For the first time since moving to TD Ameritrade Park, the College World Series holds three games in one day. It was a team effort Thursday to make it happen and some fans liked the change of pace.
“It's wonderful.” Debra Herrin made the trip from South Carolina to visit her family and cheer on the Gamecocks. After dealing with Wednesday night's downpour, she was glad the game was moved to Thursday morning.
"So we went today, it was fabulous, wonderful. Michael (Roth) was pitching, he was great, the Gamecocks are wonderful and we're going tonight. We have tickets already tonight."
“Absolutely great, my aunt said they did it just for her so she could see them play more games,” said Danielle Morrow, Herrin’s niece.
It took hours of talks before the NCAA decided to postpone Wednesday night's game between Kent State and South Carolina. The game was rescheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, creating a tripleheader for the College World Series.
The major adjustments that had to be made were starting the Metro Area Transit schedule for shuttles and the stadium circulator about five hours earlier. Plus Omaha police and first responders had to make sure they would have personnel in place for the early start.
"Every year there's different challenges and when there's weather like this I know it was the right call,” said Kathryn Morrissey of CWS Omaha.
Some fans really enjoyed the day full of energy. "It's crazy. I like it though because it keeps it going and it's fun. Boom, boom, boom, so I like that there's more games, said Morrow.
“No, I don't think it would've been this busy, not if it was just two games,” said Jo Kopp of Omaha.