NORFOLK, Neb. -- Northeast community college is riding a strong campaign into their final series of the regular season.

The Hawks will take on Western Iowa this weekend, as they battle for seeding in the upcoming conference tournament.

With their fourth 35-win season in a row, head coach Marcus Clapp said the Hawks are using this series as final preparation before what is a highly anticipated post season.

“We’ve had a good year,” he said. “We talk to our guys about always getting better, and we’re gonna do that this weekend and be ready to get after it in the conference tournament.

Pitcher Eli Crnkovic said he believes this year’s group has a great chance at making major waves before the end of the season.

“The sky is the limit,” he said. “We’ve gotten a lot better this year, but we still haven’t played our best baseball.”

First baseman Kaden Young said he chalks up the secret to the success is in the locker room chemistry and personality they show.

“We’re kinda goofy,” he said. “I think that helps us in big games like this weekend, to just play relaxed and be ourselves.”

The Hawks have clinched their berth in the six-team division two conference tournament. The winner of the tournament moves on the regional round, with winners advancing to the junior college world series in Oklahoma.

“Nothing that happened in February matters,” he said. “What can we do now to play the best baseball we can in tournament time.”