Two Iowa schools will travel to Gulf Shores, Alabama, next week for the NAIA softball championships. William Penn and Morningside will be part of the 32 team field.
William Penn coach Mike Christner says Gulf Shores has a top facility and they do a great job for the teams with a banquet the night before. The teams are divided into eight pools and the pool winners advance to a championship tournament.
Penn opens next Thursday against Azusa Pacific of California and will also play Olivet Mazarene of Illinois and Auburn-Montgomery of Alabama. Morningside will play in the tournament for the fourth straight year. The Mustangs open next Thursday against Central Baptist of Arkansas.