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Softball - Sun, May. 5, 2013

Second seed Morningside came back out of the loser's bracket and posted a pair of eight run rule wins on Sunday afternoon over top seed Hastings to claim the 2013 GPAC Softball Tournament Championship at the SYA Complex in Sioux City, Iowa.  The game finals were 19-8 in five innings and 10-1 in six innings.  Both teams have secured berths in the NAIA National Softball Championship Opening Round.

Rain on Saturday forced the games to today in Sioux City.

Friday play opened with Midland eliminating Northwestern 5-0 and Doane eliminating Nebraska Wesleyan 5-3 in the 2pm games.  In the 4pm session Hastings defeated Morningside in the winners bracket final 3-0 and Midland eliminated Doane 2-1.  In the 6pm losers bracket final Morningside defeated Midland 5-2.  The win by Morningside, coupled with Hastings being in the Championship Game, assures the Mustangs the league's second berth in the NAIA National Softball Opening Round (see below).

Dakota Wesleyan and Briar Cliff were eliminated in day one action with 0-2 records.

This year's GPAC Championship was played at the SYA Complex in Sioux City, Iowa (Riverside).  The tournament was played according to an eight team double-elimination bracket. 

2013 GPAC Softball Championship
Sioux City, Iowa - SYA Complex (Riverside)
May 2-4, 2013

Day One -Thursday, May 2, 2013

SYA Complex in Sioux City, Iowa (Riverside)
(Games 1 - 8)
Game 1-
Field 2
#1 Hastings 9, vs. #8 Briar Cliff 4
Stats
Game 2-
Field 2
#5 Doane 11, #4 Midland 5
Stats
Game 3-
Field 3, 6:00 pm
#3 Northwestern 10, #6 Nebraska Wesleyan 7
Stats
Game 4-
Field 1
#2 Morningside 13, #7 Dakota Wesleyan 1 (5 inn)
Stats
Game 5-
Field 3
#4 Midland 5, #8 Briar Cliff 4 (Elimination Game)
Stats
Game 6-
Field 3
#6 Nebraska Wesleyan 10, #7 Dakota Wesleyan 2 (6 inn) (Elimination Game)
Stats
Game 7-
Field 2
#1 Hastings 13, #5 Doane 5 (6 inn) (Winners Bracket)
Stats
Game 8-
Field 1
#2 Morningside 4,  #3 Northwestern 3
Stats

Day Two - Friday, May 3, 2013
SYA Complex in Sioux City, Iowa (Riverside)
(Games 9-13)
Game 9-
Field 1, 2:00 pm
#4 Midland 5, #3 Northwestern  0 (Elimination Game)
Stats
Game 10-
Field 3, 2:00 pm
#5 Doane 5, #6 Nebraska Wesleyan 3 (Elimination Game)
Stats
Game 11-
Field 1, 4:00 pm
#1 Hastings 3, #2 Morningside 0 (Winners Bracket Championship)
Stats
Game 12-
Field 3, 4:00 pm
#4 Midland 2, #5 Doane 1 (Elimination Game)
Stats
Game 13-
Field 1, 6:00 pm
#2 Morningside 5, #4 Midland 2 (Loser's Bracket Championship)
Stats

Day Three - Sunday, May 5, 2013
SYA Complex in Sioux City, Iowa (Riverside)
(Game 14) (Game 15 if needed)
Game 14-
Field 2, NOON
(Championship #1)
#2 Morningside 19, #1 Hastings 8 (5 inn)
Stats
Game 15-
Field 2, 2:00 pm
(Championship #2)
#2 Morningside 10, #1 Hastings 1 (6 inn)
Stats 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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