The Daily Eastern News

Volleyball team to play final spring game

Kaitlin Cordes, Volleyball Reporter

April 18, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Eastern volleyball team is scheduled to play its last game of the spring season Thursday. The match is the first and only home game slated for the second half of the volleyball season. Parkland College ended the fall season at 50-3 overall with a perfect conference record. The Cobras were undefeated...

Eastern batters explode for 17 runs in win over Illinois State

Eastern batters explode for 17 runs in win over Illinois State

Adam Shay, Baseball Reporter

April 18, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

  Eastern and Illinois State have had a school rivalry for over 100 years. On the baseball field Wednesday, they squared off in a game that will never be forgotten. After a nine-run first inning and a barrage of home runs, the Panthers had an offensive explosion as they defeated the Redbirds...

Women’s golf finishes tournament in 8th place

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

  The Eastern women’s golf season ended with an eighth-place finish at the OVC championships, not exactly a finish the team was hoping for, but for seniors like Anne Bahr and Hannah Magda, it will be the last meet they will compete in as Panthers.  Bahr shot an 82 in her final round, 249 over th...

Track and field set to head to Indiana State

Alex Hartman, Track and Field Reporter

April 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

  This weekend the men and women of Eastern track and field are getting deep into the season as it will travel to Indiana State for the Pacesetter meet.  The meet will continue the road trip for the team, as they creep closer to the OVC Outdoor Championships, now just three weeks away.  Over the p...

Softball team loses against SIUE on 2 walk offs

Softball team loses against SIUE on 2 walk offs

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

In game one of the Eastern softball team’s doubleheader against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, the Panthers took a three-run lead into the seventh just to see it slip away and lose 5-4 on a walk-off single by Kalei Kaneshiro. Fast-forward seven innings into game two, and a different story, same outcome. Easter...

Four-run inning downs baseball team

Four-run inning downs baseball team

Tom O'Connor, Baseball Reporter

April 17, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

Through four shutout innings, freshman Blake Malatestinic provided the momentum for a third win in the past four games. But a four-run seventh inning for Butler, marked by three singles and a double, would syphon out this efficiency in a 6-3 Eastern loss in which neither team scored the first four inning...

Men’s tennis seniors excited for OVC tournament

Men’s tennis seniors excited for OVC tournament

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

April 17, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Showcase, Sports

For the first time in their careers, Eastern men’s tennis seniors Grant and Trent Reiman, and Jared Woodson will part take in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. The Panthers clinched their first tournament berth in four years with a 4-3 win over Tennessee State. Eastern has not made an appearance...

Women’s golf team in 8th place at conference championships

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

There is a 32-stroke difference between the 7th place team and the 8th place teams in the women’s Ohio Valley Conference golf championships and Eastern finds itself in the latter after day one of the three-day tournament. The Panthers sit at +63 par, trailing Murray State who leads the tournament ...

Track, field finishes with three top spots

Track, field finishes with three top spots

Alex Hartman, Track and Field Reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

Now entering deeper into the outdoor track and field season, Eastern took a short ride north to Illinois for the Illinois Twilight meet Saturday. The Panthers competed against the schools of Illinois-Chicago, Marquette, DePaul, Northern Illinois and IUPUI. The men and women both finished in fourth ...

Panthers to play 2 makeup games against the Cougars

Panthers to play 2 makeup games against the Cougars

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

Playing makeup games has not been anything out of the ordinary for the Eastern softball team and Tuesday’s doubleheader against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville keeps that mini tradition alive. After having the games postponed over a day in advance because of bad weather predicted for Sunday, the...

Baseball team faces tough Butler team

Baseball team faces tough Butler team

Maher Kawash, Baseball Reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

The Eastern baseball team may be on the verge of turning the corner in its season and now gets the chance to do so at home. The Panthers picked up their first Ohio Valley Conference series win of the season after taking two of three from Belmont over the weekend. Now an even bigger test arises ...

Panthers split doubleheader with Tennessee-Martin

Panthers split doubleheader with Tennessee-Martin

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

April 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

It took seven games, but an OVC team finally got the best of the Eastern softball team, snapping its 10-game win streak, which dated all the way back to March 15 because of a plethora of rainouts. Eastern was 6-0 heading into a doubleheader with Tennessee-Martin. The Panthers held a 3-0 lead thro...

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