BISMARCK, N.D. - It's post-season time for the Bismarck State Baseball team. The Mystics head to Devils Lake for the Mon-Dak Conference tournament which starts .
BSC is the number-2 seed. The Mystics were in first place until the end of the regular season when Williston took three-of-four. They have since they turned the page.
"It's the post-season and playoffs. It's a little bit different atmosphere and that's with any sport you get to the playoffs I think everybody has a little more jump and a little more drive to go after what they're looking for, everyone wants to win when it comes to tournament time," said Trever Leingang, Mystics catcher and pitcher.
"We really have a mature group of guys, not a lot of times at junior college do you hear that but for 18-19 year olds they're a real mature bunch and they just trust the process and stick with what got them there. The boring drills we do all winter long kind of pay off here in the spring," said Mystics Head Coach Corby McGlauflin.
The Mystics take a 28-11 record into the playoffs. The play Dawson Community College in their first game, a team they beat four times in league play.
"Pitching has been big for us. When yor're 5 or 6 deep in the starting rotation you can rely on the guy who goes out there and it makes it easier on the defense to know that they're going to go out and throw strikes and you don't have to sit out there for a long time. You just have to make the plays behind them so pitching, defense and we've been hitting real well this year so that helps, too," said Spencer Gillund, Mystic shortstop
BSC won 10 of its 16 conference games this spring. The Mystics are scheduled to play Dawson CC at 12:30 on Friday afternoon.