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Eagles ready to soar at Div. III World Series

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The Eagles are avoiding the 'just happy-to-be-there' approach to the NCAA Div. III College World Series.

They'll make their debut Friday night against Salisbury in Appleton, Wis.

UW-La Crosse has shown a knack for cranking things up with the pressure increases.

They had to win three straight games last weekend just to get to the World Series.

They've also been clutch.

In the Midwest Regionals, the Eagles scored 30 of their 58 runs after two outs.

"I think one key is that we need to just slow it down. It's new for everybody. It's the first time in history. I think if we can just slow it down and take it in at the same time, but not get overwhelmed with the situation, we should be fine," said outfielder Bryce Barsness.

"Toughness is what we learned. I think we learned we might be a little tougher than we thought. Whether it's a three-game weekend or a seven day week I think we have the toughness and the ability to get through it," said head coach Chris Schwarz.

The Eagles and Salisbury are set to start at 7:45 PM Friday at Fox Cities Stadium.

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