The Jimmie softball team will head to Sioux City, Iowa, for the Sioux City Bracket of the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round, beginning May 15 at the Elizabeth and Irving F. Jensen Softball Complex.
Joining Jamestown will be Reinhardt (Ga.) University, Ottawa (Kan.) University, and tournament host Morningside College.
UJ won the North Star Athletic Association conference tournament and enter the bracket as the No. 3 seed with a record of 41-19. They face Reinhardt, the 13th-ranked team in the NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll in the first game at 2:00 p.m. Monday.
Morningside (39-10) is the number one seed and is ranked 10th overall. The Mustangs won the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) regular season title and match up against No. 4 seed Ottawa (37-17) at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Jamestown will be making its first NAIA National Softball Championship appearance since 1992.
The winner of the Sioux City Bracket moves on to the 2017 NAIA Softball World Series May 26-June 1 in Clermont, Fla.
NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round
Sioux City Bracket
Jensen Softball Complex, Sioux City, IA
Monday, May 15
Game 1- #2 Reinhardt (41-14-1) vs. #3 Jamestown (41-19), 2 p.m.
Game 2- #1 Morningside (39-10) vs. #4 Ottawa (37-17), 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 16
Game 3- Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 11 a.m.
Game 4- Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 1:30 p.m.
Game 5- Loser Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 4 p.m.
Wednesday, May 17
Game 6- Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5, 2 p.m.
Game 7- If necessary, 4:30 p.m.