TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Florida State baseball team fell 2-0 to Michigan Monday night and now find themselves in a must win situation Wednesday night.
Tuesday, the team stepped away from baseball and focused on the things that really matter. They visited Omaha's Children's Hospital instead, something the guys said reminded them just how lucky they are.
"Being with these kids, it just shows you there's a whole lot more to life than baseball, than the College World Series," said Gage Hutchinson, FSU's R-senior pitcher.
"It's such a meaningful and memorable experience for our young men," said Mike Martin, the head coach of FSU's baseball team. "I can't tell you how proud I am of the way they conducted themselves and really brought smiles to the youngsters."
Smiles not just limited to the youngsters. Tuesday was life changing for the players as well.
"To be able to come here and impact these children's lives and give them a positive aspect to their day it's an experience I'll never forget," said Hutchinson.
An experience sometimes you need to remind you of what in this life is important.
"The loss yesterday was tough and a loss in the college world series was tough," said Hutchinson, "but coming here and seeing what these guys go through every day, you can turn it around."
"They're smiling maybe for the first time today because of the fact that our guys showed sincere interest in their loved ones," Martin said. "I'm holding back tears because having three children of my own. It's meaningful. It means a lot."