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2021 GPAC Softball Postseason Tournament Bracket Announced

Sioux City, Iowa — Northwestern College earned the No.5 seed for this week’s Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) postseason tournament announced by the league office Sunday.

Northwestern finished the regular season with a 12-10 record in conference play, 26-16 overall, to claim the No.5 seed in a tie-break scenario with Doane, who also finished with a 12-10 league record. The Raiders will play No.4 seed Jamestown on Wednesday, May 5 at noon in the first game of the Midland Bracket on Christiansen Field in Fremont, Neb. The other game in the bracket pits top-seed Midland, the GPAC regular season champion, against No.8 Briar Cliff.

The Morningside bracket, hosted by the No.2 seed Mustangs, features No.3 Concordia vs No.6 Doane at 10am; the noon match-up is Morningside vs No.7 Mount Marty; all games at the Jensen Softball Complex.
2021 GPAC Softball Tournament Brackets

Midland Bracket – Christensen Field
(Records – Overall, GPAC)

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Game #1 – (4) Jamestown (32-12, 15-7) vs. (5) Northwestern (26-16, 12-10 – Noon
Game #2 – (1) Midland (32-7, 20-2) vs. (8) Briar Cliff (23-23, 8-12) – 2pm

Game #3 – Winner Game #1 vs. Winner Game #2 – 4pm
Game #4 – Loser Game #1 vs. Loser Game #2 – 6pm

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Game #5 – Winner Game #4 vs. Loser Game #3 – Noon
Game #6 – Winner Game #3 vs. Winner Game #5 – 2pm
Game #7 – If necessary (Game #6 winner/loser) – 4pm
Morningside Bracket – Jensen Softball Complex
(Records – Overall, GPAC)

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Game #1 – (3) Concordia (29-9, 15-7) vs. (6) Doane (25-22, 12-10) – 10am
Game #2 – (2) Morningside (40-7, 18-4) vs. (7) Mount Marty (19-18, 10-12) – Noon

Game #3 – Winner Game #1 vs. Winner Game #2 – 2pm
Game #4 – Loser Game #1 vs. Loser Game #2 – 4pm

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Game #5 – Winner Game #4 vs. Loser Game #3 – Noon
Game #6 – Winner Game #3 vs. Winner Game #5 – 2 pm
Game #7 – If necessary (Game #6 winner/loser) – 4 pm

GPAC Softball Tournament Championship Series – Saturday, May 8, 2021

Midland Bracket Winner vs. Morningside Bracket Winner (at highest seed)
(Best 2 of 3 Format)
11am (Game 1), 1pm (Game 2), TBA (Game 3, if needed)

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