Illinois State will host the 2019 Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Championship at Duffy Bass Field, as announced by the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) office.

The 2019 MVC Baseball Championship will be played May 21–25 and will utilize a newly introduced eight-team bracketed format. The tournament champion will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and all games will be aired on an ESPN digital network (ESPN3 or ESPN+).

“We are pleased host the MVC Baseball Championship next May. Valley baseball is highly regarded in the collegiate space and we know our community will support this high-end championship,” Illinois State Director of Athletics Larry Lyons said. “We have one of the best on-campus baseball facilities and have continued to upgrade the facility since our last opportunity to host in 2013. Our staff is anxious to support the league’s baseball student-athletes and give them a first-class championship experience here in Normal.”