Saturday, May 28, 2011 | Baseball
2011 State Farm MVC Baseball Championship Central

Creighton University will serve as host for the 2011 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Championship for the third time in school history, from May 24-28.  The 2011 event will be played at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, which will also serve as host of the Men's College World Series after a 61-year run at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium.  The 2011 CWS will be played June 18-29.

Once again, the 2011 Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Championship will welcome all eight league members to compete for the Valley's automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.  The format will divide the eight teams into two pods based on regular-season finish (Seeds 1, 4, 5 and 8; Seeds 2, 3, 6 and 7).  Each four-team bracket will be a double-elimination format, with the winners squaring off in a one-game championship on Saturday afternoon. 

Games are played at 9:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. each of the first three days, two "if necessary" games at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, with the championship game airing on Fox Sports Midwest at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.


 

Participating Teams
Bracket A

 

No. 2-seed
Wichita State
(39-25)
No. 3-seed
Illinois State
(36-18)
No. 6-seed
Indiana State
(29-28)
No. 7-seed
Evansville
(28-25)

 

Bracket B
 
No. 1-seed
Creighton
(42-14)
No. 4-seed
Missouri State
(33-22)
No. 5-seed
Southern Illinois
(23-34)
No. 8-seed
Bradley
(22-32)

 

Tournament Central
 Preview   Bracket (PDF) | MVC Standings | MVC Statistics | All-Conference Teams | MVC Notebook
Facility   Tickets | TD Ameritrade Park Omaha | Directions | Weather | Stadium Photo Gallery
 Tournament   Day 1 Stats | Day 2 Stats | Day 3 Stats | Day 4 Stats | Final Stats | All-Tournament Team
History   2010 Tournament Central | 2009 Tournament Central | 2008 Tournament Central

 

 


Tournament Schedule and Results
The 2011 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Tournament will consist of all eight conference teams split into two, four-team brackets. Each four-team bracket will be double-elimination with the two winners meeting in a single-elimination championship game. Teams are assigned brackets based on seed, which is determined by the order of finish in the regular-season conference play. One bracket will consist of seeds 1, 4, 5 and 8, while the other bracket will consist of seeds 2, 3, 6 and 7.

 

GAME 1  |  9 a.m.  |  Tue., May 24, 2011
Live Stats  |  Live Video 
Seed Teams R H E
6 Indiana State 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 5 7 1
3 Illinois State 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3

2

Win: Colin Rea (8-4) |  Loss: Corey Maines (9-4) |  Save: Blake Drake (8) |  Time: 2:45 | ATT: 1,931
Box Score | Recap

 

GAME 2  |  3:10 p.m.  |  Tue., May 24, 2011
Live Stats  |  Live Video
Seed Teams R H E
7 Evansville 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 10 0
2

Wichita State 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 X

2 4 1
Win: Lowell (10-4) |  Loss: Elam (7-4) |  Save:  Elam (5) |  Time: 2:11 | ATT: 1,931
Box Score | Recap

 

GAME 3  |  6:15 p.m.  |  Tue., May 24, 2011
Live Stats  |  Live Video
Seed Teams R H E
5 Southern Illinois 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 4 10 0
4 Missouri State 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 X 6 14 2
Win: Nick Petree (9-2) |  Loss: Cody Forsythe (8-5) |  Save:  Pierce Johnson (2) |  Time: 2:29 | ATT: 1,931
Box Score | Recap

 

GAME 4  |  9:00 a.m.  |  Wed., May 25, 2011
Live Stats  |  Live Video
Seed Teams R H E
8 Bradley 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 1
1 Creighton 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 X 4 5 0
Win: Jonas Dufek (10-1) |  Loss: Joe Bircher (6-6) |  Save:  Kurt Spomer (11) |  Time: 2:07 | ATT: 1,931
Box Score | Recap

 

GAME 5  |  11:40 a.m.  |  Wed., May 25, 2011
Live Stats  |  Live Video
Seed Teams R H E
3 Illinois State 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 6 0
7 Evansville 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 6 3
Win: Kenny Long (4-1) |  Loss: Peter Spear (0-1) |  Save:  None |  Time: 3:28 | ATT: 1,364
Box Score | Recap

