It was a wild day one for the GPAC baseball tournament at Duncan Field and the Smith Complex on Thursday. Spectators saw upsets and a walk-off home run, and there are still two more days of baseball left in the tournament.
Northwestern's Cody Groskreutz hit an eighth-inning home run — one of two homers on the day at Duncan Field — that lifted the Red Raiders 4-3 over Dakota Wesleyan in the opening matchup. Northwestern beat Dakota Wesleyan 4-3. In the first game at the Smith Softball Complex, seventh-seeded Hastings College created some buzz of its own.
The Broncos scored six runs in the first two innings against Doane, knocking off the No. 2 seed in the tournament 6-1.
The Broncos then advanced to play sixth-seeded Midland in the second round, after the Warriors upset third-seeded Morningside 3-2. The HC pitching staff had a difficult time keeping Midland from scoring, and Hastings (14-27) lost its second-round game against the Warriors 8-6 at Duncan Field to send the Broncos into an elimination game today.
To read more, see Friday's Hastings Tribune or the Tribune e-edition.>>>