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Dozens gather for watch party as Tennessee Tech falls in super regional

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Fans on campus watch Tennessee Tech play Texas in the Austin Super Regional. (WSMV) Fans on campus watch Tennessee Tech play Texas in the Austin Super Regional. (WSMV)
Fans on campus watch Tennessee Tech play Texas in the Austin Super Regional. (WSMV) Fans on campus watch Tennessee Tech play Texas in the Austin Super Regional. (WSMV)
COOKEVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A season to remember.

Tennessee Tech lost 5-2 to the Texas Longhorns in the Austin Super Regional in the best of three series.

On campus, folks had their eyes glued to these screens, hanging on every pitch.

The Golden Eagles were seeking their first College World Series appearance in school history.

Regardless, many agree this is a season to be proud of.

“They’ve worked so hard. We’ve been behind them the whole way,” said Tennessee Tech SGA President Mason Hilliard.

No one can take away from this incredible season by Tennessee Tech. The Golden Eagles, are the first team from the Ohio Valley Conference to advance to a Super Regional and win a game.

In the bottom of the third, Texas went up 4-0 and the crowd quieted down. But Tennessee Tech - one of the best offensive teams in the country - would not go down without a fight.

“This has just been a ride, let me tell you,” said Leslie Crickenberger, a staff member at Tennessee Tech. “I am a huge baseball fan and to watch our boys go out there and be on ESPN2, and I get to brag ’Tennessee Tech was on TV! We are very, very excited.”

Perhaps the biggest baseball fan on campus is Angelo Volpe. Volpe was president of Tennessee Tech from 1987 to 2000.

“It's great, it really is,” said Volpe. “The baseball team has really unified not only the campus but the community.”

Many believe this won't be the last we've heard of the Golden Eagles baseball team.

“It's been a season for the ages. But, this is nothing new. Matt Bragga has had a great program over the last many years,” Volpe said.

“They’re champions already in my mind. Win or lose, I couldn’t be more proud of them,” said Crickenberger.

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