The Daily Eastern News

Notebook: Eastern fading out of conference picture

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

April 10, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Eastern softball team continues to slide in the Ohio Valley Conference standings, and now it’s looking more improbable the Panthers can move out of the bottom half of the conference. Eastern lost both games of a doubleheader to Southern Illinois Edwardsville in eyebrow-raising fashion, with 10-3 i...

Softball team drops 11th straight game

Tom O'Connor, Softball Reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

Southern Illinois Edwardsville freshman Sammie Ofoia pounded one about 20 feet over the left field fence off Hannah Cravens, widening its lead over Eastern in the top of the fifth. As she rounded third and a throng of Cougar players awaited her at home plate, a cloud of sand dust polluted the air alon...

Eastern loses 9-8 to Salukis

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

It was a mistake that Eastern’s baseball team got back in to Tuesday’s game. It was a mistake that let Southern Illinois take the lead in the top of the ninth inning. A near miracle from Jimmy Govern almost ended what was otherwise a wild and sloppy game in Eastern’s favor. And yet, in a g...

Pitching comes up short in losses

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

Southern Illinois Edwardsville did not relent in the fifth inning of its 13-0 win over Eastern Tuesday night at Williams Field. Four different pitchers took the mound for Eastern in that inning, and four different pitchers watched as the Cougars piled on run after run, nine total in the inning. Hanna...

Eastern men’s tennis team wins two of three matches over weekend

Eastern men’s tennis team wins two of three matches over weekend

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

April 8, 2019


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Usually it will take a couple of years for a new head coach to turn things around, but that is not the case for the Eastern men’s tennis team. Interim director of tennis Chris Tolson has changed the landscape of Eastern men’s tennis in just one season. Last year, the Panthers finished with six wi...

Panthers lose to Belmont, beat Tennessee State

Panthers lose to Belmont, beat Tennessee State

Blake Faith, Women's Tennis Reporter

April 8, 2019


Filed under Sports

Despite Eastern’s women’s tennis team’s conference loss to Belmont on Friday, the Panthers were still able to even their conference record with a win against Tennessee State on Saturday and a non-conference win against Martin Methodist College also on Saturday. Against Belmont the Panthers would win one d...

Eastern ready to shake losing streak

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Eastern softball team is mired in a nine-game losing streak that dates back to March 24 and includes six losses to Ohio Valley Conference opponents. The feeling around the team, however, is that to truly understand the losing streak, you need to dig below the surface. It seems like throughout the entire nine-gam...

Eastern goes 1-2 against Belmont

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

April 7, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Foster Anshutz was perfect going into the weekend series against the Belmont Bruins with a 5-0 record as a starter in Eastern’s rotation, but Belmont ruined that with a 5-1 win over Eastern Saturday. Anshutz gave up four earned runs in his 6.2 innings on seven hits during the final game of the serie...

Eastern extends losing streak to 9 games

Tom O'Connor, Softball Reporter

April 7, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

As she so often does, Hannah Cravens, through seven and a third innings, trekked from the batter’s box to the pitcher’s mound and back again, repeating a familiar route that had her pitching and batting in the same inning. “It’s definitely a lot of work, but it makes it less work when I have good def...

Track, field places 13 athletes in top 3

Blake Faith, Track and Field Reporter

April 7, 2019


Filed under Sports

Track and field director Brenton Emanuel has stressed this year on the importance of his athletes to take advantage of every opportunity in competition as Eastern’s season progresses. Last weekend at the EIU Big Blue Classic, several events were cancelled due to weather. This weekend Eastern’s...

Women’s tennis has full weekend ahead

Women’s tennis has full weekend ahead

Blake Faith, Women's Tennis Reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under Sports

Eastern’s women's tennis team is fresh off a week of no competition and heading into three matches this weekend. The opponents are Belmont, Tennessee State and Martin Methodist College. The matches with Belmont and Tennessee State give the Panthers two chances at improving their conference record...

Sycamores take 2 from Eastern

Sycamores take 2 from Eastern

Tom O'Connor, Softball Reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

Softball is a game of inches and a game of failure, and the conversation should turn to the successes, win or lose, after each matchup; at least, that is how head coach Kim Schuette sees it. Although the Panthers were not inches from a victory in either game, per se, they were mere feet away from a w...

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