The two brackets for the Great Plains Athletic Conference Postseason Baseball Tournaments are set. Top seed, and regular-season co-champion, Concordia will serve as one bracket host (1,4,5,8 seeds), while second seed, and regular-season co-champion, Doane will be the other bracket host (2,3,6,7 seeds) for the two four-team tournaments.

Tournament play will open on Thursday, May 6, at both bracket locations. In Seward, Nebraska, the Concordia Bracket will host Morningside, Briar Cliff, and Hastings. In Crete, Nebraska, the Doane Bracket will host Mount Marty, Jamestown, and Northwestern. Games will continue on Friday, May 7, with the bracket championship games on Saturday, May 8. The Concordia and Doane bracket winners will meet on Tuesday, May 11, in the GPAC Baseball Tournament Championship Game presented by Cypress Risk Management. The final game will be a single nine-inning contest at the highest remaining seed.

Concordia has secured the league’s first berth to the NAIA Opening Round, while the GPAC Tournament Champion will receive the second berth. If Concordia wins the GPAC Tournament then the regular-season co-champion (Doane) will receive the second GPAC berth to the NAIA Opening Round.

All games in the GPAC Tournament are nine innings (with no 10-run rule) and the two brackets will be double elimination. The overall GPAC Baseball Championship Game is a winner-take-all contest (9 innings) regardless of prior records in bracket play. GPAC tie-breakers were used in the seeding process.

2021 GPAC Baseball Tournament Brackets

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Concordia Bracket, Seward, Neb. – Plum Creek Park

(Records – Overall, GPAC)

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Game #1 – (4) Morningside (25-28, 16-12) vs. (5) Briar Cliff (32-18, 15-13) – Noon

Game #2 – (1) Concordia (34-9, 21-7) vs. (8) Hastings (13-29, 11-17) – 3pm

Friday, May 7, 2021

Game #3 – Winner Game #1 vs. Winner Game #2 – 9am

Game #4 – Loser Game #1 vs. Loser Game #2 – Noon

Game #5 – Winner Game #4 vs. Loser Game #3 – 3pm

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Game #6 – Winner Game #3 vs. Winner Game #5 – Noon

Game #7 – If necessary (Game #6 winner/loser) – 3pm

Doane Bracket, Crete, Neb. – Doane Ballfield Complex

(Records – Overall, GPAC)

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Game #1 – (3) Mount Marty (28-17, 16-11) vs. (6) Jamestown (28-21, 13-14) – Noon

Game #2 – (2) Doane (31-16-1, 21-7) vs. (7) Northwestern (19-25, 12-16) – 3pm

Friday, May 7, 2021

Game #3 – Winner Game #1 vs. Winner Game #2 – 9am

Game #4 – Loser Game #1 vs. Loser Game #2 – Noon

Game #5 – Winner Game #4 vs. Loser Game #3 – 3pm

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Game #6 – Winner Game #3 vs. Winner Game #5 – Noon

Game #7 – If necessary (Game #6 winner/loser) – 3pm

GPAC Baseball Championship Game – Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Game #8 – Concordia Bracket Winner vs. Doane Bracket Winner (at highest seed)

3pm (no lights) or 6pm (lights) – One 9 inning game

Note 1 – Both brackets will be played under the GPAC “no lights” time schedule as Plum Creek Park is hosting NSAA High School Baseball on the same dates in Seward, Nebraska.

Note 2 - There is no 10-run rule in postseason