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

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

The Daily Eastern News

Eastern shortstop Megan Burton throws to first after fielding a ground ball at third base in the second game of a doubleheader against Tennessee-Martin April 12, 2021. Eastern lost the game 1-0.

Top returners for softball, baseball teams

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 7, 2021

Both the Eastern baseball and softball teams will be playing fall exhibitions.  The baseball team will play Illinois State on the road Saturday while the softball team will host Wabash Valley College...

Billy the Panther dances during “First Night” in OBrien Field Sunday Aug. 21. SOMETHING ABOUT TRY OUTS MAYYYYBE

Sweeney taken by Yankees with 20th pick in 2021 MLB Draft

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor July 11, 2021

Eastern shortstop Trey Sweeney was selected 20th overall by the New York Yankees in the 2021 MLB Draft Sunday night. Sweeney became the third-highest drafted player in Eastern history and the highest-drafted...

Eastern in 9th as season enters final month

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2021

There is about a month left for the baseball teams of the OVC before the conference tournament begins. With only four spots in the tournament, the teams in contention have limited time to secure their...

Panthers split doubleheader, lose series

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief April 25, 2021

After a loss Thursday, the Eastern baseball team needed to sweep a Friday doubleheader to win a three-game series against Tennessee-Martin. The Panthers won the first game 7-0 but lost the second 5-2,...

Eastern third baseman Dalton Doyle dives to his right to make a play on a ground ball, which he would then throw to first base for an out against Tennessee-Martin on April 22 at Coaches Stadium. The Panthers lost the game 5-1.

Home run ball bites Panthers in 5-1 loss

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2021

There were plenty of solo home runs hits between the Eastern baseball team and Tennessee-Martin Thursday afternoon. All six runs in the game came from solo shots, five of which belonged to the Skyhawks...

Panthers in 8th place with 13 OVC games left

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief April 20, 2021

There is a month left in the regular season for the Eastern baseball team, and after losing a three-game series to Morehead State last weekend, the Panthers are now in eighth place in the OVC. There...

Panthers beat Maryville 10-3 Tuesday

Ryan Meyer, Baseball Reporter April 13, 2021

The Eastern baseball team beat Maryville University 10-3 on Tuesday afternoon. Ryan Ignoffo got the win in a relief opportunity after coming in for Jalen Cardinal in the fifth inning and striking out...

Baseball team takes weekend series from Colonels

Ryan Meyer, Baseball Reporter April 11, 2021

The Eastern baseball team won two of three in their conference series over the weekend against Eastern Kentucky. The Panthers won both games in Friday’s doubleheader, winning 9-7 and 11-2, respectively. Eastern...

Baseball team falls to Redbirds in rain-shortened game

Ryan Meyer, Baseball Reporter March 30, 2021

The Eastern baseball team lost 4-3 Tuesday afternoon to Illinois State in a game that was shortened to seven innings by rain. The Panthers rallied off a hit by second baseman Lucas DiLuca and RBI walks...

Panthers get 1st conference series win

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief March 28, 2021

After a 3-2 loss to Southeast Missouri Friday, the Eastern baseball team needed to sweep a Saturday doubleheader if they wanted to win their first conference series win of the season. The Panthers did...

Baseball team beats Redbirds

Staff Report March 24, 2021

The top of the order came through for the Eastern baseball team in its 9-7 win over Illinois State Wednesday night. The first four hitters for the Panthers, Lucas DiLuca, Logan Eickhoff, Trey Sweeney...

Panthers in 8th after 2 conference series

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief March 22, 2021

The first two series in conference play are in the books for the Eastern baseball team. The Panthers gone 1-2 in both series, first against Murray State at home and then against Tennessee Tech on the...

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