After winning the Great Plains Athletic Conference regular season title the Morningside softball team will try to add the conference tournament title later this week in Hastings, Nebraska. The top seeded Mustangs take on Concordia this Thursday afternoon in the opening round.
By winning the regular season title Morningside qualified for a trip to the national tournament in Decatur, Alabama, but coach Jessica Jones-Sitzmann says her team remains motivated.
Jones-Sitzmann says they now need to focus on a new chapter in the tournament and know that any team can win it. The Mustangs claimed their second straight regular season title by winning their final 11 games. She says they knew the conference was going to be tough and they had different people step up in every game so the team could excel.
Jones-Sitzmann says they would like to maintain the momentum they finished the regular season with. She says their goal from the beginning was to win the conference and the tournament. Concordia is the eighth seed and finished the conference race with a record of 12-12.
Morningside is 35-7 overall. Dordt College is the fifth seed and will take on fourth seeded Midland Lutheran on Thursday afternoon.