NIACC faces Southeastern at regional tournament

WATERLOO - The No. 20 NIACC baseball team will face Southeastern CC at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the NJCAA Region XI tournament at Riverfront Stadium.

Southeastern, the No. 3 seed, advanced to the second round of the winner's bracket with a 6-4 win over sixth-seeded Ellsworth Thursday night.

NIACC, the No. 2 seed, received a first-round bye.

Southeastern won the four-game series against NIACC 3-1 on April 8-9 in Mason City.

The Blackhawks won the April 8 games 7-4 and 15-3. On April 9, NIACC won 7-6 and Southeastern won 17-11.

In the other winner's bracket game on Friday, top-seed Iowa Central faces fourth-seed Kirkwood at 7 p.m. Kirkwood advanced with a 10-5 win over fifth-seed DMACC on Thursday.

Thursday's results

Ellsworth 8, Iowa Lakes 5 (elimination game)

Kirkwood 10, DMACC 5

Southeastern 6, Ellsworth 4

Friday's games

Noon - DMACC (28-26) vs. Ellsworth (13-45) (elimination game)

3:30 p.m. - NIACC (38-17) vs. Southeastern (40-17)

7 p.m. - Iowa Central (33-16) vs. Kirkwood (34-18)

Saturday's games

Noon - DMACC/Ellsworth winner vs. NIACC/Southeastern loser

3:30 p.m. - Iowa Central/Kirkwood loser vs. Saturday noon winner

7 p.m. - NIACC/Southeastern winner vs. Iowa Central/Kirkwood winner

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