Baseball - Mon, Apr. 23, 2012

MADISON, S.D. - The Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) had announced its qualifiers and pairings for the upcoming baseball postseason tournament next week.  Dakota State was one of the six teams that will play in the independent conference tournament, which will be held in San Marcos, Calif.  The tournament is hosted by Cal State San Marcos, where the postseason will kick off on Wednesday, May 2 at CSUSM Baseball Field.

The host-team Cal State San Marcos, Arizona Christian, Dakota State, Jamestown (N.D.), Mayville State (N.D.) and Thomas (Ga.) are the six qualifiers that will compete in the postseason tournament.  The tournament features a double-elimination format.

Second-seed Jamestown and fifth-seed Arizona Christian kick off the A.I.I. Baseball tournament on Wednesday, May 2 at 9 a.m.  The defending A.I.I. conference tournament champions and top-seed Cougars host the sixth-seed DSU in the second game of the tournament at 12:30 p.m.  No. 3 seed Mayville State will face No. 4 seed Thomas at 4 p.m.  All times are in Pacific Standard Time (PST).

The tournament continues on Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4.

The A.I.I. Baseball Championship game will be held on Saturday, May 5.  The champions and runner-up each will earn an automatic bid to the NAIA Baseball National Opening Round, which is slated to start on May 11 at nine different campus sites announced by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).  Each location features a five-team double-elimination tournament.  The 46 national qualifiers for the national's opening round will be announced on May 6. 

The pairings for the A.I.I. Baseball postseason tournament are:

Wednesday, May 2 (Times in Pacific Standard Time)
Game 1:  No. 5 seed Arizona Christian (27-18 overall record) vs. No. 2 seed Jamestown (N.D.) (28-14-1) - 9 a.m.
Game 2:  No. 6 seed Dakota State (23-24) vs. No. 1 seed Cal State San Marcos (25-18) - 12:30 p.m.
Game 3:  No. 4 seed Thomas (Ga.) (24-21) vs. No. 3 seed Mayville State (N.D.) (28-16) - 4 p.m. 

Thursday, May 3
Game 6:  Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 - 9 a.m. (Elimination game)
Game 4:  Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 1 - 12:30 p.m. (Elimination game for Loser Game 3)
Game 5:  Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3 - 4 p.m.

Note:  If Loser 3 loses in Game 4, then:
Friday, May 4
Game 7:  Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 - 9 a.m.
Game 8:  Loser Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 - 12:30 p.m. (Elimination game)
Game 9:  Winner Game 8 vs. Loser Game 7 - 4 p.m. (Elimination game)

Saturday, May 5 - Championship Game
Game 10:  Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 7 - 11 a.m.
Game 11 (If necessary if Winner Game 7's first loss in Game 10):  Loser Game 10 vs. Winner Game 10 - 30 minutes after the completion of Game 10

Note:  If five teams remain after Game 6, then two teams remain after Game 9:
Friday, May 4
Game 7:  Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6 - 9 a.m. (Elimination game)
Game 8:  Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 - 12:30 p.m.
Game 9:  Winner Game 6 vs. Winner Game 7 - 4 p.m. (Elimination game)

Saturday, May 5 - Championship Game
Game 10:  Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 8 - 11 a.m.
Game 11 (If necessary if Winner Game 8's first loss in Game 10):  Loser Game 10 vs. Winner Game 10 - 30 minutes after the completion of Game 10

Note:  If five teams remain after Game 6, then three teams remain after Game 9:
Saturday, May 5
Game 10:  Winner Game 8 vs. Loser Game 9 - 11 a.m. (Elimination game)
Game 11 (Championship Game):  Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10 - 30 minutes after the completion of the Game 10.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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