Nebraska Wesleyan received the No. 3 seed for the 2012 GPAC Postseason Baseball Championships that will be played May 3-5 in Lincoln. The Prairie Wolves will face No. 6 Concordia University on Thursday (May 3) at 11:30 am at Sherman Field.
Doane College, the GPAC regular season champion, is the No. 1 seed in the GPAC Tournament. The Prairie Wolves and Bulldogs are in the same bracket as No. 2 Morningside College and No. 7 Mount Marty College. The winners of both games will play at 6:00 pm on Thursday at Haymarket Park with the losers meeting in an elimination game at 8:30 at Haymarket Park.
NWU and Concordia just faced each other on Saturday in the regular season finale as the two teams split. The Prairie Wolves and Bulldogs also played a nonconference game earlier this season with NWU winning as they have taken two of the three games.
The eight team double elimination tournament will take place at both Haymarket Park and Sherman Field. Tickets are $10 for adults and $3 for students and are good for all day at both fields.
GPAC Baseball Tournament
Thursday, May 3 (All games 7 innings)
Records (Overall, GPAC)
Gm. 1 - Haymarket Park - #1 Doane (32-17, 16-4) vs. #8 Briar Cliff (25-28, 9-11)
Gm. 2 - Sherman Field - #2 Morningside (25-19, 13-7) vs. #7 Mount Marty (21-26, 10-10)
Gm. 3 -Sherman Field - #3 Nebraska Wesleyan (18-20, 12-8) vs. #6 Concordia (25-26, 10-10)
Gm. 4 -Haymarket Park - #4 Dakota Wesleyan (23-30, 11-9) vs. #5 Northwestern (27-21, 11-9)
Break at Both Fields (3-5pm)
Gm. 5 - Haymarket Park - Winner Gm. 2 vs. Winner Gm. 3
Gm. 6 - Sherman Field - Winner Gm. 1 vs. Winner Gm. 4
Gm. 7 - Haymarket Park - Loser Gm 2 vs. Loser Gm. 3
Gm. 8 - Sherman Field - Loser Gm. 1 vs. Loser Gm. 4
Friday, May 4 (All games 9 innings)
Gm. 9 - Haymarket Park - Winner 5 vs. Winner 6
Gm. 10 - Sherman Field - Winner 7 vs. Loser 6
Gm. 11 - Haymarket Park - Loser 5 vs. Winner 8
Gm. 12 - Haymarket Park - Loser 9 vs. Winner 10*
Gm. 13 - Haymarket Park - Winner 9 vs. Winner 11*
Saturday, May 5 (All games 9 innings)
Gm. 14 - Haymarket Park - Winner 12 vs. Winner 13
(Elimination Game or Championship #1)
If Needed Game (30 Minutes after Gm. 14) -
Gm. 15 - Haymarket Park
(Championship Game #1 or If needed Championship #2)
* Pairings may need to be adjusted to avoid previously or recently matched opponents