1989 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament

From BR Bullpen

The 1989 Missouri Valley Conference baseball tournament was held in Wichita, KS. Bradley University withdrew from the tournament when the van carrying the team to Wichita crashed, killing one player and leaving another in critical condition. #2 Indiana State University defeated #1 Wichita State University for the title.

Participating Teams[edit]

Seed School Conf. Record Head Coach
1 Wichita State University 13-5 Gene Stephenson
2 Indiana State University 13-7 Bob Warn
3 Illinois State University 10-10 Jeff Stewart
4 Creighton University 9-11 Jim Hendry
5 Southern Illinois University 6-14 Richard "Itch" Jones

Game Results[edit]

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
May 18
Game 1 Southern Illinois University 7-4 Creighton University
Game 2 Indiana State University 6-2 Illinois State University
May 19
Game 3 Wichita State University 16-3 Southern Illinois University
Game 4 Creighton University 10-4 Illinois State University Illinois State eliminated
Game 5 Indiana State University 4-1 Wichita State University
Game 6 Southern Illinois University 6-2 Creighton University Creighton eliminated
May 20
Game 7 Wichita State University 5-3 Southern Illinois University Southern Illinois eliminated
Game 8 Indiana State University 12-7 Wichita State University Indiana State advances to NCAA tournament