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MVC Weekend Recap (April 8th-10th)

By: John Lockwood
If this week’s Missouri Valley Conference games were any sign of things to come, then this promises to be one exciting season. The match-up of #1 vs. #2 in the MVC took place in Bloomington, IL, as Creighton (22-7, 2-1) ended up taking two of three from Illinois State (21-9, 1-2) with a dramatic finish in Sunday’s finale. Missouri State (19-11, 2-1) battled with last year’s regular season co-champions Wichita State (21-13, 1-2), taking two of three in a series where no game was decided by more than two runs. Southern Illinois (11-19, 3-0)—who entered the weekend with the Valley’s worst record—surprised the entire conference by taking all three on the road from a potent Evansville (17-12, 0-3) team. And in Terre Haute, the Indiana State Sycamores (19-11, 2-1) posted wins in Friday’s and Saturday’s games before dropping the finale to Bradley (19-11, 1-2) on Sunday. Continue reading MVC Weekend Recap (April 8th-10th)

Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Preview (April 8th-10th)

By: John Lockwood
After what seems like six very long, very cold and just all-around unpleasant weeks, the weather is finally starting to come to its senses just in time for 2011 Missouri Valley Conference play to begin this weekend. With—and I can’t believe I’m saying this—sun and warm temperatures forecast for the Midwest this weekend (keep your fingers crossed that the rain holds off until Monday), one can’t help but realize two things:  Continue reading Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Preview (April 8th-10th)

Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Recap (April 1st-3rd)

By: John Lockwood
With the last weekend before conference play in the books, Creighton (20-5), Illinois State (19-7), and Bradley (17-8), sit atop the MVC standings with only their midweek matchups to prepare them for next weekend. Noticeably, Wichita State (18-11) has dropped out of the top-3 and now sits in fifth place behind Evansville (15-9). Missouri State (16-10), Indiana State (15-10) and Southern Illinois (7-19) round out the remainder of the league. Continue reading Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Recap (April 1st-3rd)

Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Preview (April 1st-3rd)

By: John Lockwood
The Missouri Valley Conference enters its last weekend of non-conference play, with many teams looking to finalize their lineups and pitching rotations before their conference series begin next week. Creighton holds the best record in the MVC at 17-5, with Wichita State in second at 17-8, and the Redbirds of Illinois State tied with Bradley for third at 15-7. Continue reading Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Preview (April 1st-3rd)

Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Recap (March 25th-27th)

By: John Lockwood
Oh, the Midwest in March. As the teams of the Missouri Valley Conference entered their second-to-last weekend series before conference play, they received a less-than-warm welcome from a frigid cold front sweeping across the region. As a result, many teams saw their series cut-short (Creighton didn’t even play a game), leaving them to gear up for their mid-week games and—hopefully—warmer temperatures. The notable exception was Wichita State who traveled to #24 Oregon for a four game series. Wichita split the opening double-header, dropping the first game 2-1, yet scored two runs in the top of the ninth to win game two by a score of 6-4. Saturday night, Wichita played the longest game in Shockers history, winning a grueling 17-inning ordeal 6-5. However, the Shockers dropped the series finale 6-1 to ultimately split the series at 2 games apiece. Continue reading Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Recap (March 25th-27th)

Big 12 Recap (February 20)

Here is the weekend’s final Big 12 recap. The league finished today 9-1, and 27-7 over the weekend. Continue reading Big 12 Recap (February 20)

2011 Missouri Valley Conference Preseason Poll

ST. LOUIS – Illinois State, which returns a dominating young pitching staff and solid depth from last year’s State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championship squad, has been tabbed as the league favorite in the annual coaches’ preseason poll, receiving four of eight first-place votes.

The Redbirds tallied 58 points and were a close favorite over second-place pick Wichita State (53 points).  Evansville (41 points) was picked to finish in the third position. Continue reading 2011 Missouri Valley Conference Preseason Poll

Missouri State signs Lease with Hammons Field

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Hammons Field will continue to be the home of the Missouri State University Baseball Bears for five more years through 2015, thanks to a lease extension signed on Friday.

The MSU baseball team will continue to play all home games at the venue and will maintain use of Hammons Field for practices, locker rooms, weight facilities and training areas. The Missouri State softball team will also continue to have access to the Bill Rowe Indoor Training Facility. Continue reading Missouri State signs Lease with Hammons Field

Missouri State releases 2011 Schedule


HammonsField SPRINGFIELD — The 2011 Missouri State baseball schedule has been completed and includes a total of 55 games as the Bears move into their eighth season at Hammons Field. The schedule features 24 home dates, 31 road games and 14 contests against teams that qualified for the 2010 NCAA Tournament.

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2010 Cape Cod Baseball All-League Team


CCBL_2007_250 Regular-season MVP Kolten Wong (Hawaii) and home run champion Jordan Ribera (Fresno State) lead the list of stars who were named to the 2010 Cape Cod Baseball League’s All-League team that was announced by commissioner Paul Galop this weekend.

A total of 24 players were selected to the elite team, with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox and the Orleans Firebirds each placing four on the squad. The lone representative from the Cape League champion Cotuit Kettleers is starting pitcher Austin Wood (St. Petersburg), who went 3-0 with a 0.74 ERA this season.   

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