MSUB Ready for Postseason Return - KULR8.com | News, Weather & Sports in Billings, Montana

MSUB Ready for Postseason Return

Posted: Updated:

-GNAC Sports-

PORTLAND, Ore. - The pairings are set for the third annual Great Northwest Athletic Conference Softball Championships.

A scheduled doubleheader Sunday in Billings between Western Oregon and Montana State Billings was canceled because of unplayable field conditions leaving the Yellowjackets (26-21, 14-8) in third place one game ahead of the fourth-place Wolves (21-26, 13-9).

The games will not be rescheduled as Sunday was the final day games could be played under GNAC regulations.

Both teams will travel to Yakima this week to compete in the GNAC Championships.

The championships begin Thursday at the Gateway Sports Complex.

In the opening game of the tournament at 4:30 p.m. second-seed Western Washington (28-16, 17-7) will play third-seed MSUB. The second game at 7 p.m. will match defending champion Western Oregon against GNAC regular-season champion Saint Martin's (40-16).

The winner of the double-elimination tournament will earn an automatic berth in the NCAA Division II West Regionals, which begin either Thursday, May7 or Friday, May 8. Each of the two NCAA sub-regionals will be four-team double-elimination events.

Joining the champions of the GNAC, PacWest and California Collegiate Athletic Association will be five at-large teams, based on the NCAA West Regional rankings.

In last week's regional rankings, Saint Martin's was ranked sixth and Western Washington was ranked 10th.

The NCAA will announce the eight qualifiers and the two sites for the regional on Monday (May 4) at 7 a.m. Pacific with a news release on ncaa.com.

GNAC Softball Championships (April 30-May 2 at Gateway Sports Complex, Yakima, Wash.)

Thursday: 4:30 p.m. - #2 Western Washington (28-16) vs. #3 Montana State Billings (26-21). 7 p.m. - #1 Saint Martin's (40-16) vs. #4, Western Oregon (21-26).

Friday: 2 p.m. - Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2. 4:30 p.m. - Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 (loser-out). 7 p.m. - Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 7 p.m. (loser-out).

Saturday: Noon - Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5, noon. (If necessary a second game will follow at 2:30 p.m.).


  • College SportsCollegeMore>>

  • Cats Claw Back in 118 Brawl of the Wild

    Saturday, November 17 2018 5:37 PM EST2018-11-17 22:37:34 GMT

    After the much anticipated hype this week, the 118th Brawl of the Wild kicked off in Missoula at Washington Grizzly Stadium Saturday. Aside from being the biggest college rivalry game in the state, a potential playoff berth was on the line for both teams, who each held a record of 6-4 ahead of the game. But it was the home team who quickly made their presence known early in the game. On the opening drive, the Grizzlies marched down the field and capped off the impressive 73-yard marc...

    After the much anticipated hype this week, the 118th Brawl of the Wild kicked off in Missoula at Washington Grizzly Stadium Saturday. Aside from being the biggest college rivalry game in the state, a potential playoff berth was on the line for both teams, who each held a record of 6-4 ahead of the game. But it was the home team who quickly made their presence known early in the game. On the opening drive, the Grizzlies marched down the field and capped off the impressive 73-yard marc...

  • Shelby Schweyen Signs LOI To Play For Lady Griz

    Shelby Schweyen Signs LOI To Play For Lady Griz

    Thursday, November 15 2018 10:12 PM EST2018-11-16 03:12:35 GMT

    It's finally official for Shelby Schweyen, and something that she had dreamed about since she was a little girl watching her mother coach on the sidelines: she is a member of the Montana Lady Griz basketball team.  Schweyen signed her Letter of Intent today at Sentinel High School in front of family and friends, making it official that she will get to play for her mother, head coach Shannon Schweyen. Shelby will also get the chance to play with her older sister Jordyn, who is cu...

    It's finally official for Shelby Schweyen, and something that she had dreamed about since she was a little girl watching her mother coach on the sidelines: she is a member of the Montana Lady Griz basketball team.  Schweyen signed her Letter of Intent today at Sentinel High School in front of family and friends, making it official that she will get to play for her mother, head coach Shannon Schweyen. Shelby will also get the chance to play with her older sister Jordyn, who is cu...

  • Rocky forfeits first win of the season to Carroll

    Rocky forfeits first win of the season to Carroll

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 7:53 PM EDT2018-09-05 23:53:57 GMT

    Rocky Mountain College has forfeited its first win of the season to Carroll College.

    Rocky Mountain College has forfeited its first win of the season to Carroll College.