The Daily Eastern News

Morehead State, Austin Peay baseball teams flaunt big wins early on

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

March 20, 2019

Eastern’s baseball team has a lot of ground to make up early on in the conference standings. The Panthers currently are tied for seventh place with a 2-4 OVC record, but the last place team (Eastern Kentucky) is 0-3 in conference play and the sixth place team, Southern Illinois Edwardsville, is...

Eastern drops series to Morehead State

Eastern drops series to Morehead State

Adam Shay, Baseball Reporter

April 29, 2018

After a promising start to the series with an 11th-inning walk-off victory, the Eastern baseball team failed to come out on top for the rest of the weekend. The Panthers had a thrilling first game against Morehead State as redshirt senior right fielder Frankie Perrone blasted a home run in the bottom of...

Baseball team hosts Morehead State

Baseball team hosts Morehead State

Maher Kawash, Baseball Reporter

April 26, 2018

The Eastern baseball team has found its stride offensively and will try to keep it going against some tougher Ohio Valley Conference competition. The Panthers host Morehead State for another three-game series starting Friday at 3 p.m., and it comes at a solid time considering Eastern is fresh off...

Home run ball leads baseball team to win

Home run ball leads baseball team to win

Maher Kawash, Baseball Reporter

April 24, 2018

Not many baseball teams or fans want to witness the first two innings of a college baseball game take nearly an hour.  Unless that hour includes six home runs.  And luckily for Eastern fans, it was their team doing all the trotting around the bases as the Panthers batted around in the first en...

Eastern hopes to carry momentum against EKU

Adam Shay, Baseball Reporter

April 19, 2018

Coming off a 17-13 win against Illinois State, the Eastern baseball team looks to move up the OVC rankings in a weekend conference series against Eastern Kentucky. The Panthers have been improving as the season goes on in conference play, winning their last two games against Belmont. Moving up two spots,...

Four-run inning downs baseball team

Four-run inning downs baseball team

Tom O'Connor, Baseball Reporter

April 17, 2018

Through four shutout innings, freshman Blake Malatestinic provided the momentum for a third win in the past four games. But a four-run seventh inning for Butler, marked by three singles and a double, would syphon out this efficiency in a 6-3 Eastern loss in which neither team scored the first four inning...

Baseball team takes two-of-three from Belmont

Baseball team takes two-of-three from Belmont

Adam Shay, Baseball Reporter

April 15, 2018

Despite losing Sunday’s game, the Eastern baseball team bounced back this weekend as they defeated Belmont twice in a three-game series. As of recently, the Panthers have been struggling to manufacture runs with runners in scoring position. That was not the case in their two victories as Friday, when t...

Baseball team faces another tough OVC team

Maher Kawash, Baseball Reporter

April 12, 2018

Runs have been limited for the Eastern baseball team this season especially in conference play, but the Panthers have a chance to turn that around at home. Eastern hosts Belmont in a three-game series, and once again, rain is impacting the schedule for that series. Instead of playing three games...

Like Rivera, Starcevich excels at closer

Adam Shay, Baseball Reporter

April 5, 2018

Future Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera is revered as the greatest closer in MLB history, compiling 652 saves, and is even more so an inspiration to pitchers of this generation. One of those aspiring pitchers that has seen Rivera as a role model is Eastern’s senior closer Michael Starcevich. By studying...

Eastern baseball team staying busy on off days

Eastern baseball team staying busy on off days

Adam Shay, Baseball Reporter

April 3, 2018

The Panther baseball team has been left with multiple days off as a result of late March and early April showers. Baseball players usually do not have off days due to single weekday games, or weekend series that last from Thursday to Saturday, or like last weekend, Friday to Sunday. The constant practices...

Golden Eagles score 24 straight to beat Panthers

Golden Eagles score 24 straight to beat Panthers

Adam Shay, Baseball Reporter

April 1, 2018

After a game time of 4 hours, 51 minutes, 24 unanswered runs, and a meteor shower of home runs, Sunday’s loss against Tennessee Tech is a game to forget for the Eastern baseball team. Looking to avoid being swept this weekend, the Panthers were greeted with an incredible offensive explosion as the...

Panthers make most of inside practice

Panthers make most of inside practice

Adam Shay, Baseball Reporter

March 29, 2018

Loud echoes, screeches off metal bats, and the pop of catcher’s gloves filled the fieldhouse as the Eastern baseball team had an unorthodox practice Tuesday night. Due to the rain cancelling Tuesday’s game at Coaches Stadium, the team moved inside from 7-11 p.m. to practice working on hitting...

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