La Crosse, WISCONSIN (WXOW) These aren't exactly easy days for the boys of summer, or in UW-La Crosse's case, the boys of spring.
The Eagles baseball team, like many, playing the waiting game while the final snow and ice melt off their fields.
They were forced to hold their outdoor practices on the football field on campus.
The Eagles are anxious to defend their conference title from last year.
Six starters and 4 starting pitchers are back from that squad that set a school record with 34 wins.
"We want to raise the bar. We want to do better than we did in the past. We want to do better than we did last year. This is a brand new season. We got a lot of guys back from last year. But it's a new team. Finding that team chemistry will help determine how we finish," said head coach Chris Schwarz.
"We have the talent to strive for it again. Things player perfectly for us last year having no mid-week conference games. We're strong again. Maybe just as strong on the pitching end and strong on the hitting end. We should be able to win a lot of games," said senior pitcher Tim Verthein.
The Eagles are off to a 7-5 start after their spring break trip out west.
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