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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

Sophomore infielder, Kendall Grover swings and misses the ball during the Eastern Illinois University softball game against Tennessee State.

Grover, Oslanzi, Archibald win OVC Awards

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor May 8, 2024

Eastern’s softball team was recognized for three out of four awards by the Ohio Valley Conference Tuesday night. Sophomore Kendall Grover was recognized as the OVC Co-Player of the Year. The...

Senior guard Jordan Tiger Booker during the mens basketball game against Tennessee Tech Thursday night at Groniger Arena. The Panthers beat the Golden Eagles 68-59.

Panthers of the Semester: Tiger Booker, Macy McGlone, Tara Archibald

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor April 23, 2024

The male Panther of the Semester is going to Tiger Booker from the basketball team. The senior guard from Chicago helped lead the Panthers to a 14-18 overall record, an 8-10 conference record and...

Freshman catcher Sophia Olman catching a pitch on Saturday April 20 2024 against Tennessee Tech.

Catcher talks about being a black belt in Q&A

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter April 23, 2024

Freshman catcher Sophia Olman discussed how she is a second-degree black belt and why she ended up choosing Eastern.    Q: When did you start playing softball?  A: “I started playing softball...

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EIU softball loses nine-game winning streak to Tennessee Tech

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter April 21, 2024

Eastern softball lost their nine-game winning streak after losing to Tennessee Tech University 7-1 on Sunday.  The Panthers started slow while Tech was able to open the scoring right away by hitting...

Sophomore infielder, Kendall Grover swings and misses the ball during the Eastern Illinois University softball game against Tennessee State.

EIU sweeps Tennessee Tech in double header

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter April 20, 2024

Eastern’s softball team extended their win streak to nine games after winning both games against Tennessee Tech University in their doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Williams Field. Eastern secured...

Senior Aryn Henke, up for batting as she swings and misses, during the double header against Tennessee State  University Tigers.

Secret weapon on EIU softball team shows against TSU

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter April 10, 2024

There is a player on Eastern’s softball team responsible for a piece of the team’s recent success in the 2024 season.  You will not find her lighting up this stat sheet, nor will you see her making...

Senior pitcher Olivia Price, throws during the doubleheader home game Saturday against the Tennessee State University Tigers. The Panthers lost 5-1 against the Tigers.

EIU capitalizes off late score to win series against TSU

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter April 7, 2024

Eastern softball won the series against Tennessee State University with a 4-3 win on Sunday afternoon.   Eastern took the second and the third game due to late game scores. Senior outfielder Aryn...

Softball practice Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse, preparing for softball season to start the first game is Feb 23, 2024

EIU ends doubleheader with walk-off home run

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter April 6, 2024

Eastern’s softball team split their doubleheader header with Tennessee State University on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost their first game 5-1 and won their second game 9-7.  Freshman...

Freshman pitcher McKenzie Oslanzi prepares to bat during softball practice at the Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse on the Eastern Illinois University campus Wednesday morning

EIU freshman softball pitcher earns third straight OVC honor

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter February 27, 2024

Freshman pitcher McKenzie Oslanzi has been named Ohio Valley Conference pitcher of the week for the third time in her first three weeks with the Panthers.   Oslanzi leads the OVC in ERA with...

Head coach, Tara Archibald, speaks to her team between innings during the softball programs first ever NCAA Regional appearance at Sharon J. Drysdale Field on the Northwestern University campus on May 19 in Evanston, Il. The Panthers lost 2-0 to the Wildcats.

EIU softball prepares for 2024 season

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter January 20, 2024

Eastern’s softball team is preparing to defend its title as Ohio Valley Conference champions. Last season, the Panthers went 34-21 overall and 16-6 in conference play. This record led them to the regionals...

Head coach, Tara Archibald, speaks to her team between innings during the softball programs first ever NCAA Regional appearance at Sharon J. Drysdale Field on the Northwestern University campus on May 19 in Evanston, Il. The Panthers lost 2-0 to the Wildcats.

EIU softball loses first-ever NCAA Regional game

Autumn Schulz, Senior Sports Reporter May 19, 2023

The Eastern Illinois softball team lost its first game of its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Regional Tournament 2-0 to #15 Northwestern Friday afternoon. The tournament is double-elimination, therefore,...

Sophomore infielder/outfielder Aniya Holt (9), swings at a pitch from a St. Louis University pitcher, during their game Wednesday evening. The Panthers won 4-3.

‘I knew we were gonna find a way,’ Holt said after walk-off win against SLU

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor April 12, 2023

Redshirt sophomore infielder Aniya Holt was the catapult that the Eastern softball teams’ offense needed to clinch its 4-3 win over Saint Louis University Wednesday evening at Williams Field. Head...

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