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Eastern softball team loses four OVC games over weekend

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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.

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, for the second time in conference play, by Tennessee Tech 8-0 to begin the weekend. The Panthers kept it t...

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 players and been around many great people,” Schuette said. But after sweeping Murray State Saturda...

Panthers set for 2 doubleheaders

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.

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 losing the lead late again was not part of the plan. But this weekend, with four OVC games scheduled,...

Softball team looking to get back on track

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.

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 over the weekend, dropping three of four to Tennessee Tech and Jacksonville State.  Poulter,...

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 Illinois-Edwardsville, and both ended on walk offs in the seventh inning. In the first game on Tu...

Softball team loses against SIUE on 2 walk offs

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.

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 single by Kalei Kaneshiro. Fast-forward seven innings into game two, and a different story, same outcome. Easter...

Panthers split doubleheader with Tennessee-Martin

Senior Jessica Wireman throws a pitch in Eastern’s win over Indiana State April 5 at Williams Field. The Panthers split their doubleheader with Tennessee-Martin Saturday.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

April 15, 2018

It took seven games, but an OVC team finally got the best of the Eastern softball team, snapping its 10-game win streak, which dated all the way back to March 15 because of a plethora of rainouts. Eastern was 6-0 heading into a doubleheader with Tennessee-Martin. The Panthers held a 3-0 lead thro...

Softball team with 2 doubleheaders

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

April 12, 2018

Coach Kim Schuette called junior Kayla Bear’s diving catch in left center field in the seventh inning of the first game Wednesday against Southeast Missouri the best she has seen on that field. No one was on base and the Panthers were already up 4-1, but it showed another bright spot that Eastern’s ...

Eastern beats Indiana State 2-0

Eastern senior Jessica Wireman throws a pitch in the Panthers' 2-0 win over Indiana State Thursday at Williams Field. Wireman threw a complete game shutout to pick up her 12th win of the season and worked her way out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth inning.

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

April 5, 2018

Eastern senior pitcher Jessica Wireman threw five innings of no-hit softball and for a while it looked like she was going to cruise unscathed in the Panthers’ 2-0 win over Indiana State on Thursday at Williams Field.  However, in the sixth inning of the game, Wireman ran into some trouble and kn...

Mitchell continues strong sophomore season

Kat Christian, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2018

Called “Brick House” by her teammates, Eastern sophomore softball player Haley Mitchell has had a successful two years in her collegiate softball career. In the 2016-2017 season as a freshman, Mitchell was named the EIU Female Newcomer of the Year. “It was a really amazing feeling,” Mitchell...

Panthers to test Redhawks in home opener

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

March 29, 2018

Eastern’s softball team is going to get in Friday’s doubleheader against Southeast Missouri, but the tarp has been on Williams Field’s infield since Tuesday, getting pelted with rain. And a bare outfield is being drenched in rain as well. The Panthers are set to host the Redhawks starting...

Eastern hosts Butler in home opener

Panther outfielder Mia Davis throws the ball back to the infield during a game against Belmont of Saturday. Davis’ bat helped lead Eastern to a two-game sweep over the Bruins.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

March 27, 2018

Right now, Eastern’s softball team has five players batting over .300, two pitchers in double digit wins and senior Jessica Wireman has a sub 2.00 ERA. Everything is clicking for the team right now at 24-8; just do not tell them that. The Panthers host Butler Wednesday at Williams Field to make...

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