April 29, 2009
The Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) Softball Postseason Tournament pairings and times have been announced. The tournament will be held at the Gress Softball Complex, in Dickinson, N.D. on Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd.
DAC regular season champion Dickinson State (33-3, 18-0 DAC) and runner-up Jamestown (24-17, 12-8 DAC) receive byes in the first round. The opening tournament games have fourth seeded Dakota State (17-25, 7-9 DAC) facing fifth seed Black Hills State (15-14, 6-10 DAC) at 10:00 a.m. (MT) on field one. Number three seed Minot State (23-14, 9-9 DAC) will face sixth seeded Mayville State (9-30, 3-15 DAC) at 10:30 a.m. (MT) on field three.
The winner of Dakota State-Black Hills State will face number one seed Dickinson State at 12:00 p.m. (MT) on field one. Jamestown will face the winner of Minot State-Mayville State contest at 12:30 p.m. (MT) on field three.
The DAC Postseason Tournament Champion receives an automatic berth to the NAIA National Tournament.
The pairings and times are listed below:
Day One - Saturday, May 2nd
Game 1: (5) Black Hills State vs. (4) Dakota State - 10:00 a.m. (MT) - Field One
Game 2: (6) Mayville State vs. (3) Minot State - 10:30 a.m. (MT) - Field Three
Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. (1) Dickinson State - 12:00 noon (MT) - Field One
Game 4: Game 2 winner vs. (2) Jamestown - 12:30 p.m. (MT) - Field Three
Game 5 (Loser's Out): Game 2 loser vs. Game 3 loser - 2:00 p.m. (MT) - Field One
Game 6 (Loser's Out): Game 4 loser vs. Game 1 loser - 2:30 p.m. (MT) - Field Three
Day Two - Sunday, May 3rd
Game 7 (Loser's Out): Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner - 10:00 a.m. (MT) - Field Three
Game 8: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner - 10:00 a.m. (MT) - Field One
Game 9: (Loser's Out): Game 8 loser vs. Game 7 winner - 12:00 noon (MT) - Field One
Game 10 (Championship Game): Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner - 2:00 p.m. (MT) - Field One
Game 11 (If necessary): Game 10 loser vs. Game 10 winner - 4:00 p.m. (MT) - Field One
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director