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April 28, 2014

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MADISON, S.D. – Sixth-seeded Dakota State (S.D.) opens the NAIA Unaffiliated North Star Athletic Association/Frontier Softball Conference Postseason Tournament Friday morning against the top-seeded Dickinson State (N.D.) at 10 a.m.  Six of the seven teams in the conferences had qualified for the conference postseason tournament, which is hosted by the University of Jamestown (N.D.) at Lyle Lawrence Field in Jamestown, N.D.  The tournament runs from Friday (May 2) through Sunday (May 4).

Dakota State concluded their 2014 regular-season schedule with an overall record of 10-30 and 5-9 in NSAA conference play.  The Trojans were 5-12 in NSAA/Frontier conference games.

Dickinson State, who is riding an 18-game winning streak into the postseason qualifying tournament, holds an overall record of 35-13 and 20-1 in NSAA/Frontier game to claim the top seed.  Valley City State (N.D.) is No. 2 seed with a 21-19 overall record (10-6 NSAA/Frontier).  Host-team and No. 3 seed Jamestown (N.D.) is 21-21 overall and 13-8 in NSAA/Frontier.  Great Falls (Mont.) (14-15, 1-3 NSAA)/Frontier) is No. 4 seed, with Presentation (S.D.) (19-24, 7-11 NSAA/Frontier) at No. 4 seed.

Mayville State (N.D.), a member of the NSAA, did not qualify for the postseason tournament.  The Comets are 4-24 overall record and 2-16 NSAA/Frontier.

The NAIA Unaffiliated NSAA/Frontier tournament will be played according to the NAIA-Softball Coaches' Association Six-Team Double-Elimination Bracket.  The tournament champion receives an automatic berth to the NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round, which will be played on May 12-14 at ten different campus sites announced by the NAIA.

The tournament kicks off on Friday morning with DiSU-DaSU match-up at 10 a.m. on Field 11.  Also at 10:15 a.m., No. 2 seed Valley City State plays no. 5 seed Presentation on Field 8.  No. 3 seed Jamestown faces No. 4 seed Great Falls at 12 noon on Field 11.

The postseason runs through Sunday, May 4 with the championship game.  Pairings may need to be adjusted after the outcomes of Game 5 and 6 on Friday.

2014 NAIA North Star Athletic Association/Frontier Softball Championship – hosted by University of Jamestown – Lyle Lawrence Field – Jamestown, N.D. (Times are Central Time)

Friday, May 2, 2014
Game 1:  No. 1 seed Dickinson State (N.D.) 9, Dakota State (S.D.) 0 - FINAL/5 innings
Game 2:  No. 2 seed Valley City State (N.D.) 13, No. 5 seed Presentation (S.D) 9 - FINAL
Game 3:  No. 4 seed Great Falls (Mont.) 3, No. 3 seed Jamestown (N.D.) 0 - FINAL
Game 4 (Loser's Out Game):  No. 6 seed Dakota State (S.D.) 7, No. 5 seed Presentation (S.D.) 2 - FINAL - Presentation (S.D.) eliminated from postseason
Game 5:  No. 1 seed Dickinson State (N.D.) 6, No. 3 seed Jamestown (N.D.) 2 - FINAL - Jamestown (N.D.) eliminated from postseason
Game 6 (Winner's Bracket):  No. 4 seed Great Falls (Mont.) 3, No. 2 seed Valley City State (N.D.) 0 - FINAL

Saturday, May 3, 2014 (All games will be on Field 11)
Game 7 (Winner's Bracket):  No. 1 seed Dickinson State (N.D.) 3, No. 4 seed Great Falls (Mont.) 0 - FINAL
Game 8 (Loser's Out Game):  No. 6 seed Dakota State (S.D.) 3, No. 2 seed Valley City State (N.D.) 2 - FINAL - Valley City State (N.D.) eliminated from postseason
Game 9 (Loser's Out Game):  No. 4 seed Great Falls (Mont.) 5, No. 6 seed Dakota State (S.D.) 0 - FINAL - Dakota State (S.D.) eliminated from postseason

Sunday, May 4, 2014 (All games will be on Field 11)
Game 10:  No. 1 seed Dickinson State (N.D.) (38-13) vs. No. 4 seed Great Falls (Mont.) – 1 p.m. (Championship Game)
Game 11:  Game 10 winner vs. Game 10 winner – 3 p.m. (If necessary if Dickinson State suffers first loss in Game 10) Winner advances to 2014 NAIA Softball National Tournament Opening Round on May 12-14

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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  • May. 3 - Softball vs University of Great Falls - L 5-0 - recap - stats
  • May. 2 - Softball vs RVDickinson State University - L 9-0 (5 Innings) - recap - stats
  • May. 2 - Softball vs Presentation College - W 7-2 - recap - stats
  • Apr. 29 - Softball vs Dordt College - Canceled
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  • Apr. 27 - Softball vs Valley City State University - Canceled
  • Apr. 27 - Softball vs Valley City State University - Canceled
  • Apr. 26 - Softball vs Valley City State University - L 5-1 - recap - stats
  • Apr. 26 - Softball vs Valley City State University - L 10-6 - recap - stats
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