TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State will be the No. 5 seed at the 2022 Missouri Valley Baseball Championships as announced by the conference office on Saturday afternoon. The Sycamores will take on the No. 8 Valparaiso Beacons in an elimination game on Tuesday evening at Hammons Field in Springfield, Mo. with first pitch set for 6:30 pm ET.
Southern Illinois earned its first MVC regular-season title since 1990, including eighth in program history, as the Salukis claimed the tournament’s top seed with an 16-5 MVC record. SIU won all seven Valley series during the regular season and have not lost a single three-game series all season long.
Evansville (14-6 MVC) is the tournament’s No. 2 seed entering next week’s championship.
no. 3 DBU (11-9-1 MVC) will face host No. 4 Bradley (11-10 MVC) in Wednesday’s final game slated for 8 PM (ET).
no. 5 Indiana State (10-10-1 MVC) will face No. 8 Valparaiso (5-15 MVC) at 6:30 PM (ET) on Tuesday in a single elimination contest.
no. 6 Missouri State (8-13 MVC) will open the tournament against No. 7 Illinois State (7-14 MVC) at 2:30 PM (ET) Tuesday in a single elimination game.
Schedule for Tuesday, May 24
Game 1: No. 6 Missouri State vs. no. 7 Illinois State, 2:30 PM (ET)
Game 2*: no. 5 Indiana State vs. no. 8 Valparaiso, 6:30 PM (ET)
*If the No. 8 seed wins Game 2, it will play the No. 1 seed at noon on Wednesday, and the winner of Game 1 would face the No. 2 seed.
Schedule for Wednesday, May 25
Game 3: No. 1 Southern Illinois vs. Game 1 winner, Noon (ET)
Game 4: No. 2 Evansville vs. Game 2 winner, 4 PM (ET)
Game 5: No. 3 DBU vs. no. 4 Bradley, 8 PM (ET)
Schedule for Thursday, May 26
Game 6: Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4, Noon (ET)
Game 7: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 5.4 PM (ET)
Game 8: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5.8 PM (ET)
Schedule for Friday, May 27
Game 9: TBD, Noon (ET)
Game 10: TBD, 4 PM (ET)
Game 11: TBD, 8 PM (ET)
Schedule for Saturday, May 28
Game 12: MVC Championship, 4 PM (ET)
Game 13: MVC Championship (If Necessary), 8 PM (ET)
Follow the Action
Valley fans can watch the 2022 MVC Baseball Tournament on ESPN+.
Fans can also follow along via several Missouri Valley Conference social media outlets including Twitter (@MVCsports, #MVCBaseball), Instagram (MVCsports) and Facebook (facebook.com/MissouriValleyConference).
The 2022 Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Championship will welcome all eight league members to compete for the Valley’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. This year’s format will give the top four seeds based on regular season finish a buy into Day 2 of the tournament, while seeds five through eight will play in a single elimination round on Tuesday, May 24. The two winners on Tuesday will join the top four seeds in a six-team double elimination format beginning on Wednesday, May 25.
Games will be played at 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm on Tuesday, Noon, 4 pm and 8 pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with the championship game being played on Saturday at 4 pm with an “If Necessary” game at 8 pm.
Follow the Sycamores
For the latest information on the Sycamore Baseball team, make sure to check out GoSycamores.com. You can also find the team on social media including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Fans can also receive updates on Sycamore Athletics by downloading the March On App from both the App Store and the Google Play Store.