November 21, 2014

Doane College goes 2-0 in first day of GPAC softball tourney

Second seed Doane and four seed Morningside each went 2-0 in day one competition at the 2012 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Softball Tournament in Hastings, Nebraska. The eight-team double elimination tournament is being played at the Smith Softball Complex and is hosted by Hastings College.

Eight games were played on Thursday afternoon. Top seed Northwestern, three seed Concordia, seven seed Midland, and eighth seed Hastings all went 1-1. Fifth seed Dakota Wesleyan and sixth seed Dordt went 0-2 and were eliminated from the tournament.  Play will resume on Friday at Noon with two elimination games. Hastings will play Concordia and Midland will match up with Northwestern. Doane and Morningside will play in a 2pm winners bracket final contest. The winner will advance to championship play on Saturday at Noon.

The GPAC tournament champion will earn the league’s lone berth in the NAIA National Softball Championship in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The 32 team final site tournament will be played May 17-23.

GPAC Softball Tournament

Hastings, Nebraska (Hosted by Hastings College)

Smith Complex

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Game 1: #1 Northwestern 6, #8 Hastings 3

Game 2: #4 Morningside 4, #5 Dakota Wesleyan 0

Game 3: #3 Concordia 8, #6 Dordt 3

Game 4: #2 Doane 11, #7 Midland 2 (5 Innings)

Game 5: #8 Hastings 5, #5 Dakota Wesleyan 3 (Dakota Wesleyan Eliminated)

Game 6: #7 Midland 4, #6 Dordt 3 (Dordt Eliminated)

Game 7: #4 Morningside 11, #1 Northwestern 3 (6 Innings) (Winners Bracket)

Game 8: #2 Doane 6, #3 Concordia 5 (Winners Bracket)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Game 9: #8 Hastings vs. #3 Concordia, NOON (Field 1) (Elimination Game)

Game 10: #7 Midland vs. #1 Northwestern, NOON (Field 4) (Elimination Game)

Game 11: #4 Morningside vs. #2 Doane 2:00 pm (Field 1) (Winners Bracket Final)

Game 12: Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10, 2:00 pm (Field 4) (Elimination Game)

Game 13: Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 11, 6:00 pm (Field 1) (Elimination Game/Losers Bracket Final)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Game 14: Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 13, NOON (Field 1)

Game 15: If-needed Game, 2:00pm (Field 1)