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Hundreds of fans welcome home champion CCU baseball team at airport

Fans giving the "Chants Up" sign at the airport. (Source: George Umbenhauer) Fans giving the "Chants Up" sign at the airport. (Source: George Umbenhauer)
More fans waiting for the Chants to arrive (Source: George Umbenhauer) More fans waiting for the Chants to arrive (Source: George Umbenhauer)
The Chants' plane touches down at the Myrtle Beach International Airport. (Source: George Umbenhauer) The Chants' plane touches down at the Myrtle Beach International Airport. (Source: George Umbenhauer)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Hundreds of fans turned out at the Myrtle Beach International Airport late Thursday night to welcome home the Coastal Carolina University baseball team after their big win at the College World Series in Omaha.

The plane landed at the General Aviation Airfield at about 11:50 p.m. Thursday, and the champions were greeted by throngs of fans and family as they stepped off the plane.

WMBF News reporter Josh Roberson was there with the fans, and had to talk Maxine Rabon, the grandmother of G.K. Young, the Coastal player who hit a home run in the sixth inning, scoring two runs and paving the way for a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Wildcats.

When she saw her grandson hit the homer, Rabon said she, “yelled and screamed and hollered and cried, all at one time – every emotion went through me.”

“We’re the king of the crop right now and everybody’s going to want us and everybody’s going to know who we are,” she said. “We’re no longer the underdog, we’re on top of the pile.”

The CCU baseball team will be celebrated Friday at 1:30 p.m. with a motorcade through Conway to the TD Sports Complex at CCU. Click here for the route and more details on how to cheer them on there.

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