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2011 Missouri Valley Conference Tourney Day 2 Recap

Here is your Missouri Valley Conference Recap for May 25th.

#5 Southern Illinois 5 – #8 Bradley 1

OMAHA, Neb. – Junior pitcher Cameron Maldonado threw a complete game to lead the Southern Illinois baseball team to a 5-1 win over Bradley on Wednesday at TD Ameritrade Park in an elimination game in the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. Continue reading 2011 Missouri Valley Conference Tourney Day 2 Recap

Missouri Valley Conference Tourney Day 1 Recap

Here is your Missouri Valley Conference Recap.

#6 Indiana State 5  #3 Illinois State 2

OMAHA, Neb. – The Indiana State baseball team scored two runs in the top of the first inning on Tuesday and never looked back, opening the 2011 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference with a 5-2 victory over the third-seeded Illinois State Redbirds from TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. Continue reading Missouri Valley Conference Tourney Day 1 Recap

2011 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Preview

By: John Lockwood

The 2011 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championship tournament will take place from May 24-28 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, NE. TD Ameritrade Park is the home of the Creighton University Jays as well as the College World Series, which will be played there from June 18-29. The format of the tournament is the same as in past seasons, with all eight teams of the MVC being seeded and matched-up accordingly along a two-sided bracket. The tournament is double-elimination with a one game championship to be played Saturday, May 28th. Continue reading 2011 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Preview

Missouri Valley Conference Recap (May 19th-21st)

By: John Lockwood

Several teams made the most of the last weekend of MVC regular season play, as three of the four series ended in sweeps. Creighton had the toughest task but came out as lone regular season conference champions with their sweep over visiting Missouri State, while Wichita State and Illinois State finished the season with sweeps over Bradley and Evansville, respectively. Elsewhere in the final series of conference play, Southern Illinois took two of three from Indiana State, solidifying fifth-place in the conference tournament, which starts Tuesday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. (See College Baseball Daily’s MVC Conference Tournament Preview for more information.) Continue reading Missouri Valley Conference Recap (May 19th-21st)

Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Preview (May 19th-21st)

By: John Lockwood
The final week of the Missouri Valley Conference regular season is upon us, but things are far from set in stone as four teams sit within two games of each other at the top of the standings. The conference schedulers really did save the best for last, as first-place Creighton will host second-place Missouri State in a series that could decide the MVC regular season champions. “Could” is the operative word in that sentence, as Wichita State—with a sweep over last-place Bradley this weekend—could (see scenarios below) find themselves atop the standings to end the season for the second year in a row. Illinois State, currently in fourth, will hope to improve their seed for the conference tournament as they host Evansville, who will be looking to crack into the top half of the standings after dropping their last two MVC series. Southern Illinois, who commands a 9-9 record despite holding the worst overall record in the conference, will head on the road to finish the season against Indiana State. To allow an extra day before the State Farm MVC Baseball Championship starts next Tuesday, this week’s games will start Thursday. Continue reading Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Preview (May 19th-21st)

Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Recap (May 13th-May 15th)

By: John Lockwood

With the second to last weekend of MVC play in the books, Creighton has a one game lead in the standings thanks to two wins over the weekend at Evansville. Missouri State jumped into second place thanks to their second straight series victory, this time in a sweep over visiting Bradley. Wichita State dropped to third despite taking two of three from Indiana State at home, while Illinois State secured sole possession in the battle for fourth place on the road at Southern Illinois. Continue reading Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Recap (May 13th-May 15th)

Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Preview (May 13th-15th)

By: John Lockwood

With two weeks remaining in MVC conference play, the Creighton Jays sit atop the conference standings with a 10-5 conference record, one-game ahead of Wichita State at 9-6. Meanwhile, Illinois State and Southern Illinois remain tied for fourth at 8-7, a half-game behind Missouri State (8-6) who had a game of their Evansville series cancelled due to rain. Continue reading Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Preview (May 13th-15th)

Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Recap (May 6th-8th)

By: John Lockwood
I’m man enough to admit when I’m wrong, and after going 0-4 on predictions this week I’ll admit: I was wrong. But that doesn’t stop the truth of the matter from being that the team with the worse record won every series in the Missouri Valley this weekend. Wichita State took two of three from conference-leading Creighton at Eck Stadium to bring them within one game of first place, while Missouri State climbed up in the standings to third thanks to a series victory over Illinois State. Elsewhere in the Valley, Bradley won its first conference series on the season taking two of three from visiting Southern Illinois and Indiana State took its second MVC series victory from an Evansville team which had been rolling as of late. Continue reading Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Recap (May 6th-8th)

Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Preview (May 6th-8th)

By: John Lockwood

As we cross the mid-point of the MVC conference season, the teams of the Valley gear up for week number five with three teams tied for second, two games behind Creighton.

All eyes will be on Wichita, KS where the Shockers will host the first-place Jays’ in a possible preview of the MVC Championship game to be played later this month. Meanwhile, the best hitting team and best pitching team in the conference go head-to-head this weekend in Normal, Ill. But before we get to that, as promised, this week College Baseball Daily presents the Missouri Valley Conference Mid-Season team—recognizing the top performers, by position, half-way through conference play: Continue reading Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Preview (May 6th-8th)

Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Recap (April 29th-May 1st)

By: John Lockwood

With more than half the teams of the Missouri Valley heading into Friday within one game of each other for first place, this weekend’s series gave some teams the chance to distance themselves from the rest of the pack in the conference standings. Creighton (30-10, 8-3) did just that, taking all three from a visiting Bradley (20-21, 2-9) at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, and putting themselves into sole possession of first with their 8-3 conference record. While in any other season I would have said that Southern Illinois (16-27, 7-5) would just be hoping to survive their series against a visiting Wichita State (28-19, 7-5), this year it was SIU who was ahead in the standings. However, the Shockers still took two of three from the Salukis, evening up both teams at 7-5 records—good for second place in the conference. Tied with them is Illinois State (26-13, 6-5), whose crowing of new all-time wins and saves leaders during their series win over visiting Indiana State (22-19, 4-7) brings to light their recent emergence as the best pitching team in the MVC. Right behind the Redbirds, Salukis and Shockers, in third place, is Missouri State (24-17, 6-5) who dropped two of two at Evansville (24-15, 5-6), as a resurgent Purple Aces team attempts to make a second-half run in the conference standings. Continue reading Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Recap (April 29th-May 1st)