NSAA Conference Tournament Bracket

NSAA Conference Tournament Bracket

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MADISON, S.D. – The 2015 North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Softball Conference Postseason Tournament brackets had been set for May 1-3, 2015.  Dakota State (S.D.) will be this year's tournament host and all games will take place at Thue Softball Complex.

Top seed and regular-season champion Jamestown (N.D.) (33-12 overall record, 18-2 NSAA conference record) will play No. 6 seed Dakota State (5-32, 4-16 NSAA) to kick off the NSAA Tournament Opening Round on Friday, May 1 at 9 a.m. 

The other two opening round games on Friday feature No. 2 seed Dickinson State (36-9, 17-3 NSAA) taking on No. 5 seed Mayville State (N.D.) (6-30, 5-15 NSAA) at 11 a.m.  At 1 p.m., No. 3 seed Valley City State (N.D.) (22-20, 9-11 NSAA) plays No. 4 seed Presentation (S.D.) (19-31, 7-13 NSAA).

The NSAA Softball 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 11-13 at ten different campus announced by the NAIA.  The NAIA Softball World Series takes place in Sioux City, Iowa on May 22-28.

The postseason runs through Sunday, May 3 with the championship game.  Pairings may need to be adjusted after the outcomes of Game 5 and 6 on Friday.

2015 North Star Athletic Association Softball Championship – hosted by Dakota State University (S.D.) – Thue Softball Complex – Madison, S.D. (Times are Central Time)

Friday, May 1, 2015
Game 1:  No. 1 seed Jamestown (N.D.) (33-12 overall record, 18-2 NSAA record) vs. No. 6 seed Dakota State (S.D.) (5-32, 4-16 NSAA) – 9 a.m.
Game 2:  No. 2 seed Dickinson State (N.D.) (36-9, 17-3 NSAA) vs. No. 5 seed Mayville State (N.D.) (6-30, 5-15 NSAA) – 11 a.m.
Game 3:  No. 3 seed Valley City State (N.D.) (22-20, 9-11 NSAA) vs. No. 4 seed Presentation (S.D.) (19-31, 7-13 NSAA) – 1 p.m.
Game 4:  Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 – 3 p.m.
Game 5:  Winner Game 1 vs. Loser Game 3 – 5 p.m.
Game 6:  Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3 – 7 p.m.

Note:  Pairings may need to be adjusted after the outcomes of Game 5 and 6 on Friday, May 1. 

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Game 7:  Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 – 1 p.m.
Game 8:  Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 6 – 3 p.m.
Game 9:  Winner Game 8 vs. Loser Game 7 – 5 p.m.

Sunday, May 3, 2015
Game 10:  Game 7 winner vs. Game 9 winner – 1 p.m. (Championship Game)
Game 11:  Game 10 winner vs. Game 10 winner – 3 p.m. (If necessary if Game 7 winner suffer first loss in Game 10) Winner advances to 2015 NAIA Softball National Tournament Opening Round

Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director