Horizon League Baseball Tournament

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Horizon League Baseball Championship
Sport Baseball
Conference Horizon League
Number of teams 6
Format Modified double-elimination
Current stadium Oil City Stadium
Current location Whiting, IN
Played 1981-present
Last contest 2015
Current champion UIC (5)
Most championships Oral Roberts
Wright State (6)

The Horizon League Baseball Championship is the conference baseball tournament of the NCAA Division I Horizon League. Through the 2015 season, all Horizon League baseball teams (six in 2015) participated in the modified double-elimination tournament, which was most recently played at Oil City Stadium in Whiting, Indiana in 2015. Although the conference added a seventh baseball program in Northern Kentucky for the 2016 season (2015–16 school year), the 2016 tournament will continue to involve six teams; Northern Kentucky is ineligible because it is in the last year of its four-year transition from NCAA Division II. The 2017 tournament will be the first to involve Northern Kentucky.

The winner of the tournament receives an automatic berth to the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.


By year[edit]

The following is a list of conference champions and sites listed by year.[1]

Year Program Site MVP
1981 Oral Roberts Tulsa, OK
1982 Oral Roberts Detroit, MI
1983 Oral Roberts Tulsa, OK
1984 Oklahoma City Cincinnati, OH
1985 Oral Roberts Tulsa, OK
1986 Oral Roberts Detroit, MI
1987 Oral Roberts Evansville, IN
1988 Evansville South Bend, IN
1989 Notre Dame South Bend, IN
1990 Evansville South Bend, IN
1991 Notre Dame South Bend, IN
1992 Notre Dame South Bend, IN
1993 Notre Dame South Bend, IN
1994 Notre Dame South Bend, IN
1995 Wright State South Bend, IN
1996 Northern Illinois Indianapolis, IN
1997 Detroit Dayton, OH
1998 Butler Chicago, IL
1999 Milwaukee Chicago, IL
2000 Butler Dayton, OH
2001 Milwaukee Chicago, IL
2002 Milwaukee Cleveland, OH
2003 UIC Dayton, OH
2004 Youngstown State Niles, OH
2005 UIC Indianapolis, IN
2006 Wright State Dayton, OH Ross Oeder, Wright State
2007 UIC Chicago, IL David Cales, UIC
2008 UIC Niles, OH Brett Schaefer, UIC
2009 Wright State Lorain, OH
2010 Milwaukee Gary, IN Chad Pierce Milwaukee
2011 Wright State Nischwitz Stadium • Dayton, OH Zach Tanner, Wright State
2012 Valparaiso Les Miller FieldChicago, IL Mark Johnson, Valpraiso
2013 Valparaiso Eastwood FieldYoungstown, OH Karch Kowalczyk, Valparaiso
2014 Youngstown State Kapco ParkMilwaukee, WI Phil Lipari, Youngstown State
2015 Wright State Oil City StadiumWhiting, IN Mark Fowler, Wright State
2016 Wright State Nischwitz StadiumDayton, OH John Brodner, Wright State
2017 UIC Les Miller Field at Curtis Granderson StadiumChicago, IL David Cronin, UIC

By school[edit]

The following is a list of conference champions listed by school.

Program No. of titles Title years
Oral Roberts 6 1981, 1982, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987
Wright State 6 1995, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2016
Notre Dame 5 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
UIC 5 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2017
Milwaukee 4 1999, 2001, 2002, 2010
Youngstown State 2 2004, 2014
Valparaiso 2 2012, 2013
Butler 2 1998, 2000
Evansville 2 1988, 1990
Detroit 1 1997
Northern Illinois 1 1996
Oklahoma City 1 1984
  • Italics indicate that the program no longer fields a baseball team in the Horizon League.


  1. ^ "Baseball Record Book" (PDF). Horizon League. Retrieved 11 March 2012.