The Daily Eastern News

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....

Softball team set for tough Redhawks team

Tom O'Connor, Softball Reporter

April 18, 2019

The Eastern softball team will conclude its road trip, and complete its final away games this season, at Southeast Missouri on Friday. A 3-0 victory over Butler solidified Eastern’s fifth road win, making it appear all the more likely that the Panthers will finish out the season with a markedly better road record (5-11) than at Williams Field (1-9). Megan Bur...

Eastern beats Butler 3-0 on road

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

April 17, 2019

Eastern freshman McKenna Coffman put together what was arguably her best start of the season on Wednesday in a 3-0 win over Butler in Indianapolis. Coffman threw six innings, gave up just two hits and walked just one batter on route to picking up her fourth win of the season. Coffman threw the game’s first six innings and freshman Hannah Cravens picked up the save throwin...

Eastern softball team traveling to Butler

Tom O'Connor, Softball Reporter

April 16, 2019

For the Eastern softball team, the schedule just might get easier before it gets a whole lot harder. After hammering the 0-12 Morehead State softball team, by scores of 9-1 and then 12-6, Eastern Kentucky held Eastern to zero runs until junior Mia Davis homered in the seventh inning of game one and Megan B...

Eastern snaps losing streak at 11 games

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

April 14, 2019

At long last the Eastern softball team’s 11-game losing streak came to an end on Saturday after the team beat Morehead State in both games of a doubleheader 9-1 and 12-6. Eastern fell to Eastern Kentucky in two games on Sunday 2-1 and 8-2. The losing streak Eastern was entrenched in began with a loss to Illinois on March 26 and finally ended in authoritative fashion on Saturday. T...

Eastern softball team traveling to last-place Eagles

Eastern softball team traveling to last-place Eagles

Tom O'Connor, Softball Reporter

April 11, 2019

Freshman Jenna Robins thought up all of the misfortunes that might inflict a team in any given season, asking her head coach what she would do if, say, someone got hurt, and asking what she could do to possibly help. It was back in January, and Robbins had informed Eastern head coach Kim Schuette of ...

Notebook: Eastern fading out of conference picture

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

April 10, 2019

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

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...

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