2018 NSAA Softball Tournament Brackets Set

2018 NSAA Softball Tournament Brackets Set

2018 NSAA Softball Tournament Bracket

 

MADISON, S.D. – The brackets for the 2018 North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Postseason Softball Tournament are set for May 4-7, 2018.  Presentation (S.D.) will be this year's conference tournament host site.  The tournament takes place at the Players Softball Complex in Aberdeen, S.D. on Field A and D (located on Brown County Highway 19).

Top eight seeds advance to the NSAA Softball Postseason Conference Tournament, which feature two brackets with four teams each—Gold Bracket and Navy Bracket—using a double-elimination within each bracket.  The seeding is based on the regular-season North Star conference record (winning percentage).

Jamestown (N.D.) (39-6 overall record, 22-3 NSAA conference record), 2017 North Star Softball Tournament defending champion, will be the top overall seed for the conference postseason tournament.  The Jimmies will be placed in Gold Bracket section of the tournament, along with No. 4 seed Bellevue (Neb.) (31-21 overall record, 13-11 NSAA), No. 5 seed Dakota State (S.D.) (19-28 overall record, 13-15 NSAA) and No. 8 seed Mayville State (N.D.) (12-27 overall record, 8-18 NSAA).

The NSAA conference tournament kicks off with UJ taking on MSU on Friday morning at 10 a.m. on Field A, followed by the BU taking on DaSU at 12 p.m.  The double-elimination continues with a loser's out game on Friday at 2 p.m.

Friday's winners will advance to the next round on Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. on Field A.  The loser of that game and the winner of Friday's loser out game will square off in an elimination game of the Gold Bracket on Saturday at 1 p.m. on Field D.

The Gold Bracket championship game is set for Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on Field D, vying for a berth in the NSAA Conference Championship game.  If the team with no loss in the Gold Bracket loses that game, an 'if necessary' game will be played on Sunday at 12 p.m.

Valley City State (N.D.) (37-10 overall record, 20-5 NSAA) is the No. 2 seed and will play in the Navy Bracket along with No. 3 seed Dickinson State (N.D.) (25-18 overall record, 16-10 NSAA), No. 6 seed Waldorf (Iowa) (10-31 overall record, 9-17 NSAA) and No. 7 seed Presentation (S.D.) (17-28 overall record, 8-16 NSAA).

The Vikings kick off the Navy Bracket versus the Saints at 10:30 a.m., followed by the Blue Hawks taking on the Warriors at 12:30 p.m.  The double-elimination tournament continues with a loser's out game at 2:30 p.m.  Friday's Navy Bracket games will be played on Field D.

Friday's winners advance to the winner's bracket on Saturday at 11 a.m. on Field D.  The loser of that game will play in an elimination game on Field A on Saturday at 1:30 p.m., with the winner advancing to the bracket's championship game versus the undefeated team in the Navy Bracket.

The final two remaining teams in Navy will compete for the NSAA championship berth on Saturday at 4 p.m. on Field A.  If undefeated team in the Navy Bracket loses that game, an 'if necessary' game is set for Sunday at 12 p.m. on Field A.

Gold Bracket and Navy Bracket winners will meet in the NSAA Championship Game on Field D, featuring a best-of-three series format.  Depending on the outcome of each bracket, the first championship game is set for either 12 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.  The second game of the best-of-three series is slated for Sunday at 2:30 p.m. or Monday at 11 a.m.  The third and 'if necessary' game is set for Monday at 1:30 p.m.

The tournament champion receives the NSAA's automatic berth to the NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round, which will be played on May 14-16 at ten different campus announced by the NAIA.

Viterbo (Wis.) did not qualify for the North Star Softball Conference Tournament and ended their season at an overall record of 13-30 and 7-20 NSAA.

2018 North Star Athletic Association Softball Championship – hosted by Presentation (S.D.) College
(Overall Record, NSAA record) – Times in Central Time

 

For updated results please visit www.playnorthstar.com

 

 

Friday, May 4, 2018
Gold Bracket – Field A
Game 1:  No. 8 seed Mayville State (N.D.) (12-27, 8-18 NSAA) vs. No. 1 seed Jamestown (N.D.) (39-6, 22-3 NSAA) – 10 a.m. LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP
Game 2:  No. 5 seed Dakota State (S.D.) (19-28, 13-15 NSAA) vs. No. 4 seed Bellevue (Neb.) (31-21, 13-11 NSAA) – 12 p.m. LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP
Navy Bracket – Field D      
Game 1:  No. 7 seed Presentation (S.D.) (17-28, 8-16 NSAA) vs. No. 2 seed Valley City State (N.D.) (37-10, 20-5 NSAA) – 10:30 a.m. LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP
Game 2:  No. 6 seed Waldorf (Iowa) (10-31, 9-17 NSAA) vs. No. 3 seed Dickinson State (N.D.) (23-17, 14-9 NSAA) – 12:30 p.m. LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP
Loser's Out Game      
Gold Bracket Game 3:  Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 – 2 p.m. – Field A LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP
Navy Bracket Game 3:  Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 – 2:30 p.m. – Field D LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP

 

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Winner's Bracket Game
Navy Bracket Game 4:  Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 – 11 a.m. – Field D LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP
Gold Bracket Game 4:  Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 – 11:30 a.m. – Field A LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP
Loser's Out Game
Navy Bracket Game 5:  Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 – 1 p.m. – Field D LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP
Gold Bracket Game 5:  Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 – 1:30 p.m. – Field A LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP
Bracket Championship Game      
Navy Bracket Game 6:  Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 – 4 p.m. – Field A LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP
Gold Bracket Game 6:  Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 – 4:30 p.m. – Field D LIVE STATS BOX SCORE REAP

  

Sunday, May 6, 2018
If Bracket A and/or B suffer first loss in tournament:
Navy Bracket:  Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6 – 12 p.m. – Field A LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP
Gold Bracket:  Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6 – 12 p.m. – Field D LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP
If there is no 'if necessary' game, then NSAA Championship Game – Best-of-three series (Field D):
Championship Game #1:  Navy Bracket winner vs. Gold Bracket winner – 12 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP
Championship Game #2 – 2:30 p.m. (if only two games) LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP

 

Monday, May 7, 2018
NSAA Championship Game – Best-of-three series (if there were 'if necessary' bracket games on Sunday (Field D):
Championship Game #2 – 11 a.m. LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP
Championship Game #3 (If necessary) –1:30 p.m. LIVE STATS BOX SCORE RECAP


Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director