The Elizabeth & Irving Jensen Softball Complex has been the home of the Mustangs’ softball team since its completion in 2006. The first games on the field were played on March 19, 2007, when Morningside swept a doubleheader against Black Hills State by scores of 4-3 and 1-0.
The complex was the site of the 2015 and 2016 NAIA Softball World Series and a site for the NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round in both 2016 and 2017. The Mustangs defeated Great Falls 8-5 in the championship game of the 2016 Opening Round Morningside Bracket to become the first team in the history of the GPAC to advance to the NAIA Softball World Series.
Aside from being a NAIA National Tournament site in 2015, 2016 and 2017, the Jensen Complex was also the site for the 2015, 2016 and 2017 GPAC Softball Championship Series and the 2016 and 2017 GPAC Tournament Opening Rounds.
The facility is located on Bass Field near the center of campus and features an agri-lime infield, built-in concrete block dugouts, fencing, a public address system and a two-story press box. The complex was dedicated as the Elizabeth & Irving Jensen Softball Complex on March 19, 2007.
Irving and Elizabeth Jensen, Sr. were longtime supporters of Morningside. Elizabeth graduated from Morningside in 1954. Irving was awarded the Order of Morningside and the honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering by Morningside in 1976. He served as a member of Morningside’s Board of Directors from 1957-1976 and was a vice chair of the board from 1970-76.