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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

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...

From left, Maddie Swart (33), a sophomore political science major, Megan Burton (2), a senior educational leadership major, and Rachel Kaufman (33) a sophomore marketing major, talk in between plays during the second game against the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons. The Panthers won both games, the first 13-8 and the second 3-2 on Wednesday night.

Panthers sweep midweek doubleheader against Purdue Fort Wayne

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 6, 2022

The Eastern softball team played its final two nonconference games of the season Wednesday, hosting a doubleheader against Purdue Fort Wayne at Williams Field. The Panthers came from behind to win both...

Eastern second baseman Hannah Cravens (10) celebrates with shortstop Megan Burton (2) after hitting a home run in the second game of a doubleheader against Murray State Sunday afternoon at Williams Field. Cravens has a total of 12 home runs on the season. The Panthers won 5-0 against the Racers.

Panthers win weekend series against Murray State

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 3, 2022

After a pair of midweek road losses, the Eastern softball team bounced back at home, taking two games of a three game series against Murray State. The Racers were 8-0 in conference play coming in, but...

EDITORIAL: Find your Betsy Jewell and thank her

EDITORIAL: Find your Betsy Jewell and thank her

Editorial Staff March 23, 2022

In a world built for men, strong female role models are in high demand. And lucky for Eastern, there is no shortage of women worthy of being looked up to on this campus. In this issue, we highlighted...

Eastern softball players (from left) Megan Burton, Alexa Rehmeier and Hannah Cravens celebrate after winning game one of a double header against Morehead State on Sunday at Williams Field. Rehmeier threw a one-hit shutout in the game and Burton and Cravens each scored a run in the 4-0 victory.

Panthers sweep Sunday doubleheader, off to 3-0 start in conference play

Ryan Meyer, Softball Reporter March 20, 2022

Eastern’s softball team is off to a 3-0 start in OVC play after completing a sweep in their opening series against Morehead State this weekend. The Panthers’ pitchers held the Eagles to eight hits...

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