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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


April 22, 2012

Northwest captures 7th seed in MIAA Tournament

MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State softball team earned the No. 7 seed in the upcoming MIAA Softball Tournament as announced by the league office Sunday evening.

Emporia State earned the 2012 MIAA Regular Season Championship with a perfect 20-0 conference record and will be the top seed in the upcoming MIAA Centennial Softball Tournament.

 Missouri Western will be the No. 2 seed after posting an 18-2 league record, while Fort Hays State is the No. 3 seed with a 13-7 conference mark.

Central Missouri will be the No. 4 seed with a 9-11 MIAA record, as the Jennies hold the tiebreaker over No. 5 seed Washburn, which also posted a 9-11 conference record.

Pittsburg State will be the No. 6 seed. The Gorillas’ seed was adjusted following a self-reported eligibility violation. In accordance with NCAA and MIAA policy a nullification penalty was applied to PSU’s won-lost percentage.

The Bearcats are the No. 7 seed after recording a 7-13 MIAA record, and Lincoln will be the No. 8 seed after finishing 6-14 in the conference. The Blue Tigers held the tiebreaker over Southwest Baptist and Truman to earn the final spot in the tournament.

All first round matchups will be played Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Blue Valley Sports Complex in Overland Park, Kan.

Top seeded Emporia State will take on No. 8 seed Lincoln, No. 2 seed Missouri Western will play No. 7 seed Northwest Missouri, No. 3 seed Fort Hays State will match up with No. 6 seed Pittsburg State, and No. 4 seed Central Missouri will face off with No. 5 seed Washburn.

Final MIAA Softball Standings
Emporia State -- 20-0 (1.000); 33-9
Missouri Western -- 18-2 (.900); 37-8
Fort Hays State --13-7 (.650); 29-17
Central Missouri -- 9-11 (.450); 25-28
Washburn -- 9-11 (.450); 18-22
Pittsburg State -- 11-9 (.435*); 29-26
Northwest Missouri -- 7-13 (.350); 19-29
Lincoln -- 6-14 (.300); 15-34
Truman -- 6-14 (.300); 22-27
Southwest Baptist -- 6-14 (.300); 16-30
Missouri Southern -- 5-15 (.250); 16-35

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
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