CLINTON - The NIACC baseball team will face Kirkwood at 1 p.m. Friday in the second round of the NJCAA Region XI tournament at Ashford University Field.
NIACC advanced in the winner's bracket with a 7-2 opening-round win over Northeast CC Thursday evening. Sophomore Spencer Chirpich gained the complete-game win,
Kirkwood moved on with a 9-1 win over DMACC on Thursday.
NJCAA Region XI tournament
Wednesday's play-in game
Northeast CC 11, Iowa Lakes 9
Ellsworth 8, Iowa Central 7
Kirkwood 9, DMACC 1 (8)
NIACC 7, Northeast CC 2
Southeastern 16, Ellsworth 8 (8)
1 p.m. - Kirkwood vs. NIACC
4 p.m. - DMACC vs. Northeast CC (elimination game)
Noon - Iowa Central vs. NIACC/Kirkwood loser (elimination game)
3 p.m. - DMACC/Northeast CC winner vs. Ellsworth (elimination game)
6 p.m. - Southeastern vs. NIACC/Kirkwood winner
Note - Two elimination games are set for noon and 3 p.m. on Sunday with the championship game set for 6 p.m. Sunday. If necessary, a second championship game will be played at noon on Monday.