The baseball team fought their way through four separate tournaments with a 14-2 record. They now represent North Carolina as one of the top eight teams in the nation.
"They're as excited as they can be," says head coach Rob Smalling. "It's a tremendous thing to see their faces when they came off the field last Sunday and they knew they were going to California It's been a great experience."
The Mudcats, who are sponsored by the minor leagueCarolina Mudcats, left for California early Wednesday morning.
Their first game of the World Series is Friday.
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