The final two Missouri Valley Conference Tournament baseball games scheduled for Saturday were postponed to Sunday, with Illinois State and Missouri State playing an 11 a.m. elimination game at Hammons Field in Springfield, Mo.

The top-seeded Bears (40-16) forced a rematch with the No. 8 seed Redbirds (15-39) with an 8-6 victory that ended after midnight early Saturday. Missouri State scored four runs in the first off ISU starter Colton Johnson (1-5) and added two in the second.

The Redbirds scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth with help from three Bears errors before Colin Braithwaite grounded out to end the game.

The winner of Sunday's first game will face second-seeded Dallas Baptist (39-19) for the tourney championship at 3 p.m.


Zimmer 8th in 400: Senior Maddison Zimmer finished in a personal-best time of 55.47 seconds to place eighth in the 400 meter run on the final day of the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Geneva, Ohio.

Zimmer's finish combined with Molly McGraw's fourth place tie in the high jump and Amelia Glueck's fifth in the long jump to give the Titans 9.5 points, placing 35th.


Bobcats win in 11: Aidan Cossio scored on a Nick Figus sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 11th to give the Bloomington Bobcats a 1-0 victory over the Northwest Indiana Oilmen in Midwest Collegiate League play at O'Neil Park.

Zach Frey (1-0) got the win in relief after starter Jackson Bronke struck out 12 and scattered two hits in six scoreless innings. Jack Butler had two hits for the Bobcats (1-1).


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