By: Alex Crescenti | WCTV Eyewitness News
June 6, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida State fans had their eyes glued to the television Tuesday night, watching history being made.
We arrived just as the softball team was making its rally in the second inning. Speaking with multiple groups of people watching the game inside Buffalo Wild Wings, some say they have followed the team since the beginning of the season, and some tuned in when the Women's College World Series began.
But, all said they've been experiencing a roller coaster of emotions watching this team go through the series, earning the name "Cardiac Kids."
"It will just bring better softball to Tallahassee. Their schedule is going to be better, more people are going to want and play them, they're going to get better recruits," said Don Adams, who was cheering on with his family.
"Especially in a small town like Tallahassee with a local sports team doing well, it really gets the city closer together and really means a lot for the community," added Greg Anne.
This is FSU softball's first national title, and marks the first time an Atlantic Coast Conference team has won the championship, or even.made it to the final series.
FSU President John Thrasher took to Twitter on Wednesday to congratulate the team:
“Congratulations @FSU_Softball! Jean and I are so proud of these young women. They showed the world their heart, their grit and their determination ... They proved they were the best team in the nation, and it was so much fun to watch them do it!! - FSU President John Thrasher pic.twitter.com/dduv84GeaZ— Florida State University (@floridastate) June 6, 2018
The team is set to return home to Tallahassee at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Welcome the champs home today. We will have Championship Celebration details coming today as well. pic.twitter.com/1IfqNrs3pq— FSU Softball (@FSU_Softball) June 6, 2018