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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

Alexa Rehmeier, right handed pitcher, and a freshman finance major, winds up her pitch at the softball game against the Murray State Racers Sunday afternoon. The Panthers won two out of three games against the Racers for the series Saturday, April 2, through Sunday, April 3, 2022.

Panthers softball ousted in first OVC Tourney since ’18

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor May 12, 2022

The Eastern softball team saw their season come to an end Tuesday afternoon as they lost to Tennessee Tech 3-1 in the opening round of the 2022 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. The Panthers concluded...

Eastern softball coach Tara Archibald talks to the team during the eighth inning during the first game of a doubleheader against SIUE Wednesday afternoon. The Panthers won the game 6-5 in 11 innings.

Weekend matchups set to shake up OVC softball standings

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 28, 2022

The OVC softball regular season is in its final 10 days. Five weekend conference series are set to be played this weekend, with teams looking to solidifying their seeding for the postseason. First-place...

Pitcher Olivia Price attempts to catch a line drive up the middle during the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon against SIUE. The Panthers won the game 6-5 in 11 innings, with Price picking up the win after pitching 8.1 shutout innings in relief.

Panthers sweep Wednesday doubleheader against SIUE, including 11-inning thriller

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 27, 2022

It took 11 innings, but the Eastern softball team snapped a nine-game losing streak against SIUE at home Wednesday. The 6-5 extra-inning win snapped the streak in the first game of a doubleheader against...

Eastern shortstop Megan Burton throws to first after fielding a ground ball in game two of a doubleheader against Austin Peay April 23 at Williams Field. Eastern lost the game 4-3 to the Governors.

Softball team swept in 3rd-consecutive weekend series

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 27, 2022

The losing streak has hit nine for the Eastern softball team, as the Panthers were swept at home by Austin Peay over the weekend. Luckily for the Panthers, two of the three teams below them in the standings...

Cole Hoover (right), a graduate assistant for the Eastern football team, talks to Jack Valente (66), a sophomore offensive lineman, before the start of the Alumni Social Spring Game on April 23 at OBrien Field.

Hoover continuing family legacy with EIU football

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor April 27, 2022

Filling the stands at O’Brien field each fall to see the Eastern football team take on its opponents each fall is a seemingly ordinary act for many. But, for Cole Hoover, O’Brien Field represents a...

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 swept by Racers in homer-heavy series

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor April 26, 2022

The Eastern baseball team was swept in a three-game weekend series by Murray State dropping them to 7-5 in conference play and third place in the OVC.   It was a perfect weekend for some homeruns for...

Eastern catcher Lindy Milkowski looks to the dugout and smiles during game two of a doubleheader against Purdue Fort Wayne April 6 at Williams Field. The Panthers won both of the games, 13-8 and 3-2.

Murray State leading OVC softball standings, Eastern slips to seventh

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 21, 2022

With three weekend series and a few midweek doubleheaders remaining for each team, the OVC softball season is coming down to the wire. Murray State is still holding on to the top spot in the standings...

Eastern redshirt senior Dustin Hatfield (24) competes in the men’s 5,000-meter run at the EIU Big Blue Classic on April 1 and O’Brien Field. Hatfield did not finish the event, but set a school record in the 5,000 meters the previous week at the Raleigh Relays with a time of 13:53.21.

Naming DEN’s 2021-22 Athletes of the Year

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 20, 2022

1. Dustin Hatfield The name Dustin Hatfield can be found all over the Eastern track and field and cross country record books.  Hatfield had several school records in his crosshairs during the 2021 cross...

The Eastern men’s basketball head coach Marty Simmons (seated left) instructs players on what to do during a timeout during the Panthers’ game against Murray State on Jan. 17 at Lantz Arena. The Panthers lost 72-46 to the Racers.

How life, basketball brought Simmons to EIU

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter April 20, 2022

Marty Simmons has had an illustrious basketball career, from his days as Mr. Basketball in Lawrenceville, Ill. to an overall record of 287-272 as a college head coach. About a year ago, he was named the...

Eastern shortstop Megan Burton slides into home in the second game of a doubleheader against Purdue Fort Wayne on April 6 at Williams Field. Burton walked and scored a run in the game, which Eastern won 3-2.

Eastern softball team slides to 6th place in OVC

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 12, 2022

After getting swept by Southeast Missouri over the weekend, the Eastern softball team dropped to 6-8 in conference play and sixth place in the OVC.  The Panthers are still just three games out of the...

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.

Eastern baseball team leading OVC standings

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor April 12, 2022

The Eastern baseball team still sits at the top of the OVC standings after a long weekend series against SIUE as the conference enters Week 4 of Play.   The Panthers are now 5-1 and 21-8 overall as they...

Updating OVC baseball standings, statistics

Updating OVC baseball standings, statistics

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor April 8, 2022

The Eastern baseball team will enter OVC play once again this weekend against the SIUE Cougars after a week of nonconference play.   The Panthers are on a two-game winning streak after beating Bellarmine...

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