Inclement weather has scrambled the postseason schedule for several area college baseball and softball teams.
Thursday’s Great Plains Athletic Conference softball tournament in Sioux City, Iowa, will start two hours later than planned. Hastings (26-10, 16-4) is the top seed and earned a berth in the NAIA tournament opening round.
The 4 p.m. matchups at SYA Complex are Hastings vs. Briar Cliff, Midland vs. Doane, Northwestern vs. Nebraska Wesleyan and Morningside vs. Dakota Wesleyan.
The GPAC baseball tournament, which had been scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Thursday in Hastings, has also been pushed back.
Kicking off the tournament at 11 a.m. are top-seeded Northwestern vs. Dakota Wesleyan at Duncan Field and Doane vs. Hastings at Smith Complex, with the rest of the games on a rolling schedule.
The MCAC baseball tournament scheduled for Wednesday was pushed to Thursday, but those games may be postponed, too. Games must be completed by Saturday.
The start of the MIAA softball tournament has been moved from Thursday to Friday. Northwest Missouri State made the tournament after sweeping Lincoln and will play top seed Central Oklahoma at 2 p.m. Friday in Overland Park, Kan. Win or lose, the Bearcats play again at 4.
Wayne State (26-14, 17-9) will play Concordia-St. Paul at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the Northern Sun tournament. The event was moved indoors to the Rochester (Minn.) Community and Technical College Dome.
In other news:
>> Wayne State pitcher and designated hitter Kelcie Borman was named to the Northern Sun’s first team as the designated player. First baseman Kaiti Williams, from Papillion-La Vista South, is on the second team. She and right fielder Kylee Simpson were chosen for the gold glove team. Williams had a .993 fielding percentage. Simpson had no errors in 33 chances with one assist.
>> Omaha Northwest’s Rebecca Kalhorn has committed to play softball for Wayne State. The pitcher and infielder plays summer ball for the Frozen Ropes Fury 18-and-under team.
>> Senior Amanda Neumann is the first Bellevue player named an NAIA national player of the week. Neumann guided the Bruins to a 7-1 record while blasting six home runs. She also batted .444 with nine runs, 15 RBIs and two stolen bases. In the circle, Neumann went 2-1 with a 1.85 ERA and 19 strikeouts.
The Bruins will travel to Conway, Ark., for the MCAC tournament. Bellevue, the No. 2 seed, faces Oklahoma Wesleyan at 2 p.m. Thursday.