Wildcats No. 5 seed for NSIC softball tournament

Wayne State officially is the No. 5 seed for the Northern Sun Conference softball tournament that begins Thursday at Sherman Park in Sioux Falls, S.D.
The Wildcats will face No. 4 seed Augustana at 12 p.m., with the winner advancing to a 12 p.m. game Friday, likely against top-seeded Minnesota State.
Ten teams are in the double-elimination tournament, which runs through Saturday, April 30. The championship game is set for 2 p.m. The tournament champion receives the conference's automatic bid into the NCAA Div. II Central Regional tournament, which runs May 6-8.
The schedule is as follows (Seeds in parenthesis):
Thursday, April 28 Games
Game 1 – (8) Bemidji State vs. (9) Northern State, 10 a.m. (Field A)
Game 2 – (7) Sioux Falls vs. (10) Southwest Minnesota St., 10 a.m. (Field B)
Game 3 – (4) Augustana vs. (5) Wayne State, 12 p.m. (Field A)
Game 4 – (3) Upper Iowa vs. (6) Winona State, 12 p.m. (Field B)
Game 5 – Game 1 winner vs. (1) Minnesota State, 2 p.m. (Field A)
Game 6 – Game 2 winner vs. (2) Minnesota Duluth, 2 p.m. (Field B)
Game 7 – Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 3, 4 p.m. (Field A)
Game 8 – Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 4, 4 p.m. (Field B)
Friday, April 29 Games
Game 9 – Game 7 Winner vs. Game 5 Loser, 10 a.m. (Field A)
Game 10 – Game 8 Winner vs. Game 6 Loser, 10 a.m. (Field B)
Game 11 – Game 3 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner, 12 p.m. (Field A)
Game 12 – Game 4 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner, 12 p.m. (Field B)
Game 13 – Game 10 Winner vs. Game 11 Loser, 2 p.m. (Field A)
Game 14 – Game 9 Winner vs. Game 12 Loser, 2 p.m. (Field B)
Game 15 – Game 11 Winner vs. Game 12 Winner, 4 p.m. (Field A)
Saturday, April 30 Games
Game 16 – Game 13 Winner vs. Game 14 Winner, 10 a.m. (Field A)
Game 17 – Game 16 Winner vs. Game 15 Loser, 12 p.m. (Field A)
Game 18 – Championship Game, 2 p.m. (Field A)
If Game 19 is needed, it will be played at 4 p.m. on Field A

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