SLU/SIUE Missouri Valley Invitational

at least one field is NO METAL CLEATS (rubber cleats work better than turfs)
Greenville gas mart   @   Friday 6/1 @ 5am

This is an “All Scout” event include live game cast coverage of every pitch, complete stat tracking on every game and player in the event, Player of the Game awards, and All Tournament team distinctions for each event.
Tournament Page

WEEKEND Head Coach – Mark Littell

Mark pitched 4 years with Kansas City Royals and 5 years with St Louis Cardinals. His final year with the Cardinals was 1982 when the Cardinals won the World Series. Ask Mark to see his ring! Mark was a pitching coach in the MiLB for 10 years, he’s been working with a number of colleges over the years including Dickinson State.

Mark grew up in Gideon, Missouri, near Clarkton which is south of Malden. Mark knows exactly what it takes to make it, so keep your ears open and learn as much as you can from him.

Mark has written two books:
On the Eighth Day: God Made Baseball
Country Boy, Conveniently Wild

WEEKEND Assistant Coaches:
  • Trey McDaniel, Sophomore SIU Pitcher
  • Jake Dorris, Junior, Sports Management major


Lindenwood University (Lou Brock Sports Complex)

Lindenwood University (Lou Brock Sports Complex)

Lindenwood University (Lou Brock Sports Complex)

SIU-Edwardsville (Roy Lee Field)

Tournament Page has Notifications options for your team and will list all games and seeding.

Bracket Format


Tourney Rules:


Jun 1 @ 5AM – Greenville Gas Mart

TRAVELING: 12    =>    Brian, Trey, Jake + 9 players
Holmes Expedition (Driver plus 7 = 8)
Jack’s H3 (driver + 3 = 4)
Small trailer for gear & coolers

Beal, Holmes, Bratton, Huff, Hardin, Dickerson, Triplett, Becker, Laxton



  • Mason Brown – Has to work
  • Koel Orchard – playing in All-State Football Game
  • Dillon Rice – is playing with younger team at Three Rivers
  • Matt Lambert – too old for tourney
  • Montana Buffington – still recovering from surgery
  • Shay Amoss – has been offered a spot but no decision made

College Tour

A coach from Lindenwood University will give the team a tour of their program and facilities. Someone from the admissions office will also give us a quick info-tour about their college. Estimated time between 30 and 50 minutes.

Player Assignments


  • Fill out Lindenwood University recruiting application
    • In last box titled “Team Highlights In Career” make sure to include the following dates, times and info in your own words
      • My 18U team, Perfectos, will be competing at Lindenwood on Friday, June 1 (9am, 1:30pm) and Saturday, June 2 (11:15am). I hope you can watch one of these games.
  • Fill out SIU-E recruiting applications
    • In box titled “What is your connection to this university” include:
      • My 18U team, Perfectos, will be competing at Roy Lee Field on Saturday, June 2 at 6pm. I hope you can be at that game.

FRIDAY – 10 minutes: Every player needs to read Gregg Olson’s Unwritten Rules of Baseball (You don’t know what you don’t know until you look stupid!)
SATURDAY – 15 minutes: Every player needs to read Our Cardinal Legacy to know about our teams name and why we formed Cardinals Legacy Foundation for Baseball


Spacious 3-floor condo with 8 queen beds in 4 bedrooms plus plenty of space for additional blow-up mattresses. Full kitchen for meals. Mark Littell will have one room. Brian will have one room. There is plenty of space throughout the unit. There are 3 showers in the unit and washer/dryer.

If you bring your game console, you should probably try and bring a small screen because I think the condo only has 2 TVs.

We will check in after our second game on June 1st.

3303 Watson Road Condo Level 1, St. Louis, MO 63139
Get directions
AirBnB link to condo:


Friday 6/1
Lunch (at ballpark between games): Lunchmeat & Chips  & Gogurt & Gatorade
Dinner (at condo): Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce, Garlic Bread, Salad, Brownies, Lemonade, Sweet Tea

Saturday 6/2
Breakfast (at condo): Biscuits, Gravy, Sausage, Cereal, Milk, OJ, Coffee
Lunch (at condo between games):  Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes, Cheese, Gravy, Gatorade
Dinner (at condo after games): Hamburgers/Cheeseburgers/Hot Dogs & Fries, Lemonade, Sweet Tea

Sunday 6/3
Breakfast (at condo): Pancakes & Syrup, Sausage, Cereal, Milk, OJ, Coffee
If we make Bracket Play we will have lunch at Subway


Gate Fee: There is a one-time gate fee of $20, per adult, covering all fields for the duration of the event. There is no gate fee for children under 18 or seniors over 65.



Head Coach Doug Bletcher
Pitching / Recruiting Matt Meier
Offensive/Defensive Jason Munoz



Southern Illinois university – Edwardsville  COUGARS (NCAA D1) – link

Sean Lyons Head Coach
Brandon Scott Assistant Coach
Tyler Hancock Assistant Coach
Tyler Schweigert Assistant Coach