The 2012 Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Tournament will come to its conclusion on Saturday night, as the Creighton Blue Jays and Southern Illinois Salukis meet in this year's championship game.
The championship matchup is somewhat of an upset, as Creighton entered the tournament as the eighth seed, while Southern Illinois entered the tournament as the sixth seed. Top-seeded Indiana State did not win a single game in the tournament, losing 5-0 to Creighton in the opening round, before being eliminated on Wednesday by Evansville.
Just as Creighton defeated the No. 1 seed earlier in the tournament, Southern Illinois defeated the No. 2 seed in the tournament, and tournament host, Missouri State. The Salukis defeated Missouri State on Friday, 3-2 in 10 innings, and in doing so, advanced to the championship game on Saturday night.
The championship tilt between Creighton and Southern Illinois is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Saturday night. Televised coverage of the game can be found on MVC TV.
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