s mood changes after a hog victory and said they hope the team keeps winning.
“I hope they win. I hope we go all the way. It would be a wonderful time in Fayetteville,” Wesley Smith, said.
The young baseball fans said they have faith in their team.
“They are doing well and I hope they win the championship,” Gray Smith, said.