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Notebook: Belmont, Cougars currently lead OVC standings

Blake Faith, Baseball Reporter

March 10, 2020

In the OVC, Belmont and Southern Illinois Edwardsville currently lead the standing each undefeated in conference play. Although Belmont is first in the conference, Southern Illinois Edwardsville leads in multiple individual statistics. Southern Illinois Edwardsville has found success in players o...

Baseball scores 12 runs in road win

JJ Bullock, Editor-In-Chief

March 10, 2020

Eastern’s baseball team scored seven ninth inning runs in its 12-4 win over Arkansas Pine-Bluff Tuesday. The Panthers went into the ninth inning leading the Golden Lions 5-3 but blew the game wide open, piling on seven runs off just one hit in the final inning. The lone hit was a big one off the bat ...

Panthers win one against Northwestern State, lose series finale Sunday

Will Klein completes his follow through and lets his pitch fly toward the batter. Eastern lost 6-3 to Northwestern State on the road Sunday.

Vince Lovergine, Baseball Reporter

March 2, 2020

While this weekend may not show for it in terms of wins, the Eastern baseball team still finds itself in good standing. The Panthers played Northwestern State on the road for a three-game series, dropping two of three games. Eastern did secure a 5-1 win Feb. 29, in large part of junior Blake Malatestinic’s e...

Eastern baseball team has tough weekend at Arkansas

Vince Lovergine, Baseball Reporter

February 16, 2020

Going up against one of the country’s best, seventh-ranked University of Arkansas, the Eastern baseball team ran into some problems to open the 2020 season. The season opened Friday with junior Will Klein on the mound, and he was impressive going five and two thirds innings, allowing three earned r...

Eastern baseball loses in extra innings in OVC home opener

Eastern’s Christian Pena celebrates after hitting a home run in Eastern’s 10-9 loss to Southeast Missouri Sunday at Coaches Field. Eastern is now 5-5 in conference play.

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Baseball Reporter

March 31, 2019

The Panthers fell to Southeast Missouri 10-9 in the 10th inning during Eastern’s OVC home opener Sunday. Sophomore Tyler Wilber hit the go-ahead home run for the Redhawks (14-12, 4-6 OVC) in the top of the 10th inning off Eastern junior Alex Spahman, his only earned run allowed over three innings of w...

Baseball continues conference play against Tennessee Tech Friday

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Eastern senior Tyler Jones fires a pitch in an Eastern game last spring. Eastern travels to play Tennessee Tech for three games this weekend.

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Baseball Reporter

March 21, 2019

The Eastern baseball team hits the road this weekend for a three-game series with OVC foe Tennessee Tech. The Panthers (8-11, 2-4 OVC) got the day off on Wednesday after their matchup with Evansville was canceled, making their last contest a 2-run shutout against Butler on Tuesday. First up on the...

Baseball team in fifth place of OVC standings

Adam Shay, Baseball Reporter

March 7, 2018

After two weeks of play, the Eastern baseball team has been playing better than past years, as they have a 5-5 record, placing them in the top half of the OVC. Out of the 11 teams in the OVC, the Panthers are tied with Morehead State (6-6) for fifth place.  Atop the leaderboard is Jacksonville Sta...

Former player surprised by Schmitz’s dismissal

Derrin Coad, Staff Reporter

May 25, 2015

Recently fired Eastern baseball coach Jim Schmitz knew of his dim future with the Panthers since last summer, but his players say it did not affect the way he coached the team this season. Dane Sauer, a 2015 graduate who played infield for the Panthers, said Schmitz continued on with...

Baseball adds 9 to 2016 recruiting class

Aldo Soto, Sports Editor

December 10, 2014

The Eastern baseball team signed nine players for its 2016 roster, which includes three pitchers and six position players. The three pitchers who committed to Eastern are Cole Berry, Michael McCormick and Austin Warrem, while the position players who signed on to the Panthers are, Jordan Flint, Zack...

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