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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Freshman right-handed pitcher Slater Wilcox (32) pitches at Coaches Stadium on Sunday for the EIU baseball game.

EIU Baseball’s path through OVC Tournament

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter May 21, 2024

It’s been almost a year since, then senior closing pitcher, Zane Robbins, earned his seventh save of the season, closing out the Ohio Valley Conference Championship game against Morehead State University...

Mens Baseball team players stand in the dugout at home against Bellarmine at Coaches Stadium on March 12, 2024. Eastern beat Bellarmine 9-4 Tuesday afternoon.

EIU Baseball honors seniors, win over MSU

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter May 12, 2024

Eastern salvaged the series against Morehead State University on Sunday afternoon at Coaches Stadium, winning the series finale 5-1. The Panthers seemed more amped up than usual because it was senior...

Junior Outfield (1) Quade Peters join the team in excitedment after sliding into home base  at the game against Bradley

EIU Baseball drops second game against MSU

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter May 11, 2024

Eastern lost their sixth consecutive game against Morehead State University 18-10 on Saturday afternoon at Coaches Stadium. The Eagles scored nine runs early into the game (four runs in the first...

The baseball team game get suspended due to the weather, the team walked back to the locker room at the game against Bradley University Tuesday

EIU Baseball loses fifth straight game

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter May 10, 2024

Eastern lost a back-and-forth game against Morehead State University 7-6 on Friday afternoon at Coaches Stadium. Morehead State led 6-3 going into the bottom of the seventh inning, when Eastern’s...

Redshirt junior infielder Dylan Drumke prepares to bat at the EIU baseball game in Coaches Stadium on Sunday.

EIU splits doubleheader with USI

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter April 25, 2024

Eastern split a doubleheader against the University of Southern Indiana on Thursday at Coaches Stadium, winning game one 4-2 and losing game two 8-1.   Junior right-hander Casey Perrenoud went...

Freshman right-handed pitcher Slater Wilcox throws the ball at the game against Bradley University Tuesday

Nine-run first inning too much for EIU to overcome

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter April 24, 2024

Eastern couldn’t overcome a nine-run first inning by Butler University, losing 10-6 to the Bulldogs on Wednesday at Coaches Stadium.   Four batters into the ballgame, the Panthers were down...

Redshirt junior outfield Dylan Drumke gets a run to first after hitting outfield at the game against Bradley University Tuesday

EIU baseball loses to non-D1 opponent for first time since 2019

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter April 17, 2024

Eastern lost their final game of the homestand to the Saint Xavier University Cougars on Wednesday at Coaches Stadium by a score of 4-2.   The loss marks the first time Eastern lost to a non-Division...

Junior outfielder Quade Peters swinging and hitting the ball during Easterns game against Bradley University on Tuesday,

EIU beats Bradley in shortened game

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter April 16, 2024

Eastern fought the elements to get a rain-shortened 14-9 win over the Bradley Braves on Tuesday at Coaches Stadium.  The game went back and forth until the bottom of the third inning when the Panthers...

EIU softball players tags out a Tennessee State University player during their doubleheader game at home Saturday.

EIU baseball, softball take home wins

Gabe Newman and Luther Yoder April 15, 2024

EIU baseball won a three-game series over the weekend against the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Cougars, taking two out of three games at Coaches Stadium.  Both wins for the Panthers...

Left-handed pitcher sophomore Jack Potteiger pitching during the Eastern Illinois University panthers against Northern Illinois University Huskies,

EIU baseball not able to complete sweep against SIUE

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter April 14, 2024

Eastern lost the series finale against the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Cougars on Sunday 11-5 at Coaches Stadium.  It looked like it was going to be a high scoring game after the...

Freshman redshirt cather Luke Melton,

EIU baseball wins two against SIUE in doubleheader

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter April 13, 2024

Eastern won both games of a doubleheader against the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Cougars on Saturday at Coaches Stadium.   Game one came down to the wire. SIUE had the tying run...

Freshman libero/defensive specialist Masyn Navarro imitates riding a bike during a challenge call during the volleyball game against Morehead State Thursday evening at Lantz Arena.

Communication makes the difference, student athletes said

Chloe Proffitt, Sports Reporter April 11, 2024

A student athlete is an individual who adventures into finding the perfect balance of what many say feels like two full-time jobs: school and their sport.  For some student athletes, the “student”...

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