The Daily Eastern News

Softball team picks up 5 wins, 5 losses in USF Series

Softball team picks up 5 wins, 5 losses in USF Series

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

March 17, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Eastern softball team doubled its win total on the season in the USF Series, going 5-5 over 10 games, upping its season win count from four to nine. Eastern picked up consecutive wins over Buffalo and Seton Hall on Friday to close the tournament with an even 5-5 record, marking the second time all sea...

Eastern loses 3 more games, beats Appalachian State

Eastern loses 3 more games, beats Appalachian State

Tom O'Connor, Softball Reporter

March 4, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

Reeling off a string of nine losses, the worst such streak since the Panthers’ 12 consecutive defeats in 2012, Eastern softball seized its fourth win of the season on Saturday, only to lose to Lipscomb on Sunday for the Purple and Gold Challenge in Nashville. Eastern junior Mia Davis knocked a ball over...

Eastern loses 5 more as new pitchers settle in

Eastern loses 5 more as new pitchers settle in

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Eastern softball team lost all five of its games in the Tiger Invitational in Auburn, Alabama this weekend, extending its losing streak to eight games and dropping its season record to 3-11. Eastern was shutout twice in the tournament, once by Auburn 6-0 and once by Troy 3-0. The shutouts were t...

Eastern softball team goes 1-3 over weekend road-trip

Eastern softball team goes 1-3 over weekend road-trip

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

February 18, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Eastern softball team won its first game in the Samford tournament over Georgia State 8-4 on Friday but failed to win its next three games in the tournament, dropping its season record to 3-6. Eastern opened the tournament with a confidence inspiring 8-4 win over Georgia State, one which saw Ea...

Eastern goes 2-3 in opening tournament

Eastern goes 2-3 in opening tournament

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

The University of Chattanooga’s Halie Williamson was the difference between the Eastern women’s softball team opening its season with a losing record, rather than a winning one. Williamson delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the seventh inning to break a 1-1 tie and give her team a 2-1...

Men’s soccer team lose both weekend games

Men’s soccer team lose both weekend games

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 3, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Eastern men’s soccer team faced Evansville and Green Bay at home over the weekend, forcing a 1-1 draw in Friday’s matchup and, despite blood being spilled, the Panthers fell 1-0 on Sunday afternoon. After a 2-0 win against Cincinnati in Eastern’s first match of the season, the Panthers started...

Panthers split weekend, Schuette wins 400th

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

April 29, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

Eastern’s weekend-opening win against Murray State not only snapped its four-game losing streak but also gave coach Kim Schuette her 400th career win. “I feel blessed to have coached so many good players and been around many great people,” Schuette said. But after sweeping Murray State Saturda...

Panthers set for 2 doubleheaders

Panthers set for 2 doubleheaders

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

The Eastern had a chance to rebound against non-conference opponent Illinois Wednesday, but it lost its fourth straight game. Win or lose, it was not going to hurt Eastern in the OVC standings, but losing the lead late again was not part of the plan. But this weekend, with four OVC games scheduled,...

Softball team still struggling in late innings

Softball team still struggling in late innings

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

For the third straight game the Eastern softball team has blown the game in sixth or seventh inning Wednesday.  The Panthers were hoping to get a little bit of their “fire” back against Illinois Wednesday on the road, but that flame is still out as Eastern found a way to lose the lead late again to...

Softball team looking to get back on track

Softball team looking to get back on track

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

Junior Mady Poulter does not think Eastern has necessarily lost its fire, but playing Illinois Wednesday in a non-conference game will be a good opportunity to get some of it back.  The Panthers struggled over the weekend, dropping three of four to Tennessee Tech and Jacksonville State.  Poulter,...

Softball team goes 1-3 over weekend

Softball team goes 1-3 over weekend

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

April 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

  Coach Kim Schuette said after Southern Illinois-Edwardsville walked off on Eastern twice on Tuesday that the mistakes it made turned out costly.  And Tuesday, a few more mistakes piled on and the Panthers lost two games late once again Sunday against Jacksonville State at Williams Field.  ...

Panthers softball team set for four games at home

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

For just the third time all season, the Eastern softball team has lost back-to-back games, which is the team's longest losing streak of the year. These two losses came in the same day, against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, and both ended on walk offs in the seventh inning. In the first game on Tu...

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