Kent State fans 'flash' to Omaha for College Baseball World Series

OMAHA, Neb. - By plane, by car, by RV and by bus, fans of Kent State University came to Omaha to support their Golden Flashes in the NCAA College World Series.

A bus chartered by KSU alum Josh Cribbs spent 15 hours crossing the Midwest to arrive here in Nebraska for the Saturday afternoon game.

A sign of how enthusiastic support of the Kent baseball team has been can be seen in ticket sales. Kent State was the only school of the eight in the playoffs to sell all 700 tickets they were allotted.

One fan said visiting the college world series had been on his"bucket list" for years by having his Kent State team in the world series was the perfect Father's Day gift for him.

Another fan used the trip as a present for his girlfriend.

"It's been an unreal experience and I'd do it again in a heartbeat," said Ryan Orr.

Orr brought his girlfriend Michelle Martinez to the game for her birthday.

"It's so much fun, I love baseball. I'm so excited for Kent, I really hope they win," Martinez said.

The setting of the game and aura surrounding the college world series amazed Billy Hostetler of Wooster.

"It's more than I could ever dream of, it's ridiculous."

I'm in Omaha, with NewsChannel 5 Sports Reporter Mike Cairns, to cover Kent State's run through the College World Series. We'll have reports and updates throughout the weekend, here on

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