2017 NSAA Baseball Tournament Brackets set

2017 NSAA Baseball Tournament Brackets set

MADISON, S.D. – The brackets for the 2017 North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Postseason Baseball Tournament are set.  Jamestown (N.D.) and Valley City State (N.D.) will be this year's conference tournament host sites, with the opening round starting on Friday, May 5.

Live video of the baseball tournament games in Jamestown will be available at http://portal.stretchinternet.com/jamestown.

Top eight seeds advance to the NSAA Baseball Postseason Conference Tournament, which will feature two brackets—Bracket A and Bracket B—using a double-elimination within each bracket.

Bellevue (Neb.) (47-7 overall record, 23-1 NSAA conference record) has secured the first automatic NSAA bid to the NAIA Baseball National Tournament after winning the regular-season conference outright title for the second straight year.  The Bruins are the top overall seed in the conference tournament and will play in Bracket A.

Bracket A includes No. 4 seed Jamestown (N.D.) (36-17 overall record, 17-7 NSAA), No. 5 seed Dickinson State (N.D.) (21-25 overall record, 11-13 NSAA) and No. 8 seed Presentation (S.D.) (14-35 overall record, 6-18 NSAA).  The first two rounds will take place at Jack Brown Stadium in Jamestown on Friday and Saturday.  

The final two remaining teams in Bracket A competing for the NSAA conference championship berth is scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m. at Charlie Brown Stadium in Valley City, N.D.

The conference tournament kicks off with Bruins taking on the Saints Friday at 12 p.m., followed by the host-team Jimmies taking on the Blue Hawks with a scheduled first pitch at 3 p.m.

Mayville State (N.D.) (40-9 overall record, 19-5 NSAA) is the No. 2 seed and will play in the Bracket B section along with No. 3 seed Valley City State (N.D.) (25-23 overall record, 18-6 NSAA), No. 6 seed Viterbo (Wis.) (12-34 overall record, 10-14 NSAA) and No. 7 seed Waldorf (Iowa) (18-35 overall record, 9-15 NSAA).

All games in Bracket B will be played at Charlie Brown Stadium in Valley City.  The final two remaining teams in Bracket B will play in Valley City at 11 a.m. on Sunday for a berth to the NSAA championship game.

Bracket B opens up the tournament play with the Comets taking on the Warriors at 1 p.m., followed by host-team Vikings taking on the V-Hawks scheduled for 4 p.m.

The tournament continues on Saturday on both sites with a winner's bracket game and a pair loser's out games.

There will be 'if necessary' games on Monday a team suffered its first loss in each bracket in Jamestown.  If there was only one 'if necessary' game for either bracket, it will be played on Monday morning at 11 a.m. with the championship game set for 2 p.m.  If there were two 'if necessary' games for both bracket, Bracket A game will be played at 11 a.m., followed by Bracket B game at 2 p.m.  Then, the NSAA conference championship game is slated for Monday at 5 p.m.

The tournament champion receives the second NSAA's automatic berth to the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round, which will be played on May 15-18 at nine different campus announced by the NAIA.

If Bellevue advanced to the NSAA Postseason Conference Tournament's championship game on Monday, May 8, the Bracket B winner will receive the second NSAA's automatic bid to the national tournament.

All games are nine (9) innings with 10-run mercy rule after 7 innings.  There will be no 10-run rule in the championship game.

Winnipeg (Manitoba) (7-35 overall record, 5-19 NSAA) and Dakota State (S.D.) (2-30, 2-22 NSAA) did not advance to the North Star Baseball Postseason Conference Tournament.

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2017 North Star Athletic Association Baseball Championship – hosted by University of Jamestown (N.D.) and Valley City State (N.D.)
(Overall Record, NSAA record) - Central Standard Times (CST)

Friday, May 5, 2017 - Bracket A - Jack Brown Stadium, Jamestown, N.D.
Game 1:  No. 8 seed Presentation (S.D.) (14-35 overall record, 6-18 NSAA) vs. No. 1 seed Bellevue (Neb.) (47-7, 23-1 NSAA) – 1 p.m.  LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP
Game 2:  No. 5 seed Dickinson State (N.D.) (21-25 overall record, 11-13 NSAA) vs. No. 4 seed Jamestown (N.D.) (36-19 overall record, 17-7 NSAA) – 4 p.m. LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP
 
Friday, May 5, 2017 - Bracket B - Charlie Brown Stadium, Valley City, N.D.
Game 2:  No. 7 seed Waldorf (Iowa) (18-35 overall record, 9-15 NSAA) vs. No. 2 seed Mayville State (N.D.) (40-9 overall record, 19-5 NSAA) – 1 p.m. LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP
Game 1:  No. 6 seed Viterbo (Wis.) (12-34 overall record, 10-14 NSAA) vs. No. 3 seed Valley City State (N.D.) (25-23 overall record), 18-6 NSAA) – 4 p.m. LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP

 

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - Bracket A - Jack Brown Stadium, Jamestown, N.D.
Game 3 (Loser's Out Game):  Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 – 11 a.m. LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP
Game 4 (Winner's Bracket Game):  Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 – 2 p.m. LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP
Game 5 (Loser's Out Game):  Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 – 5 p.m. LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP
 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - Bracket B - Charlie Brown Stadium, Valley City, N.D.
Game 3 (Loser's Out Game):  Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 – 11 a.m. LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP
Game 4 (Winner's Bracket Game):  Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 – 2 p.m. LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP
Game 5 (Loser's Out Game)  Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 – 5 p.m. LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP

 

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - Bracket A/B - Charlie Brown Stadium, Valley City, N.D.
Game 6 (Bracket B):  Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 – 11 a.m. LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP
Game 6 (Bracket A):  Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 – 2 p.m. LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP

 

Monday, May 8, 2017 - Bracket A/B - Charlie Brown Stadium, Valley City, N.D.
If necessary when Loser Game 6 records its first loss in the conference tournament

Bracket A Game – 11 a.m.
Bracket B Game – 11 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Championship Game:  Bracket A winner vs. Bracket B winner – 2 p.m. or 5 p.m.
Winner advances to 2016 NAIA Baseball National Tournament Opening Round on May 15-18
LIVE VIDEO LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP

Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director