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Auburn community welcomes home baseball team after returning from regional game

Auburn University's baseball team coming home following their loss at regionals. (Source: WTVM) Auburn University's baseball team coming home following their loss at regionals. (Source: WTVM)
AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -

It was a record season for Auburn’s baseball team.

After losing 3 to 2 in the regional game in Gainesville, Florida, the team returned to Auburn for a big surprise.

“We have enjoyed this season a lot, so we thought we would come out and thank them,” said one fan.

It was 15 minutes of cheers and chants as fans of all ages gathered outside Plainsman Park on the campus of Auburn University.

With each player came a round of applause and students weren’t the only ones celebrating the team. The entire Auburn community celebrated them.

“I didn’t go to Auburn, but my wife graduated from Auburn. I have two sons who graduated from Auburn, two grandsons who are going to Auburn, and finally, my youngest son, plays baseball for Auburn,” said Bob Whittenburg.

 “They have done awesome. They are comeback kids. They almost beat the number one team in baseball as they did in football,” said one Auburn supporter.

The players are appreciative of the gesture and the team, just shy of the World Series, came home to love and support just as if they won.

 “That’s the thing that’s different from this school and any other. The family is what brings it together. Family is what makes the environment an unbelievable place,” said Josh Anthony, a member of the baseball team.

This is the first time the team made it to Super Regional since 1999, and the first time they ever won a game in Regional.

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