Softball - Sat, May. 4, 2013

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DICKINSON, N.D. - Follow the Dakota State University softball team in action at the NAIA Softball Unaffiliated Conference Tournament at the Gress Softball Complex. The Trojans play No. 3 seed Great Falls (Mont.) (28-14) in an elimination game this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. (Central Time)/12:30 p.m. (Mountain Time).

No. 5 seed Dakota State (16-17 overall record) dropped their first-round game to No. 4 seed Valley City State (N.D.) (9-25) by the score of 11-6.  No. 6 seed Mayville State (N.D.) (3-25) faces the Vikings in another elimination game this morning at 11 a.m. (CT)/10 a.m. (MT).  

Great Falls and Valley City State lost in the second round.

The winners of two elimination games today will face each other in the night cap at 6:30 p.m. (CT)/5:30 p.m. (MT).

Top-seed Dickinson State (N.D.) (23-13) and No. 2 seed Jamestown (N.D.) (21-11) are the remaining undefeated teams in the tournament.  They will play in the winner's bracket at 4 p.m. (CT)/3 p.m. (MT).  

The tournament runs through Sunday, May 5 with the championship game set for 1:30 p.m. (CT)/12:30 p.m. (MT). If necessary, the second championship game will be held 30 minutes after the completion of the first championship game.

The winner of the conference tournament will earn an automatic bid to the NAIA Softball National Tournament Opening Round. The national tournament's opening round will be held on ten different campus sites selected by the NAIA on May 13-15, featuring four teams on each site.

2013 NAIA Softball Unaffiliated Conference Tournament (Association of Independent/Frontier Conferences) - Gress Softball Complex - Dickinson, N.D.

Friday, May 3
Game 1:  No. 4 seed Valley City State (N.D.) 11, No. 5 seed Dakota State (S.D.) 6 - FINAL - BOX SCORE
Game 2:  No. 3 seed Great Falls (Mont.) 6, No. 6 seed Mayville State (N.D.) 4 - FINAL
Game 3:  No. 1 seed Dickinson State (N.D.) 3, No. 4 seed Valley City State (N.D.) 1 - FINAL
Game 4:  No. 2 seed Jamestown (N.D.) 8, No. 3 seed Great Falls (Mont.) 0 - FINAL/5 innings

Saturday, May 4
Game 5 (Loser's Out Game):  No. 4 Valley City State (N.D.) 17, No. 6 Mayville State (N.D.) 6 - FINAL/5 innings - Mayville State eliminiated from postseason play
Game 6 (Loser's Out Game):  No. 3 Great Falls (Mont.) 6, No. 5 Dakota State (S.D.) 2 - FINAL - BOX SCORE - Dakota State eliminiated from postseason play
Game 7 (Winner's Bracket):  No. 1 Dickinson State (N.D.) 5, No. 2 Jamestown (N.D.) 2 - FINAL/12 innings
Game 8 (Loser's Out Game):  No. 3 Great Falls (Mont.) 6, No. 4 Valley City State (N.D.) 3 - FINAL - Valley City State eliminated from postseason play

Sunday, May 5
Game 9 (Loser's Out Game):  No. 3 Great Falls (Mont.) 6, No. 2 Jamestown (N.D.) 2 - FINAL - Jamestown eliminated from postseason play
Game 10 (Championship Game):  No. 3 Great Falls (Mont.) 2, No. 1 Dickinson State (N.D.) 1 - FINAL
Game 11 (If necessary - second championship game if Game 7 winner record first loss of the tournament in Game 10):  No. 1 Dickinson State (N.D.) 14, No. 3 Great Falls (Mont.) 2 - FINAL/5 innings - Dickinson State advanced to NAIA Softball National Tournament Opening Round

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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