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Fans give Vol baseball team a warm welcome home from Omaha

The baseball team will arrive back in Knoxville this afternoon.

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — The Vols arrived home Wednesday from Omaha after an amazing season. 

Athletic Director Danny White invited the public to greet the team when they arrived home. 

Quite a few fans showed up decked out in orange, cheering as they pulled up at the Lindsey Nelson Stadium left field gate around 2:45 p.m. You can watch their arrival below:

The Vols were eliminated from the College World Series after its loss to Texas on Tuesday afternoon. However, they ended their season with a 50-18 winning record. 

Although Vols fans were sad to see their favorite team defeated in the College World Series, hundreds rallied for a chance to meet the players on Thursday afternoon at the Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

The baseball Vols tweeted out an invite to a 'fan appreciation' event, where the players would sign autographs, take pictures and talk with their fans.

Hundreds of people, dressed head to toe in Tennessee orange, showed up in support.

One young super-fan, Grayson Harrell, said he aspires to play on the Vols baseball team when he gets older. For now, he is a pitcher and first baseman for Cyclones Baseball.

"Today, I am getting autographs from some of the Tennessee players and I'm very, very excited about it," Harrell said. 

Fans, friends and families were invited onto the Lindsey Nelson Stadium diamond for the event.