Briar Cliff and Morningside will both take part in the Great Plains athletic conference baseball tournament later this week in Hastings, Nebraska. Morningside is the seventh seed and will play second seeded Hastings on Thursday morning.
Briar Cliff is the sixth seed and opens against Dakota Wesleyan Thursday afternoon. The Chargers post season began last weekend when they needed to win three of four against Northwestern and Morningside just to qualify for the tournament.
Briar Cliff coach Boyd Pitkin says it started on the Friday with Northwestern and didn’t end until they got done what they needed to get done. He says the Chargers do have momentum heading into the tournament.
Pitkin says they played with a lot of passion and emotion and playing a rival helped that, but so did wanting to get into the tournament.