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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Getting Emotional Ep. 5: Spring Sports Rundown

Getting Emotional Ep. 5: Spring Sports Rundown

Autumn Schulz and Kate Stevens March 23, 2023

Kate and Autumn are back from break! This week, they discuss all of the many sports events happening soon, as well as an upcoming visit from Eastern Illinois University alum Jimmy Garoppolo.

Eastern pitched Alexa Rehmeier prepares to face a batter in game one of a doubleheader against Morehead State on March 20 at Williams Field. Rehmeier threw a complete game shutout, striking out 10 batters as Eastern won 4-0.

Athletics department announces schedule changes

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor March 23, 2023

The Eastern Illinois athletics department announced Thursday morning that it changed several home sporting events due to inclement weather in the area this weekend. Baseball The Eastern Illinois...

The Eastern Illinois University baseball team comes out of the dugout to celebrate with fellow players after their win against the Arkansas State Razorbacks at Baum-Walker Stadium

EIU baseball to start OVC games Friday at home

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor March 22, 2023

The Eastern baseball team has not played any Ohio Valley Conference games so far this season, but it is gearing up for the start of OVC games this Friday at 3 p.m.  The Panthers will take on UT Martin...

The baseball, softball, and women’s and men’s tennis teams will play games over spring break.

Eastern sports to be on the lookout for over Spring Break

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor March 10, 2023

When Spring Break rolls around, it means all spring sports are in the swing of things. Here are some of Eastern’s athletics to watch and keep track of over the break:   Baseball EIU’s...

Ky Hampton, a graduate right-handed pitcher, has won back to back OVC pitcher of the week.

Hampton has been critical to early season success, Anderson says

Autumn Schulz , Sports Editor March 9, 2023

The Eastern Illinois baseball team is 6-4 overall to start out the 2023 season as Ohio Valley Conference games start in less than two weeks. The first OVC matchup for the season will be against UT Martin...

Eastern utility player Ryan Ignoffo (7) high fives his teammates after the Panthers’ 3-2 win over McNeese State on March 18. The Panthers won the series to improve to 13-4 on the season.

EIU baseball picked to finish 3rd in OVC preseason poll

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor February 14, 2023

The Eastern baseball team was selected to finish third in the Ohio Valley Conference’s preseason poll as it will begin its regular season on Friday in Tallahassee, Fl at 3 p.m.  The Panthers will...

Pitcher Olivia Price attempts to catch a line drive up the middle during the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon against SIUE. The Panthers won the game 6-5 in 11 innings, with Price picking up the win after pitching 8.1 shutout innings in relief.

What to expect from Eastern’s spring 2023 sports

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor January 11, 2023

 The spring 2023 semester brings new sports to look forward to on campus as the winter sports are wrapping up their seasons.  Softball  The Eastern softball team will kick off the 2023 spring...

The Panthers celebrate after winning their last conference game of the season on Friday. The Panthers won one game of the doubleheader, against the Southeast Missouri Redhawks 7-5.

Panthers lock fourth seed in OVC, play Wednesday

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor May 23, 2022

The Eastern baseball team concluded its regular season over the weekend after taking the series win over Southeast Missouri, setting the stage for the OVC Baseball Championship on Wednesday.  The Panthers...

In the top of the eighth, left, Jason DeCicco, a senior left-handed pitcher, is relieved after Jackson Nichols, a sophomore right-handed pitcher, during the Panthers Senior Day game against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks Tuesday afternoon. After stepping off the mound, DeCicco embraces most of the team exchanging sentiments with them.

Panthers snap losing streak on Senior Day

Autumn Schulz and Rob Le Cates May 17, 2022

The Eastern baseball team snapped a three-game losing streak on Senior Day Tuesday afternoon after beating Western Illinois 6-1.  The Panthers are now 31-18 overall with a 10-11 record in the OVC....

Eastern pitcher Hayden Birdsong releases a pitch against Murray State on April 22 at Laker Baseball Field in Mattoon. Birdsong pitched five innings of relief, allowing just one run while striking out a season-high nine batters. Eastern lost the game 17-10.

Panthers lose weekend series against Belmont

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor May 15, 2022

The Eastern baseball team could not avoid the sweep Sunday afternoon against Belmont as they dropped the third game 5-3.   The Panthers are fourth in the OVC with a record of 10-11 and an overall...

Eastern pitcher Kyle Lang winds up for a pitch against Bellarmine on March 9, 2021, at Coaches Field. Lang pitched a season-high 7 innings, allowing 6 hits and 1 run in an 8-1 Eastern win.

Panthers baseball lose game one of weekend series against Belmont

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor May 13, 2022

The Eastern baseball team lost 9-5 against Belmont Friday evening to open up a three-game weekend series in Nashville, Tennessee. The Panthers are now 10-9 in conference play and 30-16 overall. Looking...

Eastern pitcher Hayden Birdsong releases a pitch against Murray State on April 22 at Laker Baseball Field in Mattoon. Birdsong pitched five innings of relief, allowing just one run while striking out a season-high nine batters. Eastern lost the game 17-10.

Panthers swept by Racers in homer-heavy series

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor April 26, 2022

The Eastern baseball team was swept in a three-game weekend series by Murray State dropping them to 7-5 in conference play and third place in the OVC.   It was a perfect weekend for some homeruns for...

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