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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

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...

Junior Jimmy Govern connects on a pitch in the Panthers’ win Friday over Morehead State at Coaches Stadium. Eastern dropped the series to the Eagles, losing the second and third game.

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...

Junior Jimmy Huber hits a double off the right field wall to drive in Joe Duncan to make the score 9-0 in the second inning in Easterns 15-6 win Wednesday at Coaches Stadium. The Panthers have a three-game series this weekend with Morehead State at home.

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...

Junior Spenser Dexter pitches the ball Tuesday in Eastern’s 14-11 win over Saint Louis at Coaches Stadium. Eastern hit seven home runs in the win. The Panthers host Robert Morris Wednesday at Coaches Stadium.

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...

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...

Senior Dustin Wilson pitches the ball Tuesday against Butler at Coaches Stadium. Wilson gave up two runs in one innng pitched in Eastern’s 6-3 loss to Butler. The Panthers host Illinois State in a make-up game at Coaches Stadium at 3 p.m.

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,...

Junior Tyler Jones fires a pitch in Eastern’s game one win over Belmont Friday at Coaches Stadium. Jones got the win in the game after pitching six innings and giving up three earned runs. The Panthers took two-of-three from the Bruins.

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...

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,...

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...

Senior Andrew Curran throws the ball over to first to get the Tennessee Tech runner. Eastern had its Tuesday game against Illinois State rained out.

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...

Junior second baseman Jimmy Govern throws the ball to first to get Tennessee Tech’s Alex Junior. Tennessee Tech swept the Panthers this weekend and Eastern dropped to 1-8 in OVC play on the season.

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...

Senior Matt Albert backs out of the way of the pitch from Indiana State’s pitcher. Eastern is set to start a three-game series with Tennessee Tech Friday with a doubleheader starting at 11 a.m.

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...

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