Fitts has CWS mem­o­ries to share with Bull­dogs

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Trevor Fitts gets to ex­pe­ri­ence the thrill of the Col­lege World Se­ries once again at Mis­sis­sippi State.

Af­ter reach­ing col­lege baseball's big stage five years ago as a player with the Bull­dogs, Fitts re­turns to Omaha, Ne­braska, this week as co­or­di­na­tor baseball op­er­a­tions.

Fitts watched from the dugout as MSU cel­e­brated in the early hours of Mon­day morn­ing. The Bull­dogs punched the school's 10th trip to the Col­lege World Se­ries with a 10-6 vic­tory over Van­der­bilt to cap­ture the NCAA Nashville Su­per Re­gional ti­tle. of

“I was watch­ing ev­ery­body dog pile, think­ing about how spe­cial it is and hop­ing no­body got hurt,” Fitts said. “The dog pile is an awesome thing and I loved do­ing mine twice, but you hope no­body gets hurt in the mo­ment and thank­fully no­body did.”

Fitts was on the 2013 MSU team that ad­vanced all of the way to the na­tional cham­pi­onship se­ries against UCLA

Even though the Bull­dogs were swept by the Bru­ins in the fi­nals, the thing Fitts remembers the most was the sup­port they re­ceived.

“I'll never for­get the 27,000 that showed up for us,” Fitts said. “Hear­ing the ma­roon and white (cheer) the whole game and see­ing ev­ery­body show up when you are get off the bus was cool. You take things for granted in the mo­ment, but when you look back, it's pretty spe­cial.”

Fitts ap­peared in 18 games for MSU dur­ing the 2013 sea­son. He started the sec­ond game at the Col­lege World Se­ries against In­di­ana and the first game of the cham­pi­onship se­ries against UCLA..

Now that the Bull­dogs are re­turn­ing to Omaha, Fitts will be there to share some of his mem­o­ries with the cur­rent team.

“All I can just tell them is to soak up the mo­ment as much as pos­si­ble and ap­pre­ci­ate how much ma­roon and white is go­ing to show up,” Fitts said “I'll say go watch

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Donoho, MSU ath­letic com­mu­ni­ca­tions, for Starkville Daily News) (Photo by An­drew Shurtieff, AP) (Photo by Kelly (Photo by Nati Harnik, AP)

The Mis­sis­sippi State Bull­dogs have em­braced the sim­ple of the rally ba­nana on their im­prob­a­ble run to Omaha, Ne­braska, and the Col­lege World Se­ries. Mis­sis­sippi State play­ers cel­e­brate clinch­ing their Col­lege World Se­ries berth in 2013.

Trevor Fitts throws for Mis­sis­sippi State dur­ing the NCAA Col­lege World Se­ries cham­pi­onship fi­nals in 2013. Fitts is now the co­or­di­na­tor of baseball op­er­a­tions for the Bull­dogs.

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