College World Series Teams Arrive


The stars of the College World Series have been arriving in Omaha.

Some have even been met in Omaha with a cheering section.

When the Louisiana State University baseball team arrived in Omaha Thursday, it was like they had never left home.

Cheers welcome them just as soon as they got off the bus.

In the middle of this cheering section was the Carrollton Select, a little league team from New Orleans, getting ready for a tournament in Bellevue.

Coming to Omaha and running into their hometown heroes meant a lot to thenm, and their coach, Bill Valigosky.

“I went to LSU. I've always wanted to come up to Omaha and see them play, so I can scratch that off my bucket list," he said.

As the Tigers unloaded off the bus, fans screamed and presented their banners proudly.

Then the little league team recognized a familiar face.

It was LSU first baseman Mason Katz, who actually played for the Carrollton Select when he was their age.

He signed baseballs for the kids, and made their day.

“That's very cool. That's very cool, Mason Katz,” they said.

For Katz and his teammates, they came off the bus only focused on the competition ahead, but after a warm welcome, they're overwhelmed.

“It gave me little chills coming off here. That team that was here was the team I played on 10 years ago, so it was a pretty cool feeling for me to see all of the coaches and stuff, and all of the little guys,” said Katz.

After LSU settled in, they raced over to practice at Roddy Field at Bellevue East High school.

Other teams have been practicing across the area as well before the series starts.


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