1978 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament

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The 1978 Missouri Valley Conference baseball tournament was held in Omaha, NE. Southern Illinois University defeated Wichita State University for the title.

Participating Teams[edit]

School Overall Record* Head Coach
Bradley University 17-22-1 Chuck Buescher
Creighton University 15-16 Jerry Bartee
Indiana State University 26-24-3 Bob Warn
New Mexico State University 28-23 Jim Kwasny
Southern Illinois University 37-14 Richard "Itch" Jones
University of Tulsa 35-21 Gene Shell
Wichita State University 43-30-1 Gene Stephenson

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

Game Results[edit]

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