The Brown family has seen a lot of baseball this summer.
The Nolensville Little League team's young star, Nolan, is the son of Vanderbilt's pitching coach Scott Brown. The family watched as Scott's team made a run to the finals of the College World Series and two months later is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to watch Nolan play in the Little League World Series on Thursday.
During an interview in the stands with ESPN's Julie Foudy, Nolan's mom admitted that watching her son play "is probably a lot more exciting than Omaha." She said that she is close with all the other Nolensville parents and enjoys that they all can be there together.
She added that the family's summer has been completely dominated by baseball, but that they "love every second of it."
Although his mom might prefer Williamsport, Nolan had a different answer when asked what his favorite place he has traveled to is. The ESPN broadcast shared Nolan's simple answer during the start of the game: Omaha, Nebraska.
The 2022 season will be Scott’s 10th as the pitching coach and seventh as associate head coach. In his time with Vanderbilt, the team has made four College World Series finals appearances, so it is safe to say that Nolan has had ample chances to visit his favorite place.
Claire Kuwana is a sports reporting intern at the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Contact her at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @clairekuwana.