1997 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament

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The 1997 Missouri Valley Conference baseball tournament was held in Wichita, KS. #3 Southwest Missouri State University defeated #1 Wichita State University for the title.

Participating Teams[edit]

Seed School Conf. Record Head Coach
1 Wichita State University 21-7 Gene Stephenson
2 University of Northern Iowa 18-8 Dave Schrage
3 Southwest Missouri State University 16-10 Keith Guttin
4 Illinois State University 18-13 Jeff Stewart
5 Southern Illinois University 13-15 Dan Callahan
6 University of Evansville 13-19 Jim Brownlee


Game Results[edit]

Game Winner Score Loser Notes
May 14
Game 1 Southwest Missouri State University 4-2 Illinois State University
Game 2 Southern Illinois University 7-3 University of Northern Iowa
Game 3 University of Evansville 6-1 Wichita State University
May 15
Game 4 Wichita State University 12-7 University of Northern Iowa Northern Iowa eliminated
Game 5 Southern Illinois University 5-4 Southwest Missouri State University
Game 6 Illinois State University 17-1 University of Evansville
May 16
Game 7 Southwest Missouri State University 13-4 University of Evansville Evansville eliminated
Game 8 Wichita State University 11-5 Illinois State University Illinois State eliminated
Game 9 Southwest Missouri State University 17-11 Southern Illinois University
May 17
Game 10 Wichita State University 17-8 Southern Illinois University Southern Illinois eliminated
Game 11 Southwest Missouri State University 8-4 Wichita State University Southwest Missouri State advances to NCAA tournament