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MVC Baseball Tournament 2012: Missouri State, Wichita State Compete For Title

The 2012 State Farm MVC Baseball Championship begins on Tuesday. Missouri State and Wichita State are both competing for the title.

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Missouri State University will be the host of the 2012 State Farm MVC Baseball Championship beginning on Tuesday. The college baseball tournament will be held from May 22-26 at Hammons Field in Springfield, MO.

The Indiana St. Sycamores claimed the regular-season crown in the Missouri Valley Conference and will try to add the tournament championship to their trophy case over the next week. Missouri State will be the No. 2 seed in the tournament and Wichita State will hold down the No. 3 seed.

Wichita has far and away the most all-time championships in the MVC tournament, having won 17 titles dating back to 1980, but Indiana could move into a tie for second place all-time if they capture their seventh title this year.

Here is the first-round bracket for the tournament. All times are local. Coverage can be found on ESPN3.

Game 1: No. 4 Illinois State vs. No. 5 Evansville - Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.

Game 2: No. 1 Indiana State vs. No. 8 Creighton - Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.

Game 3: No. 3 Wichita State vs. No. 6 Southern Illinois - Tuesday, 4:00 p.m.

Game 4: No. 2 Missouri State vs. No. 7 Bradley - Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

Game 5: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 - Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.

Game 6: Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 - Wednesday, 12:30 p.m.

For more coverage of the MVC tournament, please stay tuned to this StoryStream.