SPRINGFIELD, MO – Four members of tournament champion DBU highlight the 2017 MVC Baseball All-Tournament Team. DBU outfielder Devlin Granberg was named Most Outstanding Player for his performance in this week's tournament.
SPRINGFIELD, MO – DBU capped off an unblemished run through the MVC tournament with its third MVC Baseball Championship in program history with a 10-6 victory over Illinois State. The win gives the Patriots the league's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.
SPRINGFIELD, MO – No. 8 Illinois State tallied five runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back, taking down top seed Missouri State, 7-2. The Redbirds advance to this afternoon's title game against No. 2 DBU, while the Bears have been eliminated from the tournament.
SPRINGFIELD, MO – No. 1 Missouri State pushed across all six runs in the first two innings and held on to beat No. 8 Illinois State late Friday night. Missouri State forces a rematch with the Redbirds in an "if-necessary" elimination game, Saturday afternoon at 2:00 PM (CT).
SPRINGFIELD, MO – No. 2 DBU advanced to its third MVC Tournament title game in four years after tallying a 6-5 victory over No. 3 Indiana State, sending the Patriots to Saturday's championship and eliminating the Sycamores from tournament contention.
SPRINGFIELD, MO – Host and No. 1 Missouri State jumped out early and hung on to beat No. 5 Wichita State in the second elimination game of the day, 6-3. The Bears advance to take on No. 8 Illinois State later this evening, while the Shockers have been eliminated from the tournament.
SPRINGFIELD, MO – No. 3 Indiana State exploded for 11 runs on 12 hits, to take out No. 6 Evansville in an elimination game, 11-3. The Sycamores advance to take on No. 2 DBU later this evening, while the Purple Aces have been eliminated from the tournament.
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.