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Conference/A.I.I/Unaffiliated Group Tournaments

August 12, 2016
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American Midwest Conference
April 28 - May 5 | First rounds hosted by higher seeds; semifinals and championship at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn.
Tournament Page | Two automatic berths 

Friday, May 5 - Championship
Columbia (Mo.) def. Williams Baptist (Ark.), 6-0

Columbia (Mo.) (regular-season champion) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)
Williams Baptist (Ark.) (tournament runner-up) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)


Appalachian Athletic Conference
April 26 - 29 | Brickyard Ball Fields | Kingsport, Tenn.
Tournament Page | Two automatic berths

Saturday, April 29 - Championship
Reinhardt (Ga.) def. Milligan (Tenn.), 5-4

Reinhardt (Ga.) (regular-season champion) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)
Milligan (Tenn.) (tournament runner-up) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)


California Pacific Conference
May 4 - 7 | Hosted by Simpson University | Redding, Calif.
Tournament Page | One automatic berth 

Sunday, May 7 - Championship
Simpson (Calif.) def. La Sierra (Calif.), 7-3

Simpson (Calif.) (tournament champion) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)


Cascade Collegiate Conference
May 6 - 8 | Hosted by Corban University | Salem, Ore.
Tournament Page | Two automatic berths

Monday, May 8 - Championship
Southern Oregon def. Corban (Ore.), 4-1

Corban (Ore.) (regular-season champion) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)
Southern Oregon (tournament champion) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)


Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
May 4 - 6 | Ballpark at Rosemont | Rosemont, Ill.
Tournament Page | Two automatic berths

Saturday, May 6 - Championship
St. Francis (Ill.) def. Olivet Nazarene (Ill.), 6-2

St. Francis (Ill.) (regular-season champion) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) (tournament runner-up) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)


Crossroads League
May 3 - 9 | Hosted by Marian University | Indianapolis, Ind.
Tournament Page | Two automatic berths 

Tuesday, May 9 - Championship
Marian (Ind.) def. Indiana Wesleyan, 1-0

Marian (Ind.) (regular-season champion) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)
Indiana Wesleyan (tournament runner-up) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)


Golden State Athletic Conference
May 2 - 4 | Vanguard University | Costa Mesa, Calif.
Tournament Page | One automatic berth

Thursday, May 4 - Championship
Vanguard (Calif.) def. William Jessup (Calif.), 1-0 (If Necessary Game)

Vanguard (Calif.) (tournament champion) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)


Great Plains Athletic Conference
May 5 - 8 | Hosted by Higher Seeds (Morningside & Hastings)
Tournament Page | Two automatic berths

Monday, May 8 - Championship (Best 2 out of 3)
Hastings (Neb.) def. Morningside (Iowa), 5-4

Morningside (Iowa) (regular-season champion) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)
Hastings (Neb.) (tournament champion) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)


Heart of America Athletic Conference
May 4 - 6 | St. Joseph, Mo.
Bracket | Two automatic berths

Saturday, May 6 - Championship
Avila (Mo.) def. Evangel (Mo.), 1-0 (9 innings)

Grand View (Iowa) (#1 seed) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)
Avila (Mo.) (tournament champion) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)


Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
May 3 - 7 | Great Bend Sports Complex | Great Bend, Kan.
Bracket | Two automatic berths

Sunday, May 7 - Championship
Kansas Wesleyan def. Tabor (Kan.), 2-0

Ottawa (Kan.) (regular-season champion) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)
Kansas Wesleyan (tournament champion) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)


Mid-South Conference
April 28 - 30 | Buchanon Park | Bowling Green, Ky.
Tournament Page | One automatic berth

Sunday, April 30 - Championship
Cumberlands (Ky.) def. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), 2-1

Cumberlands (Ky.) (tournament champion) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)


North Star Athletic Association
May 5 - 9 | Dickinson, N.D. | Dickinson State University
Tournament Page | One automatic berth

Monday, May 8 - Championship (Best 2 out 3 series)
Jamestown (N.D.) def. Bellevue (Neb.), 2-1

Jamestown (N.D.) (tournament champion) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)


Red River Athletic Conference
May  5 - 7 | Oran Good Park | Farmer's Branch, Texas
Tournament Page | One automatic berth

Sunday, May 7 - Championship
LSU Alexandria (La.) def. Houston-Victoria (Texas), 2-0

LSU Alexandria (La.) (tournament champion) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)


River States Conference
May 5 - 6 | Darrell Dotson Sports Complex at Jackson Park | Vienna, W.Va.
Tournament Page | Two automatic berths

Saturday, May 6 - Championship
Rio Grande (Ohio) def. IU Southeast (Ind.), 5-3

Rio Grande (Ohio) (regular-season champion) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)
IU Southeast (Ind.) (tournament runner-up) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)


Sooner Athletic Conference
May 4 - 6 | Pool play at Oklahoma City University (Oklahoma City, Okla.) and St. Gregory's University (Shawnee, Okla.); Championship game at Oklahoma City University
Tournament Page | One automatic berth

Saturday, May 6 - Championship
Oklahoma City def. St. Gregory's (Okla.), 7-0

Oklahoma City (tournament champion) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)


Southern States Athletic Conference
April 27 - 29 | Wilson Morgan Park | Decatur, Ala.
Tournament Page | Two automatic berths

Saturday, April 29 - Championship
Brenau (Ga.) def. Mobile (Ala.), 2-1 (9 innings)

Brenau (Ga.) (tournament champion) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)
Mobile (Ala.) (tournament runner-up) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)


The Sun Conference 
May 3 - 6 | PFX Athletics Center | Clermont, Fla.
Tournament Page | One automatic berth

Saturday, May 6 - Championship
Warner (Fla.) def. Southeastern (Fla.), 4-0

Warner (Fla.) (tournament champion) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)


Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
May 3 - 9 | Pacesetter Park | Sylvania, Ohio
Tournament Page | Two automatic berths

Tuesday, May 9 - Championship
Davenport (Mich.) def. Madonna (Mich.), 3-2 (8 innings)

Davenport (Mich.) (regular-season champion) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)
Madonna (Mich.) (tournament runner-up) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)


Unaffiliated Group - A.I.I./Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
May 4 - 6 | Lawrenceville, Ga. | Georgia Gwinnett College
Tournament Page | Two automatic berths

Saturday, May 6 - Championship
Georgia Gwinnett def. Edward Waters (Fla.), 4-0

Georgia Gwinnett (tournament champion) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)
Edward Waters (Fla.) (tournament runner-up) automatically qualifies for the 2017 NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round (May 15-17)

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