 

GAME 6  |  3:45 p.m.  |  Wed., May 25, 2011
Live Stats  |  Live Video
Seed Teams R H E
5 Southern Illinois 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 10 0
8 Bradley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 2
Win: Cameron Maldonado (5-7) |  Loss: John Nasshan (3-8) |  Save:  None |  Time: 2:12 | ATT: 1,364
Box Score | Recap



GAME 7  |  6:30 p.m.  |  Wed., May 25, 2011
Live Stats  |  Live Video
Seed Teams R H E
2 Wichita State 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 2 0 7 5 0
6 Indiana State 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 7 5
Win: Brian Flynn (6-4) |  Loss: Sean Manaea (5-5) |  Save: TJ McGreevy (3) |  Time: 2:38 | ATT: 1,364
Box Score | Recap

 

GAME 8  | 9:40 p.m.  |  Wed., May 25, 2011
Live Stats  |  Live Video
Seed Teams R H E
4 Missouri State 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 10 13 1
1 Creighton 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 10 1
Win: Blake Barber (8-4) |  Loss: Ty Blach (10-2) |  Save:  None |  Time: 2:45 | ATT: 1,364
Box Score | Recap

 

GAME 9  |  9 a.m.  |  Thurs., May 26, 2011
Live Stats  |  Live Video
Seed Teams R H E
3 Illinois State 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 6 7 3
6 Indiana State 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 X 7 9 0
Win: Reggie Hochstedler (4-1) |  Loss: Cam Verbeke (0-2) |  Save:  Blake Drake (10) |  Time: 2:46 | ATT: 3,213
Box Score | Recap

 

GAME 10  |  12:45 p.m.  |  Thurs., May 26, 2011
Live Stats  |  Live Video
Seed Teams R H E
1 Creighton 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 5 9 0
5 Southern Illinois 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Win: Greg Hellhake (4-4) |  Loss: Andrew Bever (5-6) |  Save:  None |  Time: 1:59 | ATT: 3,213
Box Score | Recap

 

GAME 11  |  4 p.m.  |  Thurs., May 26, 2011
Live Stats  |  Live Video
Seed Teams R H E
6 Indiana State 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 7 9 3
2 Wichita State 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 6 12 2
Win: Chris Machado (5-3) |  Loss: Josh Smith (7-4) |  Save:  None |  Time: 2:36 | ATT: 3,213
Box Score | Recap

 

GAME 12  |  7:30 p.m.  |  Thurs., May 26, 2011
Live Stats  |  Live Video
Seed Teams R H E
1 Creighton 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 6 8 1
4 Missouri State 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 11 4
Win: Reese McGraw (6-1) |  Loss: Pierce Johnson (6-5) |  Save:  Kurt Spomer (12) |  Time: 3:00 | ATT: 3,213
Box Score | Recap

 

GAME 13  |  12:30 p.m.  |  Fri., May 27, 2011
Live Stats  |  Live Video
Seed Teams R H E
3 Wichita State 4 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 9 13 0
6 Indiana State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Win: Zach Beringer (3-3) |  Loss: Kurt Kudrecki (1-2) |  Save:  Albert Minnis (1) |  Time: 2:25 | ATT: 2,318
Box Score | Recap

 

GAME 14  |  4 p.m.  |  Fri., May 27, 2011
Live Stats  |  Live Video
Seed Teams R H E
4 Missouri State 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 0
1 Creighton 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 7 0
Win: Erik Mattingly (1-0) |  Loss: Dan Kickham (2-3) |  Save:  None |  Time: 3:40 | ATT: 2,318
Box Score | Recap

 

GAME 15 (Championship Game)  |  7 p.m.  |  Sat., May 28, 2011
Live Stats
Seed Teams R H E
1 Creighton 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 6 0
2 Wichita State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 1
Win: Jonas Dufek (11-1) |  Loss: Charlie Lowell (10-5) |  Save:  Kurt Spomer (13) |  Time: 2:10 | ATT: 6,939
Box Score | Recap | All-Tournament Team