TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The sights, sounds, and energy at Bob Warn Field were contagious as ISU hosted the NCAA Regional Tournament.

The party started hours before the first pitch. Some fans tailgated in the parking lots. Others lined up early to get in the gate.

Among the fans was Dan Spiceland. He is a guy who considers ISU baseball to be a special part of his life.

“This is so exciting. The weather is great, and I was the driver for this team for 12 years and what a joy it was to drive for this team,” Spiceland said.

Spiceland was the former bus driver for the Sycamore baseball team.

“They absolutely blessed my life for 12 years and now here we are not only in the regional, but hosting the regional,” Spiceland said.

Wright State fans were in smaller numbers, but they showed up loud and proud! Many were wearing Raider-themed Hawaiin shirts. Parents of Wright State players say the Hawaiian shirts came about when their season started in Hawaii. They said they figured they might as well start the tournament run in them as well.

The hot weather did not stop the fans from enjoying themselves.