1980 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament

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The 1980 Missouri Valley Conference baseball tournament was held in Wichita, KS. Wichita State University defeated Southern Illinois University for the title.

Participating Teams[edit]

School Overall Record* Head Coach
Bradley University 25-30 Chuck Buescher
Creighton University 26-20-1 Jerry Bartee
Indiana State University 38-19 Bob Warn
New Mexico State University 30-27 Jim Kwasny
Southern Illinois University 34-16 Richard "Itch" Jones
University of Tulsa 28-25 Gene Shell
Wichita State University 53-12-1 Gene Stephenson

* Teams did not play a conference schedule. Records are final season records.

Game Results[edit]

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
Game 1 Bradley University 8-5 University of Tulsa
Game 2 Southern Illinois University 24-6 New Mexico State University
Game 3 Wichita State University 12-3 Creighton University
Game 4 Bradley University 7-5 Southern Illinois University
Game 5 Wichita State University 7-4 Indiana State University
Game 6 New Mexico State University 14-5 University of Tulsa Tulsa eliminated
Game 7 Southern Illinois University 18-4 Creighton University Creighton eliminated
Game 8 Indiana State University 6-5 New Mexico State University New Mexico State eliminated
Game 9 Wichita State University 18-17 Bradley University
Game 10 Southern Illinois University 14-12 Indiana State University Indiana State eliminated
Game 11 Southern Illinois University 18-5 Bradley University Bradley eliminated
Game 12 Wichita State University 12-1 Southern Illinois University Wichita State advances to NCAA tournament