The UNI baseball team needs to makeup ground in a hurry if the Panthers hope to play in the Missouri Valley Conference post-season tournament. UNI is 4-12 in the Valley and opens a four-game series at home against Creighton tonight. The good news for the Panthers and coach Rick Heller is that they are only four games out of third place. He says the chances are still “o-k”, and not insurmountable.The Panthers spend most of the final month at home and Heller says they need to take advantage. He says it’s crucial that they get at least a split and hopefully win three or four games.Heller says there is a chance to gain ground on a number of conference teams such as Evansville, Bradley, and Illinois State. Creighton is second in the Valley race with a record of 10-5. The teams play a single game tonight to open the four-game series.
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