The Daily Eastern News

Column: Standouts from the diamond in 2020

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2020

Before their 2020 seasons were cut short, the Eastern baseball and softball teams were both holding records above .500 and were riding win streaks. Several players stood out for each team, both in the batters box and on the pitchers mound.   Baseball- Trey Sweeney The Eastern baseball team may ha...

Panthers getting back into swing of things

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

September 13, 2020

Although the Eastern baseball team  will not be missing out on any actual games this semester, their offseason plans have been altered by COVID-19. The Panthers returned to practice recently after not playing or practicing together since March 11, just two days before the rest of the 2020 season ...

Eastern sweeps Golden Lions

Vince Lovergine, Baseball Reporter

March 11, 2020

The Eastern baseball team is 14 games into the season and after its latest win over Arkansas Pine-Bluff Wednesday, the team is 8-6. A six run fourth inning sparked the Panthers to a 9-2 victory. Gunner Smith put on a show with a five RBI performance and Ben Stephens commanded the mound, tossing six...

Notebook: Belmont, Cougars currently lead OVC standings

Blake Faith, Baseball Reporter

March 10, 2020

In the OVC, Belmont and Southern Illinois Edwardsville currently lead the standing each undefeated in conference play. Although Belmont is first in the conference, Southern Illinois Edwardsville leads in multiple individual statistics. Southern Illinois Edwardsville has found success in players o...

Baseball scores 12 runs in road win

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

March 10, 2020

Eastern’s baseball team scored seven ninth inning runs in its 12-4 win over Arkansas Pine-Bluff Tuesday. The Panthers went into the ninth inning leading the Golden Lions 5-3 but blew the game wide open, piling on seven runs off just one hit in the final inning. The lone hit was a big one off the bat ...

Baseball team wins weekend set against Gamecocks

Eastern outfielder Tyler Tesmond rounds third base at Coaches Stadium last March against Lindenwood. Eastern beat Lindenwood 5-2 and Tesmond recorded two hits in the game.

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

March 9, 2020

The Eastern baseball team (6-6, 2-1 OVC) downed Jacksonville State (6-7, 1-2 OVC) on Sunday at Coaches Stadium on an 11th inning score from the bat of redshirt senior Dane Toppel to win the first conference series of the year. The Panthers now gear up for a two-game midweek series against Arkansas-Pine B...

Panthers win one against Northwestern State, lose series finale Sunday

Will Klein completes his follow through and lets his pitch fly toward the batter. Eastern lost 6-3 to Northwestern State on the road Sunday.

Vince Lovergine, Baseball Reporter

March 2, 2020

While this weekend may not show for it in terms of wins, the Eastern baseball team still finds itself in good standing. The Panthers played Northwestern State on the road for a three-game series, dropping two of three games. Eastern did secure a 5-1 win Feb. 29, in large part of junior Blake Malatestinic’s e...

Eastern baseball team has tough weekend at Arkansas

Vince Lovergine, Baseball Reporter

February 16, 2020

Going up against one of the country’s best, seventh-ranked University of Arkansas, the Eastern baseball team ran into some problems to open the 2020 season. The season opened Friday with junior Will Klein on the mound, and he was impressive going five and two thirds innings, allowing three earned r...

Eastern faces back-to-back tests this weekend

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Jordyn Hughes tries to drive past a defender as Jennifer Nehls sets a screen for her. Eastern lost 75-62 to Tennessee Tech Jan. 18 in Lantz Arena.

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

January 22, 2020

As luck would have it, the Eastern women’s basketball team’s schedule this week will show it no leniency following the Panthers’ (4-2 OVC) second conference loss of the season to first-place Tennessee Tech (6-0 OVC) Jan. 18. The Panthers, having just played arguably the best team in the conference...

Baseball team to host Tennessee-Martin

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

April 25, 2019

Time has slowly crept its way up to the Eastern baseball team, and head coach Jason Anderson wants his team to win as much as possible in the closing weeks. Eastern still has 14 games left in the season, but considering the Panthers have four three-game series left to play, that only leaves just ove...

Eastern blows out Robert Morris 13-2 at home

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

April 23, 2019

Everyone expected the Eastern baseball team to get a blowout victory over Robert Morris (Peoria) Tuesday, which they did with a 13-2 final at Coaches Stadium. Eastern let the game play out until the top of the seventh inning and called the game after Robert Morris’ at-bat in the top half. But Rober...

Eastern baseball team defeats Eagles on Friday

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

April 21, 2019

The Eastern baseball team closed out its three-game road conference series against Morehead State with a 5-4 win Friday. Eastern (19-21, 10-11) scored three runs late in the game to take the victory in the third and final game of the series, after losing a doubleheader Thursday to Morehead State (26-15, 11-7). The Panthers have grow...

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