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Conference tourney pairings announced for DSU baseball, softball

With the baseball and softball regular seasons over, the Dickinson State Blue Hawks turn their attentions to their respective postseason tournaments.

The NAIA unaffiliated/North Star-Frontier Conference baseball tournament begins Friday at Charlie Brown Memorial Field in Valley City. The NAIA unaffiliated/North Star-Frontier Conference softball tournament also begins Friday in Jamestown.

After finishing 35-13 overall and 20-1 in conference, the DSU softball team has clinched the top seed and will play No. 6 seed Dakota State (10-30, 5-12 conference) at 10 a.m. Friday. The Blue Hawks swept Dakota State in the regular season, topping them 5-0, 7-3, 9-1 in a tripleheader on April 12.

In baseball, DSU (10-38, 6-14 conference) grabbed the No. 5 seed and will play No. 2 seed Mayville State (37-12, 15-5 conference) at 3:30 p.m. Friday. The Comets took four games against the visiting Blue Hawks including two shutouts, 6-0 and 11-0.

The University of Jamestown was awarded the top seed in the baseball tournament after finishing the regular season 31-8 overall and 14-4 in conference. The Jimmies won five of their last six games and split their final series at DSU, with the Blue Hawks winning the final game of the series 3-0.

Jamestown will play No. 6 seed Presentation College (S.D.) in the first game of the tournament at noon Friday.