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

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

The Daily Eastern News

Redshirt junior outfield Dylan Drumke gets a run to first after hitting outfield at the game against Bradley University Tuesday

EIU baseball loses to non-D1 opponent for first time since 2019

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter April 17, 2024

Eastern lost their final game of the homestand to the Saint Xavier University Cougars on Wednesday at Coaches Stadium by a score of 4-2.   The loss marks the first time Eastern lost to a non-Division...

Junior outfielder Quade Peters swinging and hitting the ball during Easterns game against Bradley University on Tuesday,

EIU beats Bradley in shortened game

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter April 16, 2024

Eastern fought the elements to get a rain-shortened 14-9 win over the Bradley Braves on Tuesday at Coaches Stadium.  The game went back and forth until the bottom of the third inning when the Panthers...

Left-handed pitcher sophomore Jack Potteiger pitching during the Eastern Illinois University panthers against Northern Illinois University Huskies,

EIU baseball not able to complete sweep against SIUE

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter April 14, 2024

Eastern lost the series finale against the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Cougars on Sunday 11-5 at Coaches Stadium.  It looked like it was going to be a high scoring game after the...

Freshman redshirt cather Luke Melton,

EIU baseball wins two against SIUE in doubleheader

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter April 13, 2024

Eastern won both games of a doubleheader against the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Cougars on Saturday at Coaches Stadium.   Game one came down to the wire. SIUE had the tying run...

Mens Baseball senior catcher Grant Lashure catches the ball during the game against Bellarmine at  Coaches Stadium on March 12, 2024,

Panthers of the Week: Grant Lashure, Addison Brown

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor April 7, 2024

The male Panther of the Week is Grant Lashure from the baseball team. The senior catcher from Fort Wayne, Indiana, recorded his first home run this season against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks...

Freshman right-handed pitcher Slater Wilcox poses for a portrait during baseball practice in Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse.

Freshman pitcher ditches redshirting to help Panthers

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter April 7, 2024

In baseball, things don’t always go to plan.   When EIU baseball head coach Jason Anderson told freshman right-handed pitcher Slater Wilcox that he’d be a redshirt his freshman year, Wilcox used...

Infield redshirt senior Robby Taul slides to home base incomplete during the mens baseball game against Bellarmine University at Coaches Stadium on March 12, 2024.

Infielder talks reasoning for playing at EIU in Q&A

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor April 6, 2024

Redshirt senior infielder Robby Taul talked about his reasoning from transferring from Winthrop University, located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, to Eastern and his favorite memories playing at Eastern. ...

Daily Eastern News “Staff Picks”

STAFF PICKS: Hardest position in baseball

Sports Staff April 4, 2024

The Sports Staff shared what they think the hardest position in baseball is.   Zaria Flippin (Head Sports Editor): Shortstop I would say shortstop is the hardest position in baseball. To be...

Mens Baseball team players stand in the dugout at home against Bellarmine at Coaches Stadium on March 12, 2024. Eastern beat Bellarmine 9-4 Tuesday afternoon.

EIU baseball struggles with injured pitchers

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter April 2, 2024

About 10 months ago, EIU’s baseball team was on top of the Ohio Valley Conference. They had just won the OVC Championship Tournament after a nail-biting 6-5 win over the No. 1 seeded Morehead State University,...

Junior infielder Danny Infante tags University of Dayton freshman infielder David Mendez during their double header on March 16 and 17 at Coaches Stadium

Panthers of the Week: William Hays, Danny Infante

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor March 31, 2024

The first Panther of the Week is going to William Hays from the tennis team. The sophomore from Evansville, Indiana, won his doubles and singles matches against the University of Southern Indiana Screaming...

Senior infielder Andrew Schroeder throws a ball during baseball practice in the Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse on Thursday evening. Schroeder appeared in three games during the 2023 season and finished with a .750 average.

EIU pitchers struggle against SEMO

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter March 22, 2024

Eastern lost their first game of Ohio Valley Conference play on Friday, dropping game one of a three game series against the Southeast Missouri State (SEMO) Redhawks 20-13 Friday afternoon at Coaches Stadium. The...

Easterns mens baseball team practices in the Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse on Thursday evening. The teams first game will be against the Florida A&M Rattlers on Feb. 16 in Tallahassee at Bragg Memorial Stadium at Florida A&Ms campus.

Panthers blow out Lions in 20 run game

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter March 19, 2024

Eastern scored 20 runs on 17 hits in a 20-9 non-conference win over the Lindenwood University Lions Tuesday afternoon at Coaches Stadium. The Lions threw poor pitches to the Panther hitters as Eastern...

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