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Fans flood World Series stadium as Pointers defeat Manchester


It's a big weekend for UW-Stevens Point athletics.

The team played its first game Friday in the Division 3 World Series against Manchester University, and the Pointers won in dramatic fashion.

The Pointers won 6 to 5 in ten innings. 

This is the team's fifth appearance in college history. Even though Grand Chute is miles away from Stevens Point, that didn't stop hundreds of loyal fans from making the trip to support the team they love.

Earlier Friday while the baseball team had batting practice, friends and family had tailgate practice. Hours before the game started, people flooded the stadium where they grilled up burgers and brats and sported their best purple and gold attire.

Many fans say they're not surprised with how many people made the trip to support the team. Patty Gregorich's son plays for the Pointers. She says the support has been overwhelming.

"It's just great, we have people coming from all over," she said. "So many people are here from Stevens Point, my friends are here, my sons friends. It goes to show how many athletic supporters we have. It's fun to see everybody."

Along with friends and family, fellow Stevens Point athletes also came out to support the team. Softball player Michelle Jones says that's what being a UWSP athlete is all about.

"I hope they don't get too mad about how loud we cheer," said Jones. "We've gone to as many games as we can. Being on the softball team our schedules kind of conflict but we go to as many as we can so we're hoping that, we've been loud all year so that's not going to be any less, it might even be more so hopefully they're not too upset with us."

The Pointers will play again Saturday at 7:45 p.m.

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