The Daily Eastern News

EIU track, field set to host Big Blue Classic

EIU track, field set to host Big Blue Classic

Blake Faith, Track and Field Reporter

March 28, 2019


Filed under Sports

Eastern’s track and field programs  will look to bring the momentum from the Southern Illinois Bill Cornell Classic to the EIU Big Blue Classic Friday and Saturday. This will be the only home meet of the outdoor season. Track and Field Director Brenton Emanuel wants his athletes to take advantag...

Ahead of road trip, Panthers talk about favorite stadiums

Ahead of road trip, Panthers talk about favorite stadiums

Tom O'Connor, Softball Reporter

March 27, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

Looking out from the visitor’s dugout can be intimidating, especially in Ohio Valley Conference softball, as teams routinely play four, five, sometimes even six games apart from the amenities of home.  But, then again, there might just be that diamond in the rough. That one ballpark where hitt...

Eastern moves back to .500 with 5-2 win

Eastern moves back to .500 with 5-2 win

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Baseball Reporter

March 27, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Eastern baseball team must not have been satisfied with the loss in their home opener on Tuesday because the Panthers came out hot and secured a 5-2 win over Lindenwood-Belleville at Coaches Stadium Wednesday. Coming into the contest, senior pitcher Tyler Jones was not throwing the best of his...

Men’s tennis team back to OVC action

Men’s tennis team back to OVC action

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

March 27, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

After its first home conference match of the spring season, the Eastern men’s tennis team hits the road once again for two more matches. The Panthers will battle the Golden Eagles of Tennessee Tech Saturday at 12 p.m. and Alabama A&M Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern has been in a little bit of a rut...

Eastern women’s tennis team tops Cougars 4-3 on road

Eastern women’s tennis team tops Cougars 4-3 on road

Blake Faith, Women's softball reporter

March 26, 2019


Filed under Sports

Headed into a Tuesday afternoon matchup between Eastern’s women’s tennis team and Southern Illinois Edwardsville, both teams had two things in common. Both teams were 0-1 in conference play and both suffered defeat by Jacksonville State to begin conference play.  Eastern’s women’s tennis team evened their confere...

Illini rally late to beat Eastern 8-7 in Champaign

Illini rally late to beat Eastern 8-7 in Champaign

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

March 26, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Eastern softball team and Illinois combined Tuesday night for a sloppy, eight-error game that would be settled in extra innings with the Illini winning 8-7, scoring the walk-off run on an error by Eastern third baseman Kendyl McKeough.  It was only fitting the game would be decided on an error, as ...

Eastern baseball team drops home opener 14-10

Eastern baseball team drops home opener 14-10

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

March 26, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Robert Morris-Illinois came to Coaches Stadium and spoiled the Eastern baseball team’s home opener with a 14-10 victory over the Panthers. Despite only losing by four runs, Eastern (11-12) was beat down by the stellar hitting performance Robert Morris (12-10). Robert Morris did not score a run...

Throwers perform well at SIU meet

Blake Faith, Track and Field Reporter

March 25, 2019


Filed under Sports

Eastern’s track and field director Brenton Emanuel advises his athletes before every meet to make the most of every given opportunity. His athletes did just that by continuing right where they left off after the OVC Indoor championship by earning 20 top-five finishes including a new school record ...

Baseball team comes home for 1st time

Baseball team comes home for 1st time

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Baseball Reporter

March 25, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

After weeks on the road, the Eastern baseball team finally gets a stretch of home play starting Tuesday with a game against Robert Morris-Illinois and then a Wednesday turnaround with Lindenwood-Belleville at Coaches Stadium. The Panthers come into the home stand with an even 11-11 record overall and ...

Men’s tennis team falls to Jacksonville State 6-1 Friday

Men’s tennis team falls to Jacksonville State 6-1 Friday

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

March 24, 2019


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

The Eastern men’s tennis team didn’t get the results it wanted in its first Ohio Valley Conference match of the spring season. The Panthers hosted Jacksonville State Friday, and the Gamecocks knocked off Eastern 6-1. Jacksonville State has been a problem for this Panther squad. Since 2008,...

Softball team opens conference play 1-3

Softball team opens conference play 1-3

Tom O'Connor, Softball Reporter

March 24, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

As junior Jade Montgomery watched sophomore Valerie Thompson stumble awkwardly into first base in the conference opener against Murray State, she knew who would provide inspiration for her this season on the mound. With just four pitchers in the bullpen, Thompson’s severe knee injury, suffered in...

Panther offense explodes in weekend sweep

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

March 24, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Scoring runs was not a problem for the Eastern baseball team over the weekend, as the Panthers swept a conference series on the road against Tennessee Tech. The series sweep is the first for the Panthers (11-11, 5-4) this season, and the Golden Eagles (11-12, 2-7) only threatened Eastern’s chances...

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