MADISON, S.D. (AP) — The University of Winnipeg's baseball team is joining the North Star Athletic Association in the U.S.

Conference Commissioner Cory Anderson says the Wesmen will begin competing in the fall.

Anderson says the addition of Winnipeg will give the North Star two automatic bids to the NAIA baseball tournament's opening round — both the regular-season champions and the conference postseason tournament champions.

The North Star Athletic Association now will have 10 members in the baseball conference: Winnipeg, Bellevue, Waldorf, Viterbo, Dakota State, Dickinson State, Jamestown, Mayville State, Presentation and Valley City State.

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