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

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Jaylen Prichard runs to first base and drops her bat during the midday game with IUPUI Tuesday afternoon.

Prichard leads EIU softball to its 10th straight win

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor April 26, 2023

Sophomore outfielder Jaylen Prichard led the Eastern softball team to its 10th straight win Tuesday afternoon in a midweek non-conference game with IUPUI at Williams Field. The Panthers won 4-3 after...

Eastern pitcher, Olivia Price (6), pitches to batters from Morehead on Williams Field on Saturday April 22, 2023.

EIU softball extends win streak to nine games

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor April 23, 2023

The Eastern softball team has a 15-2 conference record and a nine-game win streak after they swept Morehead State in the three-game series on Friday and Saturday. They beat Morehead 8-0 in the first...

Sophomore infielder/outfielder, Aniya Holt (9), smiles during a team gathering between innnings while head coach Tara Archibald speaks to the team on Wednesday evening.

EIU softball in second in OVC standings

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor April 17, 2023

The Eastern Illinois softball team is about halfway through its OVC schedule as they have three more OVC series to play before the season is over. The team has had success throughout the season as they...

The Eastern softball team sings the EIU Fight Song to the crowd after sweeping SIUE in their home-opener double-header against SIUE on Sunday afternoon on Williams Field.

Softball loses first OVC game of its season

Zaria Flippin, Softball Reporter April 7, 2023

The Eastern Illinois softball team lost its first OVC game of the 2023 season in game two of a doubleheader against Southern Indiana at Williams Field Friday evening. The Panthers won their first game...

The Panthers will play their first home game of the season against the University of Illinois Chicago on Wed. 22, 2023 at Williams Field at 1 p.m.

EIU softball team to take on 0-22 University of Illinois at Chicago Wednesday

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor March 20, 2023

The 14-12 Eastern softball team will be taking on the 0-22 University of Illinois Chicago Flames Wednesday evening at 4 p.m. at Williams Field to kick off its four-game home stand after traveling on the...

Outfielder, Morgan Lewis, attempts to bunt the ball at an exhibition game against Olney Community College at Williams Field.

EIU softball’s Morgan Lewis named player to watch by OVC

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor February 7, 2023

The Eastern Illinois softball team was selected to finish in fourth place in the 2023 Softball OVC Preseason Poll.   Last season, the Panthers tied with UT Martin to finish in fourth place in the OVC....

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Eastern’s McKenna Coffman stands at the plate in the Panthers’ 7-4 loss to Murray State on March 22. Eastern lost all four of its conference games this past weekend.

Eastern softball team loses four OVC games over weekend

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor March 31, 2019

The Eastern softball team dropped all four games of its weekend platter of OVC matchups, falling twice to Tennessee Tech on Friday and twice to Jacksonville State on Sunday. Eastern was mercy ruled,...

Panthers split weekend, Schuette wins 400th

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor April 29, 2018

Eastern’s weekend-opening win against Murray State not only snapped its four-game losing streak but also gave coach Kim Schuette her 400th career win. “I feel blessed to have coached so many good...

The Eastern softball team celebrates sophomore Mia Davis’ walk-off hit that scored Ashley Bartlett Saturday against Tennessee Tech. The Panthers play a pair of road doubleheaders against Murray State and Austin Peay.

Panthers set for 2 doubleheaders

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor April 26, 2018

The Eastern had a chance to rebound against non-conference opponent Illinois Wednesday, but it lost its fourth straight game. Win or lose, it was not going to hurt Eastern in the OVC standings, but...

Junior Mady Poulter throws the ball over to first to Haley Mitchell for the out in Eastern’s win over Tennessee Tech in game one of the doubleheader Saturday at Williams Field. The Panthers are taking a break from OVC play for a day to play Illinois on the road Wednesday.

Softball team looking to get back on track

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor April 24, 2018

Junior Mady Poulter does not think Eastern has necessarily lost its fire, but playing Illinois Wednesday in a non-conference game will be a good opportunity to get some of it back.  The Panthers struggled...

Panthers softball team set for four games at home

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor April 19, 2018

For just the third time all season, the Eastern softball team has lost back-to-back games, which is the team's longest losing streak of the year. These two losses came in the same day, against Southern...

Freshman Megan Burton connects with the ball in the Panthers’ win over Southeast Missouri April 11. Eastern lost both games to Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Tuesday on the road.

Softball team loses against SIUE on 2 walk offs

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor April 17, 2018

In game one of the Eastern softball team’s doubleheader against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, the Panthers took a three-run lead into the seventh just to see it slip away and lose 5-4 on a walk-off...

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