MADISON, S.D. - Mayville State (30-4-1 overall record) is the top seed for the upcoming NAIA Baseball Unaffiliated (Association of Independent Institutions and Frontier conferences) Conference Tournament. The double-elimination tournament kicks off on Wednesday, May 1 at the Jack Brown Stadium in Jamestown, N.D.
The tournament starts with No. 5 seed Dakota State (10-28) taking on No. 4 seed Valley City State (N.D.) (13-24) on Wednesday at 11 a.m. No. 2 seed and host-team Jamestown (N.D.) (25-9) faces No. 3 seed Dickinson State (N.D.) (25-17) in the second game of the day at 2:30 p.m.
The winner of Dakota State-Valley City State game will play the No. 1 seed Mayville State on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.
The tournament runs through Friday with the championship game at 3 p.m. If necessary, the second championship game will be held on Saturday.
The winner of the conference tournament will earn an automatic bid to the NAIA Baseball National Tournament Opening Round. The national tournament's opening round will be held on nine different campus sites selected by the NAIA on May 9-13.
2013 NAIA Baseball Unaffiliated Conference Tournament (Association of Independent Institutions/Frontier Conferences) - Jack Brown Stadium - Jamestown, N.D.
Wednesday, May 1
Game 1: No. 5 seed Dakota State (10-28 overall record) vs. No. 4 seed Valley City State (N.D.) (13-24) - 11 a.m.
Game 2: No. 3 seed Dickinson State (25-17) vs. No. 2 seed Jamestown (N.D.) - 2:30 p.m.
Game 3: No. 1 seed Mayville State (30-4-1) vs. Game 1 winner - 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 2
Game 4 (Loser's Out game): Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser - 11 a.m.
Game 5 (Winner's Bracket): Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner - 2:30 p.m.
Game 6 (Loser's Out game): Game 4 winner vs. Game 3 loser - 6 p.m.
Friday, May 3
Game 7 (Loser's Out game): Game 6 winner vs. Game 5 loser - 12 p.m.
Game 8 (Championship game): Game 5 winner vs. Game 7 winner - 3 p.m.
Saturday, May 4
Game 9 (If necessary - second championship game if Game 5 winner record first loss of the tournament): Game 8 winner vs. Game 8 loser - TBA
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director