Titans Ready for Super Regionals

The UW-Oshkosh Titans softball team returns to the Super Regionals for the first time since 1988 Friday.

OSHKOSH - The UW-Oshkosh Titans softball team is partying like it's 1988, oddly enough none of the players on the roster were even alive during their last trip to the Super Regionals.

For a young and talented team, sometimes ignorance is bliss, especially when it comes to playing a Trine University (Ind.) squad that took part in the best-of-three series last season.

"Obviously there's a little bit of pressure on us but we're going to play without pressure on us because when we play loose, we play better," Titans senior pitcher Sara Brunlieb said.

"We just want to go into it as if it was a normal game and we don't want to think of it any other way."

"There are nerves," Titans junior outfielder Caitlin Hoerning. "Mostly when we step on the field, all the nerves go away and it's just a game of softball."

"Just stress to them, take it all in, enjoy it," Titans head coach Scott Beyer said.

"Understand what you've done, you've done something pretty cool, it's been a long time. Anytime you take 30 years to do something, it's a pretty special thing so there's a buzz, just trying to soak it all in right now."

It will be a roughly six-hour trip from Oshkosh to Angola, Indiana, site of this year's super regional.

The bus ride will give the young team plenty of time to check out the classic movies which appeared during their last trip to the regional.

Coach Scott Beyer suggested Die Hard as a starting point, with other suggestions up for debate during their travels.

First pitch inside the circle between the Titans and Thunder will take place Friday afternoon at 3 p.m.

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