The Morningside softball team will be off for more than a week before heading to Decatur, Alabama and an appearance in the NAIA softball championships. The Mustangs earned the trip by winning the Great Plains Conference regular season championship.
Morningside coach Jessica Jones-Sitzmann says they need to work on finals and then get refocused. She says the down time is good to allow some players to recover from injuries. Jones-Sitzman says it has been a busy time just getting ready to make the trip.
She says they are now finalizing everything and will leave Monday, and don’t play until Thursday. This is the first year that the NAIA eliminated regional play and Jones-Sitzmann says her team is thrilled to make the trip. Waldorf will also play in the national tournament after winning the Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament.