TAMPA, Florida -- For the sixth time, the University of Tampa returned home from the NCAA baseball tournament winning the National Championship. But when they arrived at Tampa International Airport this morning, it was a special homecoming.
The Tampa Fire Department welcomed them back with a hero's welcome of fire truck water canons spraying the plane as they passed through.
The Spartans beat Minnesota State-Mankato last night in the division II national title game, 8-2, in Cary, North Carolina. The win gave the program its first national championship since back-to-back title runs in 2006 and 2007.
Head Coach Joe Urso and the tournament's Most Outstanding Player, Jacob Schrader, joined Sports Anchor Chris Fischer in the 10 News studio this afternoon for an interview.