Morningside and Briar Cliff open the Great Plains Conference baseball tournament in Hastings, Nebraska tomorrow. Morningside is the seventh seed and opens against second seeded Hastings College. Briar Cliff is the sixth seed and will matchup against Dakota Wesleyan in the opening round.

The Chargers are just 23-26 overall but coach Boyd Pitkin feels his team can win the tournament. He says you had no idea how the conference was going to turn out, so there’s not a favorite in the tournament.

Briar Cliff swept Morningside just to get into the tournament and Pitkin says his team is riding momentum. He says pitching, defense and timely hitting is what will lead to a win. Pitkin says his pitchers have stepped up recently to get them wins.

It is a double elimination tournament.