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Eagles bask in the glow of Regional title

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Hard to imagine the UW-La Crosse baseball team being in a better place, especially when you consider the university was going to drop the sport six years ago.

Fundraising efforts kept the program beating.

And now they're headed to the NCAA Div. III World Series.

The Eagles got there with a doubleheaders sweep over Coe College Sunday after Coe had beaten the Eagles earlier in the tournament.

UW-L actually stared elimination in the face for three straight games and won all three to advance to Division III World Series for the first time in school history.

"There's just no quit. They just keep fighting and fighting. Don't know how many runs we scored with two outs this weekend. There's just no end to the fight. It was just really neat to see. I'm so proud of the players," said head coach Chris Schwarz.

"It was insane, just knowing all the hard work we put in. Plus, there was a diving catch at the end to make it all that much sweeter. I don't know what to say," said tournament MVP Taylor Kohlwey when talking about the last out Sunday.

The Eagles will play Friday night in Appleton against Salisbury University of Maryland in the opening round. Eight teams will be in Appleton, Wis. competing in the tournament.

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