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

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The Eastern Illinois baseball team celebrating a walk-off 7-6 win in game two of a doubleheader over Little Rock while Trojan head coach Chris Curry argues with the umpires about a call that was overturned at first base Saturday afternoon. The Panthers won their first OVC series of the season.

‘I’ve never seen that happen before,’ Anderson said after walk-off win against Little Rock

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor April 15, 2023

The Eastern Illinois baseball team won its first Ohio Valley Conference series of the season over Little Rock in a walk-off fashion by redshirt junior third basemen Kolten Poorman Saturday afternoon at...

The Eastern Illinois baseball dropped its first game 4-3 of a three-game series to Ohio Valley Conference opponent Little Rock, Arkansas.

Conklin has solid performance despite loss to Little Rock

Autumn Schulz , Sports Editor April 14, 2023

Sophomore right-hander Tyler Conklin threw 7.1 innings, allowing four hits and four runs, tying his season high of seven strikeouts in Friday’s 4-3 loss to Little Rock at Coaches Stadium. The Panthers...

At the end of the game, the Eastern Illinois University Panthers had a 17 point lead against Illinois Wesleyan University at Coaches Stadium.

EIU baseball continues home game stint against Little Rock

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor April 13, 2023

The Eastern Illinois baseball team will look to improve its Ohio Valley Conference standings this weekend against third place Little Rock with a three-game series starting on Friday at 3 p.m. at Coaches...

The Eastern Illinois University baseball team comes out of the dugout to celebrate with fellow players after their win against the Arkansas State Razorbacks at Baum-Walker Stadium

EIU baseball to start OVC games Friday at home

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor March 22, 2023

The Eastern baseball team has not played any Ohio Valley Conference games so far this season, but it is gearing up for the start of OVC games this Friday at 3 p.m.  The Panthers will take on UT Martin...

Eastern utility player Ryan Ignoffo (7) high fives his teammates after the Panthers’ 3-2 win over McNeese State on March 18. The Panthers won the series to improve to 13-4 on the season.

EIU baseball picked to finish 3rd in OVC preseason poll

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor February 14, 2023

The Eastern baseball team was selected to finish third in the Ohio Valley Conference’s preseason poll as it will begin its regular season on Friday in Tallahassee, Fl at 3 p.m.  The Panthers will...

Trevor Nichols pitched five innings during the Panthers first game of the OVC Tournament against the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars in Lexington, KY. The Panthers lost 8-6 against the Courgars, closing out the season.

Panthers eliminated in first game of OVC Tourney

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor May 25, 2022

The Eastern baseball team was eliminated from the OVC Tournament Championship Wednesday afternoon after losing to SIUE 8-6.  The Panthers concluded the 2022 season with a 12-12 OVC record and a 33-20...

The Panthers celebrate after winning their last conference game of the season on Friday. The Panthers won one game of the doubleheader, against the Southeast Missouri Redhawks 7-5.

Panthers lock fourth seed in OVC, play Wednesday

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor May 23, 2022

The Eastern baseball team concluded its regular season over the weekend after taking the series win over Southeast Missouri, setting the stage for the OVC Baseball Championship on Wednesday.  The Panthers...

In the top of the eighth, left, Jason DeCicco, a senior left-handed pitcher, is relieved after Jackson Nichols, a sophomore right-handed pitcher, during the Panthers Senior Day game against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks Tuesday afternoon. After stepping off the mound, DeCicco embraces most of the team exchanging sentiments with them.

Panthers snap losing streak on Senior Day

Autumn Schulz and Rob Le Cates May 17, 2022

The Eastern baseball team snapped a three-game losing streak on Senior Day Tuesday afternoon after beating Western Illinois 6-1.  The Panthers are now 31-18 overall with a 10-11 record in the OVC....

Eastern pitcher Hayden Birdsong releases a pitch against Murray State on April 22 at Laker Baseball Field in Mattoon. Birdsong pitched five innings of relief, allowing just one run while striking out a season-high nine batters. Eastern lost the game 17-10.

Panthers lose weekend series against Belmont

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor May 15, 2022

The Eastern baseball team could not avoid the sweep Sunday afternoon against Belmont as they dropped the third game 5-3.   The Panthers are fourth in the OVC with a record of 10-11 and an overall...

The baseball, softball, and women’s and men’s tennis teams will play games over spring break.

Panthers fall close in second series game against Belmont

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor May 14, 2022

The Eastern baseball team lost 3-2 Saturday afternoon during their second game of a three-game series against Belmont.  The Panthers are now 30-17 overall and 10-10 in conference play. The game went...

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.

Eastern baseball loses in extra innings in OVC home opener

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...

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...

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