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

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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...

The Eastern softball team sings the EIU Fight Song to the crowd after sweeping SIUE in their home-opener double-header against SIUE on Sunday afternoon on Williams Field.

Softball sweeps SIUE in OVC home opener

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor March 27, 2023

The Eastern softball team will stay atop the Ohio Valley Conference standings after sweeping SIUE 1-0 and 5-2 in a doubleheader at its home opener Sunday afternoon at Williams Field.  The team moved...

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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