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Local little league team watches Wolverines take on Texas Tech

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Posted at 6:44 PM, Jun 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-21 18:44:37-04

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A few East Lansing Baseball players watched on as the University of Michigan took on Texas Tech in the College World Series.

The last time the University of Michigan won the College World Series was back in 1962.

Fifty-seven years later, and the Wolverines find themselves in a position to possible win another title.

That's why these local youth baseball players from East Lansing were watching the Wolverines take on Texas Tech at Jimmy's Pub.

The run for the Wolverines has showed these youth baseball players that they too can make it to the big stage.

"It inspires me to work harder and it makes me want to play for Michigan more because I want to experience that," East Lansing Youth Baseball Player Ben Fletcher said.

Ben watching along with his dad, Zeke, just got back from watching the Wolverines in Omaha.

"I liked it a lot, everywhere you go it's just Michigan, Michigan, Michigan. And not just Michigan but like all of the teams," Fletcher said.

"We figured the opportunity wasn't going to come very often and so we decided to head down there and it was an amazing experience. Frankly I'm hoping that if Michigan can pull out a victory that we might be heading back down there," Ben's father, Zeke said.

Although it's unknown how Michigan's season will end, their historic run has definitely made an impact on mid-Michigan's young athletes.

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