SPRINGFIELD, MO – Eight-seeded Illinois State scored four runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back, taking down No. 5 Wichita State, 7-4. The Redbirds will await the winner of Friday's elimination game between Wichita State and host Missouri State.
SPRINGFIELD, MO – No. 2 DBU scored the game's final five runs, topping No. 3 Indiana State, 6-2 Thursday evening. The Patriots will await the winner of Friday's elimination game between Evansville and Indiana State.
The Missouri Valley Conference President’s Council unanimously voted to extend a membership invitation to Valparaiso University, and the Crusaders will begin full participation in all its sponsored sports effective for the 2017-18 season.