The Gustavus softball team is the second seed in the four-team MIAC Post-Season tournament, which will take place at Rice Creek Complex in Shoreview, Minn. this Friday and Saturday. The winner of the tournament will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Gusties will open tournament play on Friday against third-seeded Hamline. Game time is 3 p.m.
Gustavus finished the regular season with a record of 30-6 overall and 18-4 in the MIAC. The Gusties finished second behind St. Thomas which posted a perfect 22-0 mark. Coach Jeff Annis’ squad posted a record of 2-4 against the three other teams in the tournament including an 0-2 mark against #1 seed St. Thomas (2-10, 1-11), a 1-1 mark against #3 seed Hamline (10-1, 6-9), and a 1-1 mark against #4 seed Augsburg (7-2, 4-9).
Gustavus will be making its fifth appearance in the five-year history of the MIAC Post-Season tournament. The Gusties, who finished fourth in 2004, third in 2005, second in 2006, and third in 2007, have compiled an all-time mark of 4-8 in MIAC Tournament play.
First and second round games on Friday and Saturday will be played at Rice Creek Complex in Shoreview, Minn. The schedule is listed below:
G1: #1 St. Thomas vs. #4 Augsburg, 3 p.m.
G2: #2 Gustavus vs. #3 Saint Mary’s, 3pm
G3: G1 winner vs. G2 winner, 5 p.m.
G4: G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 5 p.m.
G5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 11 a.m.
G6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 1:30 p.m.
* G7: Game 6 winner vs. Game 6 loser, 4 p.m.
* If necessary