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UWSP softball points in the right direction

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STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WAOW) -- After a lost 20-20 season, UWSP's softball team is getting back to basics and is arguably better than ever.

"Everything was fine and then in a day it was crazy, like the whole world ended. It was something that no one ever had to experience, so getting it taken away was like we always had that thought of what could of been," said senior Lauren Luedtke.

Last year the Pointers got off to an 8 and 4 start, the first winning record they've had since 2013. The teams two seniors have been here since 2016, the start of a rebuild that's almost complete.

"We have something to lose now and were like never going to let that happen again we're going to go out there every single day and do the best that we can," said Luedtke.

Despite the mental toll the pandemic took, it gave time for physical recooperation.

Senior Rachael Wakefield said, "it was actually kind of a blessing in disguise because I was able to get a surgery on my shoulder that I really needed so I was able to rehab that and get all my rehab done before even the fall season was started so I was able to come back a lot stronger than I was going out on."

This year, they picked up right where they left off jumping out to a hot 14-7 start. The last time the pointers made it to regionals? 2008. If there's a year to do it again it's 2021.

Wakefield said, "we just wanna play, and show people what we got pretty much."

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Addison Van Patten

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