The Daily Eastern News

Schuette shows depth with diamond movement

Schuette shows depth with diamond movement

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

If it takes playing all 20 of her players in one inning to win a game, that is what Eastern softball coach Kim Schuette will do to win that game. If winning a game means playing the same nine players over and over again, Schuette will do that. When it comes to who she plays from her roster, when and wher...

Eastern clobbers Illinois College 11-1

Eastern clobbers Illinois College 11-1

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Baseball Reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Eastern baseball team bounced back in a big way yesterday with a run-rule victory over Illinois College, 11-1. The Panthers sent freshman Jesse Wainscott to the hill to start the game, and he did his part, going five innings, surrendering just one earned run and five hits in the process. Wainscot...

Thompson diagnosed with ACL tear, Sycamores looming

Tom O'Connor, Softball Reporter

April 2, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

Above Williams Field on Tuesday evening, the sky, coated in an effervescent orange, seemed to signal that the Panthers were indeed done with practice. “Look at that sunset,” Eastern head coach Kim Schuette told her team. Now, when the sun does in fact set on Wednesday’s doubleheader with India...

Eastern falls to Redbirds 3-0

Eastern falls to Redbirds 3-0

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

April 2, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The offense Eastern’s baseball team employed this season improved the Panthers’ run-scoring potential greatly, as the team averaged 6.66 runs per game coming into Tuesday’s matchup with Illinois State. The 28th game of the season ended in the worst offensive performance by Eastern’s baseball team in...

Panthers top Redhawks 9-6 in series finale

Panthers top Redhawks 9-6 in series finale

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

April 1, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Eastern’s baseball team had to wait until Monday for the last two games of its series with Southeast Missouri, but the Panthers finished the series with two wins. The Panthers (14-13, 7-5) bounced back after losing the first game of the series Sunday and took the series from the Redhawks (14-14, 4-8)....

Eastern men split weekend matches

Eastern men split weekend matches

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

April 1, 2019


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

In previous years, winning on the road was all too difficult for the Eastern men’s tennis team, but this spring season, that is not the case. The Panthers are coming off another weekend on the road which saw a spilt in their matches. Eastern did not have much luck against Tennessee Tech in a road c...

Pitching reigns in weekend of conference play

Pitching reigns in weekend of conference play

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

April 1, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

It was a good week to be a pitcher in the Ohio Valley Conference this past week; it’s just a shame the conference could only name one as OVC Pitcher of the Week. Jacksonville State’s Faith Sims ended up getting the nod as OVC Pitcher of the Week after she picked up three wins and earned a save...

Eastern softball team loses four OVC games over weekend

Eastern softball team loses four OVC games over weekend

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

March 31, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Eastern softball team dropped all four games of its weekend platter of OVC matchups, falling twice to Tennessee Tech on Friday and twice to Jacksonville State on Sunday. Eastern was mercy ruled, for the second time in conference play, by Tennessee Tech 8-0 to begin the weekend. The Panthers kept it t...

Eastern baseball loses in extra innings in OVC home opener

Eastern baseball loses in extra innings in OVC home opener

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Baseball Reporter

March 31, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Panthers fell to Southeast Missouri 10-9 in the 10th inning during Eastern’s OVC home opener Sunday. Sophomore Tyler Wilber hit the go-ahead home run for the Redhawks (14-12, 4-6 OVC) in the top of the 10th inning off Eastern junior Alex Spahman, his only earned run allowed over three innings of w...

Eastern track, field win big in EIU Big Blue Classic

Eastern track, field win big in EIU Big Blue Classic

Blake Faith, Track and Field Reporter

March 31, 2019


Filed under Sports

Eastern’s track and field program posted five individual first place finishes, set two new school records, and posted 15 top-three finishes, despite weather canceling some events this weekend at the EIU Big Blue Classic. “With it being a shortened meet I thought we competed very well,” track and ...

Column: Eastern’s optimism has been great, now execute on field

Column: Eastern’s optimism has been great, now execute on field

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

March 28, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Eastern softball team’s first weekend of OVC play did not go quite as planned as the team finished it with a 1-3 record and a run differential of 24-11.  But, it did end on a high note with Eastern beating Austin Peay 4-1 at Williams Field in a game Eastern will try and repeat this weekend a...

Inconsistent pitching meets new challenge at weekend games

Inconsistent pitching meets new challenge at weekend games

Dillan Schorfhedie, Assistant Sports Editor

March 28, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Twenty-four games into the season, the Eastern baseball team is getting closer to a place it needs to be at: Specifically, its pitching. One minute looking at the team’s results online and it is clear that the offense has produced, but the other teams’ offenses have produced just as well if not...

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