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Softball team finishes up fall practices

Eastern redshirt senior pitcher Jade Montgomery winds up to throw a pitch during a scrimmage in practice on Oct. 8 at Coaches Field.

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2020

The Eastern softball team wrapped up its 20-hour weeks of fall practices last week. After having their season canceled just before the start of conference play in the spring, the Panthers were able to work together as a team for the first time since March, and head coach Tara Archibald said she was h...

Softball team aims for daily improvements

Autumn Schulz, Softball Reporter

September 16, 2020

Asking any team at Eastern to reflect on what happened back in March is a difficult thing to do and it is not getting any easier by any means. No one is safe from feeling the effects that COVID-19 has imposed. As COVID-19 spread in March, so did the feelings of immense heartbreak and fear of what is...

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...

Notebook: OVC softball teams enter final non-conference stretch

Adam Tumino, Softball Reporter

March 10, 2020

Conference season begins in 10 days for the softball teams of the OVC. With limited non-conference play remaining, they will look to gear up for their conference opponents. Non-conference season has been fruitful for much of the conference, with seven of the OVC teams posting records above .500, bu...

Softball team splits weekend games in Ohio

Adam Tumino, Softball Reporter

March 8, 2020

The Eastern softball team (11-10) won the final two games of the four-game Miami University Tournament on Sunday to climb back above .500 on the season. The Panthers lost the first two games of the tournament on Saturday, falling to Green Bay and Miami-Ohio before beating each of those teams on Sun...

Softball team wins 2 of 5 games over the weekend

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Jade Montgomery completes her follow through and rifles her pitch toward the batter, who tries to hit the pitch. Eastern’s softball team lost 9-0 to Boston College Sunday on the road.

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

March 2, 2020

The Eastern softball team swept Western Carolina but was blanked by Georgia and Boston College to finish 2-3 at the 11th Annual Bulldog Invitational in Athens, Georgia over the weekend to move to 9-8 on the season. The Panthers opened the weekend with two matchups Feb. 28, and game one against Weste...

Softball opens season at Samford, goes 4-1

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

February 10, 2020

The Eastern softball team moved to 4-1 to open the year at the Samford Tournament from Feb. 7 to Feb. 9 in Birmingham, Alabama. It was newly hired head coach Tara Archibald’s debut weekend and it included an eight-run comeback for a win. The Panthers opened the season about as strongly as they coul...

Eastern wraps up season at Williams Field

Tom O'Connor, Softball Reporter

April 25, 2019

The Eastern softball team got the bats going early, like really early. Eastern carried a four-run lead into the second inning, their first win at Williams Field this season and the second game in which they seized such a commanding edge after just one inning of play. That alone, however, does not s...

OVC set for big weekend of conference games

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

April 24, 2019

The eight-team field for the Ohio Valley Conference softball tournament is just about set as the league heads into its final two weekends of the season. Eastern (3-15), Tennessee State (3-13) and Morehead State (0-12) have all been eliminated from tournament contention. But nine other teams stil...

Panthers’ pitching defeats Jaguars 7-1

Tom O'Connor, Softball Reporter

April 23, 2019

Between Monday and Tuesday afternoon, the Eastern softball team might very well have realized the power of practice, according to head coach Kim Schuette. Assistant coaches Al Schuette and Rachel Houck worked with the outfield yesterday on their ability to track down balls that reach the outskirts...

Eastern to host IUPUI on Tuesday

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

April 22, 2019

One non-conference game remains on the Eastern softball team’s schedule this season: a Tuesday showdown with IUPUI at Williams Field. IUPUI (16-33, 10-8) is coming into the game winners of two games in a row, having just beat Cleveland State 10-6 and 7-1 on Saturday and Sunday, while Eastern is losers of two games in a row, losing to Southeast Missouri twice thi...

Eastern softball team loses 2 to Redhawks, fall to 3-15 in OVC

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

April 21, 2019

The Eastern softball team fell to 3-15 in Ohio Valley Conference play and is now officially eliminated from conference tournament contention after falling twice to Southeast Missouri in a doubleheader Saturday. The Redhawks took game one 11-3, mercy ruling the Panthers after just five innings....

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