Fans Greet Team as They Head Home from Omaha

Published 06/18 2014 02:00PM

Updated 06/18 2014 05:13PM

By: Meredith Hillgartner

LUBBOCK,TX- The Red Raiders are back in the Hub City, after their firs trip to Omaha for the College World Series. 

This is the first time in program history the team made it to the competition. 

The team lost their first game to TCU on Sunday, and fell to Ole Miss Tuesday afternoon. 

The crowd Wednesday morning at the Chaparral Jet Center was anything but quiet, as they cheered and clapped, trying to let the team know how proud the city is of them. 

Many fans and players expressed their hope and determination to get back to Omaha next year; including Vicki Keller.

"They need to hold their head so high because they got so far this season," Keller said. "This is the first time you're going to the World Series. You'll be back."

Darrell Cruit brought his grandchildren to the homecoming, because, he said, it was something they had to experience. 

" [It is] just another chance to get the Tech name out there and support," Cruit said. "We're very proud of them. They did something that nobody else has accomplished in Tech history and that's great."

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