1988 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament

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The 1988 Missouri Valley Conference baseball tournament was held in Wichita, KS. In a controversial decision #1 Wichita State University was declared champion when the championship game with #2 Creighton University was suspended due to rain. The game was scheduled to be resumed on Monday, with a 2nd game to follow if Creighton won, but the NCAA informed the conference that it would only receive 1 bid to the NCAA tournament. Creighton had 1 loss in the tournament, Wichita State had not lost.

Participating Teams[edit]

Seed School Conf. Record Head Coach
1 Wichita State University 16-4 Gene Stephenson
2 Creighton University 12-8 Jim Hendry
3 Southern Illinois University 11-9 Richard "Itch" Jones
4 Bradley University 8-12 Dewey Kalmer
5 Illinois State University 7-13 Duffy Bass
6 Indiana State University 6-14 Bob Warn

Game Results[edit]

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
May 19
Game 1 Southern Illinois University 5-4 Bradley University
Game 2 Creighton University 5-4 Illinois State University
Game 3 Wichita State University 7-5 Indiana State University
May 20
Game 4 Creighton University 10-5 Southern Illinois University
Game 5 Wichita State University 6-3 Bradley University Bradley eliminated
Game 6 Indiana State University 8-4 Illinois State University Illinois State eliminated
May 21
Game 7 Wichita State University 11-5 Creighton University
Game 8 Indiana State University 13-5 Southern Illinois University Southern Illinois eliminated
Game 9 Creighton University 3-1 Indiana State University Indiana State eliminated
May 22
Game 10 Wichita State University 3-3 (8)* Creighton University Wichita State advances to NCAA tournament

* Game suspended due to rain.