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No. 20 NIACC softball team opens tourney play against Iowa Lakes


This news story was published on May 7, 2019.
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CEDAR RAPIDS – The third-seeded NIACC softball team will face sixth-seeded Iowa Lakes at 4 p.m. Friday in the opening round of the NJCAA Region XI-B tournament on the Kirkwood campus.

Second-seeded Kirkwood (44-13 overall) plays seventh-seeded Ellsworth (17-37) at 2 p.m. on Friday in the double-elimination tournament.

No. 20 NIACC (28-16 overall) won all four regular season games against Iowa Lakes (17-33) this season. The Lady Trojans won 9-5 and 15-9 on March 31 in Estherville and won 13-3 and 9-1 on April 14 in Mason City.

The winner of the NJCAA Region XI-B tournament advances to district play and will face the NJCAA Region XIII winner in a 3-game series at Dawson Community College in Glendive, Mont. on May 15-16.

NJCAA Region XI-B tournament

At Kirkwood, Cedar Rapids)

Friday’s games

2 p.m. (Game 1) – (2) Kirkwood vs. (7) Ellsworth

4 p.m. (Game 2) – (3) NIACC vs. (6) Iowa Lakes

Saturday’s games

Noon (Game 3) – Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser (elimination game)

2 p.m. (Game 4) – Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner

4 p.m. (Game 5) – Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser (elimination game)

Sunday’s games

Noon (Game 6) – Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner – Championship game

2 p.m. (Game 7) – if necessary, if Game 5 winner wins Game 6.

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