by Lucas Treat (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sioux City, IA - The Morningside Mustangs took on the GPAC regular season champion, Hastings College, Sunday for a shot at the GPAC Tournament Title.
The recipe was simple -- just win.
The Mustangs scored 29 runs in two games to sweep the Broncos and take home the GPAC Tournament Title.
"Our bats were ridiculous today. Our defense was pretty good too, and our pitchers pitched well. We made the plays that we needed to play." Senior catcher Mackenzie Neely said.
Taking down the top team in the conference makes it that much sweeter for this Morningside squad.
"I don't like losing to them. They've had our number all season so it felt nice to come in and take the championship away from them." Senior outfielder Shelby Feldt said.
Even after defeating Hastings 19-8 in the first game, this team was determined to finish strong.
"We talk a lot about tradition and pride and coming out finishing the two games. That's really what the focus was, but our main focus was to stay relaxed, come out and do the things we need to do and stay focused." Head Coach Jessica Jones-Sitzmann said.
Now the Mustangs will wait until Tuesday to hear who their next opponent will be for the national tournament.