Bismarck State on the conference baseball tournament. The prize is the Mystics get to host Region-13, which starts later this week.
BSC wrapped up the league title on Sunday in Devils Lake. The Mystics beat Williston State by 13 runs to win the conference championship. The Tetons edged Bismarck State during the regular season.
"It was pretty cool seeing those guys dog pile that's what you dream about all year and it's a pretty special moment for our guys,” mentions Head Coach of the Mystics, Corby McGlauflin.
Mystics Pitcher Jared Walters says, "The last week of the regular season they took 3 of 4 from us and I think that kind of got our guys fired up and playing them in the conference tournament and beating them the first time as something but then twice in a row felt pretty good."
Bismarck State’s win over Williston means the Region will be at Dwyer Field on campus of Shiloh Christian High School, which has its own set of advantages for the Mystics. "the obvious is we're going to be comfortable in our own place but we just want to show the community of Bismarck what we've been working on all year,” McGlauflin says. “There's going to be four pretty good teams here and it'll be a fun weekend of baseball. We're looking forward to it."
The Region 13 tournament winner advances to a best of three series against the Iowa Region champion. Whoever takes that, plays in the Junior College World Series.
The Mystics play Southeast Community College from Nebraska in the 1:00 CT game on Friday. The Tetons are in the opener against Dakota County Tech from the Twin Cities.