KENT, Ohio -- When the charter bus pulled up to Dix Stadium on the Kent State University Campus, all the players could see out the window was a sea of gold.
Fans of all ages welcomed home the baseball team.
While the Golden Flashes were eliminated Thursday, they finished in the top five of 297 teams.
In the crowd were parents, school officials, children and friends.
Several alumni baseball players were there, as were members of the KSU football team and women's basketball team.
This is the first time KSU has made it to the College World Series.
The celebration continues next Thursday, at the Student Center Ballroom. A cookout will be held for the team and fans at 5:30 p.m.