The Daily Eastern News

Teams shouldn’t visit White House

Adam Tumino

November 6, 2019

It has been standard practice for championship teams of varying levels to visit the White House as a part of the celebration. It is a practice that should end. The most recent team to visit the White House was the Washington Nationals, who had just won the first World Series in franchise history. Any...

Sports can be more than just a game

Tom O'Connor, Sports Reporter

March 22, 2018

Living with autism spectrum disorder, I often found it difficult to bridge the crosswalk between solitude and companionship, struggling to read the flashing signals or nonverbal cues. For years, my restrictive patterns of interest revolved around parrots. My dialogue on this subject would have bored...

Baseball continues to fall after being swept

First baseman Hunter Morris attempts to tag a Tennessee Tech player out at first base during game 1 of a three-game series against the Golden Eagles. The Panthers lost Friday’s game, 3-8.

Maher Kawash, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2016

It’s a tie game in the top of the ninth with two outs, two strikes, and the bases loaded. The Panther fans are cheering and waiting anxiously, and the Eastern dugout is silent in anticipation as junior Jake Haberer gears up for another pitch on the mound. Haberer gets the sign from his catcher,...

Eastern baseball releases 2016 schedule

Maher Kawash, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2015

The Eastern Illinois baseball team released their schedule for this year as they near the beginning of the season with a new head coach, and plenty of new faces on the team. The Panthers are coming off a disappointing year to say the least, as they ended last season with a 13-36 record, as well...

Baseball coach using past experience to lead young team

Maher Kawash, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2015

The Eastern baseball team has a new coach. Jason Anderson was brought on as head coach this year after serving as the team’s pitching coach the previous three seasons. Anderson has had a storied career as he has plenty of experience with the game of baseball such as playing Division One baseball, ...

Baseball team adds five recruits for 2017 season

Maher Kawash, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2015

The Eastern Illinois baseball team added some young talent this past week as five recruits signed their National Letters of Intent to join the program for the 2017 season. The Panthers will receive the talents of right handed pitchers Dylan Baird and Jordan Walden, outfielders Jack Holden and Jason...

Eastern baseball begins their “World Series”

Eastern baseball begins their

Sean Hastings, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2014

The Eastern baseball team played in an intrasquad game at Coaches Stadium on Wednesday. The matchup consisted of a gray team and blue team, splitting the Panthers’ roster up evenly and playing a normal nine-inning game. The gray team came away victorious 5-0 over the blue team in what the Panthers consi...

Baseball tryouts begin Sept. 26

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 16, 2014

The Eastern baseball team will have walk-on tryouts starting at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 26, at Coaches Stadium. This marks the second straight year that the Panthers have offered walk-on tryouts. Students that want to try out must receive a physical and a sickle cell test from Health Services. Potential...

Schmitz remembers Coaches Stadium

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

September 10, 2014

Editor╒s note: This is the eighth installment in a series looking back at Eastern baseball coach Jim Schmitz╒s 20 years coaching the Panthers. It was a year of firsts for the Eastern baseball team in 2002, as the program began the season without its head coach and in March the Panthers debuted...

Borens drafted by Yankees in 11th round

Junior pitcher Matt Borens looks in for a sign from catcher Jacob Reese against Jacksonville State in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament on May 21, in Jackson, Tenn. Borens was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 11th round.

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

June 10, 2014

The New York Yankees selected Eastern baseball pitcher Matt Borens in the 11th round in the Major League Baseball draft Saturday afternoon. The junior became the sixth Panther to be taken in the draft in the past six years, as the right-handed pitcher was the 332nd overall pick in the 2014 draft. Borens...

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