Hogs Riding High After Ticket Punched To Omaha

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) - The Hogs are on their way back to Omaha and the College World Series for the first time in three years.

"It's unbelievable," infielder Clark Eagan said. "Growing up this is every baseball player's dream to get to Omaha. And today, just getting that final, I don't think there's ever been a feeling I've had quite this good. So, it's awesome."

At the beginning of the season the College World Series was something that didn't seem to be in their future. But, they've proved doubters wrong.

"Yeah I mean the underdog is always a good feeling," pitcher Trey Killian said. "You got a chip on your shoulder. I feel like we play better with a chip on our shoulder. You know, that's how we played all year. Nobody expected us to do anything since we were 12-12 middle of March. Look at us now, we're going to Omaha. Don't doubt us."

The excitement after today's victory is just unreal, especially for senior left fielder Joe Serrano who was apart of that 2012 team that last went to Omaha.

"It's crazy," Serrano said. "Going to Omaha not once, but just twice, I mean it's unreal and I am so happy for this squad."

Once today's high wears off it's time for business. They'll face Virginia first in Omaha, which will be a bit of a redemption match for the Hogs.

"They knocked us out last year in regional," pitcher James Teague said. "I mean, they're a great team. They've got a great staff, great offense. So, it will be a lot of fun to play them. I think we just got to keep doing what we're doing."

The Razorbacks will play on June 13th at 2 o'clock in game one against Virginia.