The North Central Missouri College Lady Pirates, after a 10-10 record in Region 16 regular season play, have the #4 seed for the postseason tournament, starting Friday morning at Battle High School in Columbia.
The Lady Pirates will take on St. Charles in the first game of the double-elimination tournament, with first pitch scheduled for 9 o'clock on Friday morning. Third-seeded Three Rivers will take on #6 seeded Maple Woods at 11 o'clock. The first-round byes were earned by #1 seed Crowder College and #2 seeded Jefferson College.
A win against St. Charles would push the Lady Pirates into a second-round matchup with top-seeded Crowder (who swept NCMC last weekend) at 1 o'clock on Friday. A loss would push NCMC into a loser's bracket contest at 7 o'clock on Friday night.
By the end of the day Friday, two of the six teams will be eliminated, two teams will be set to play in the winners bracket final at 10 o'clock on Saturday morning, and two teams will play in a second-round loser's bracket game at 12 noon on Saturday. The championship game/s are set for 4 o'clock Saturday, and, if necessary, 12 noon on Sunday.
Here is the COMPLETE schedule of games for this weekend!
Game 1 : #4 NCMC vs. #5 St. Charles - 9:00 AM Friday
Game 2: #3 Three Rivers vs. #6 Maple Woods - 11:00 AM Friday
Game 3: #1 Crowder vs. NCMC/St. Charles winner - 1:00 PM Friday
Game 4: #2 Jefferson vs. Three Rivers/Maple Woods winner - 3:00 PM Friday
Game 5: Game 2 loser vs. Game 3 loser - 5:00 PM Friday
Game 6: Game 1 loser vs. Game 4 loser - 7:00 PM Friday
Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner - 10 AM Saturday
Game 8: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner - 12:00 PM Saturday
Game 9: Game 8 winner vs. Game 7 loser - 2:00 PM Saturday
Game 10: Game 7 winner vs. Game 9 winner - 4:00 PM Saturday
Game 11: (if necessary if two teams have only one loss after Saturday) 12:00 PM Sunday
NCMC has announced that Monday's games at Indian Hills Community College (Ottumwa, Iowa) has been postponed due to rain. The games will be played on TUESDAY.