GREAT PLAINS ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – In a very busy opening day of the GPAC tournament the 5th seeded NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY PRAIRIE WOLVES upset the 4 seeds, the MT MARTY LANCERS, by a score of 5-1. ### In the top spot the NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE (IA) RED RAIDERS had their hands full with the 8th seeded DAKOTA WESLEYAN TIGERS but emerged in the end with a 4-3 victory. In their 2nd game of the day the Red Raiders defeated the Prairie Wolves by a score of 3-1. In Dakota Wesleyan’s 2nd game they eliminated Mt Marty in a 4-3 nailbiter. ### The 6th seeded MIDLAND UNIVERSITY WARRIORS toppled the 3rd seeded MORNINGSIDE MUSTANGS 3-2. The Warriors followed that up with an 8-6 win over the (7) HASTINGS BRONCOS who themselves had stunned the (2) DOANE TIGERS 6-1 earlier in the day. Doane stayed alive by eliminating Morningside in a 2-0 shutout.
ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT INSTITUTIONS – The 4th seeded FISHER COLLEGE FALCONS put together a pair of wins yesterday. First they eliminated the (3) ASHFORD SAINTS in a 13-3 laugher, then bounced the 5th seeded UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-VICTORIA JAGUARS in a much tighter 6-5 affair. ### The top seeded CAL STATE-SAN MARCOS COUGARS stayed perfect in the tourney by defeating the 2nd seeded LSU-ALEXANDRIA GENERALS by a score of 7-2.
GOLDEN STATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – The 1 seeds, the MASTER’S COLLEGE MUSTANGS, snuck by the 4th seeded ARIZONA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY FIRESTORM in a 4-3 Instant Classic. ### The 2nd seeded CONCORDIA (CA) EAGLES edged the (3) SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN EAGLES 5-4. San Diego Christian then stayed alive by eliminating the Firestorm in a 1-0 pitcher’s duel.
WOLVERINE-HOOSIER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – The 3rd seeded INDIANA TECH WARRIORS upset the top seeded MADONNA CRUSADERS by a score of 3-1. The Crusaders staved off elimination by bouncing the (4) AQUINAS SAINTS in a 13-5 rout. ### Aquinas had advanced to the game with Madonna by eliminating the (2) DAVENPORT PANTHERS 5-2 earlier in the day.
FRONTIER CONFERENCE – The top 2 seeds in this tournament clashed yesterday with the (2) JAMESTOWN COLLEGE JIMMIES defeating the (1) MAYVILLE STATE COMETS 12-7 in TEN innings. ### The 4th seeded VALLEY CITY STATE VIKINGS survived two elimination games, sneaking past the 3rd seeded DICKINSON STATE UNIVERSITY BLUE HAWKS 7-6 then beating the (5) DAKOTA STATE TROJANS by a more comfortable 13-9 margin.
APPALACHIAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – The 6th seeded VIRGINIA INTERMONT COBRAS remain THE story of the AAC tourney. The Cobras stayed perfect with their 3rd win in a row, eliminating the (7) BRYAN LIONS in a 5-4 TEN inning nailbiter. The Lions had made it to the game with the Cobras by eliminating the (2) UNION (KY) BULLDOGS 9-7 in their 1st game of the day. ### The 5th seeded REINHARDT EAGLES took 2 games, bouncing the (4) MILLIGAN BUFFALOES 9-3 and then STUNNING the top seeds, the TN WESLEYAN COLLEGE BULLDOGS 11-4.
CHICAGOLAND COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – Another 6 seed is kicking butt and taking names in the CCAC tourney. The (6) TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE TROLLS eliminated two higher seeds yesterday, doubling up on the (3) ROBERT MORRIS (IL) EAGLES 16-8 and then crushing the (5) ST FRANCIS (IL) FIGHTING SAINTS 11-5. ### The top seeded JUDSON EAGLES had handed the Fighting Saints their 1st loss of the day earlier in a 10-0 annihilation.
THE SUN CONFERENCE – The UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA-BEAUFORT SAND SHARKS kept the 6 seed mojo rolling, staying perfect in the tournament with a 3-1 triumph over the (3) ST THOMAS (FL) BOBCATS. ### And the top seeded EMBRY RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY EAGLES eliminated the 2 seeds, the AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY GYRENES in a 1-0 epic.
CAL PACIFIC/ CASCADE GROUP – In the 2 spot the MENLO COLLEGE OAKS, eliminated the top seeded BRITISH COLUMBIA THUNDERBIRDS in a 6-0 rout. ### And the (3) CORBAN WARRIORS bounced the (5) OREGON TECH HUSTLIN’ OWLS 3-0, only to get eliminated themselves by the Thunderbirds 6-1.
MID-SOUTH CONFERENCE – Both the 3rd seeded team and the 4th seeded team came into yesterday’s title game with one loss already, so their game was for the conference crown. The (3) LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE BLUE RAIDERS triumphed over the (4) CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY TIGERS in a 10-7 game for the ages. The Blue Raiders take the MSC title and move on to the NAIA national tournament! Along the way Lindsey Wilson handed Campbellsville both their tourney losses plus defeated St Catharine and the University of the Cumberlands once each.
NJCAA REGION 1 SEMIFINALS – The COCHISE COLLEGE APACHES defeated perennial baseball powers the YAVAPAI COLLEGE ROUGHRIDERS in a 2-1 game for the ages. ### … And the SOUTH MOUNTAIN COUGARS shocked the CENTRAL ARIZONA COLLEGE VAQUEROS by a score of 4-2 in their semifinal matchup.
NJCAA REGION 201 SEMIFINALS – The SCOTTSDALE FIGHTING ARTICHOKES crushed the EASTERN UTAH GOLDEN EAGLES 10-0. ### … And the GATEWAY COLLEGE GECKOS fell to the PHOENIX COLLEGE BEARS in a much closer 5-3 outcome.