The two brackets for the 2021 Great Plains Athletic Conference Postseason Softball Tournaments are set.

Top seed, and regular-season champion, Midland will serve as one bracket host (1,4,5,8 seeds), while second seed Morningside will be the other bracket host (2,3,6,7 seeds) of the two four-team tournaments.

Tournament play will open on Wednesday, May 5, at both bracket locations.

In Fremont, Nebraska, top-seed Midland will host Jamestown, Northwestern, and Briar Cliff. In Sioux City, Iowa, second-seed Morningside will host Concordia, Doane and Mount Marty. Play will continue, including bracket championship games, on Thursday, May 6.

The Midland and Morningside bracket winners will meet on Saturday, May 8, at the highest remaining seed in the GPAC Softball Tournament Championship Series presented by Cypress Risk Management. The final series will be a best two out of three format.

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Midland has secured the league’s first berth to the NAIA Opening Round, while the GPAC Tournament Champion will receive the second berth. If the Warriors win the GPAC Tournament then the tournament runner-up will receive the second GPAC berth to the NAIA Opening Round. The two brackets will be double elimination, with the final the best two of three. GPAC tie-breakers were used in the seeding process.

2021 GPAC Softball Tournament Brackets

Midland Bracket, Fremont, Neb. – Christensen Field

(Records – Overall, GPAC)

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Game #1 – (4) Jamestown (32-12, 15-7) vs. (5) Northwestern (26-16, 12-10 – Noon

Game #2 – (1) Midland (32-7, 20-2) vs. (8) Briar Cliff (23-23, 8-12) – 2pm

Game #3 – Winner Game #1 vs. Winner Game #2 – 4pm

Game #4 – Loser Game #1 vs. Loser Game #2 – 6pm

Thursday, May 6, 2021

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

Game #6 – Winner Game #3 vs. Winner Game #5 – 2pm

Game #7 – If necessary (Game #6 winner/loser) – 4pm

Morningside Bracket, Sioux City, Iowa – Jensen Softball Complex

(Records – Overall, GPAC)

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Game #1 – (3) Concordia (29-9, 15-7) vs. (6) Doane (25-22, 12-10) – 10am

Game #2 – (2) Morningside (40-7, 18-4) vs. (7) Mount Marty (19-18, 10-12) – Noon

Game #3 – Winner Game #1 vs. Winner Game #2 – 2pm

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

Thursday, May 6, 2021

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

Game #6 – Winner Game #3 vs. Winner Game #5 – 2 pm

Game #7 – If necessary (Game #6 winner/loser) – 4 pm

GPAC Softball Tournament Championship Series – Saturday, May 8, 2021

Midland Bracket Winner vs. Morningside Bracket Winner (at highest seed)

(Best 2 of 3 Format)

11am (Game 1), 1pm (Game 2), TBA (Game 3, if needed)