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    March 26, 2017
    Baseball Rally Falls Short at Division I Bradley, 9-7 PEORIA, Ill. – Eureka College junior first baseman Ray Vogel (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone H.S.) hit a pair of home runs, his second multi-homer game in three days, but the Red Devils’ late rally came up just short in a 9-7 defeat at NCAA Division I Bradley, Sunday afternoon in Peoria, Ill.
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    March 24, 2017
    Red Devils Sweep RMU-Springfield in Home Opener EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College junior right-hander Kali George (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria H.S.) fired a complete-game shutout to lead the Red Devils to an 11-0 win over USCAA Robert Morris-Springfield in game one of Friday’s non-conference doubleheader in Eureka, Ill. Freshman right-hander Erin Smith (Dunlap, Ill./Dunlap H.S.) clubbed her first career home run in the nightcap and pitched EC to an 8-4 win, securing the twin bill sweep.
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    March 24, 2017
    Vogel Slugs Eureka to SLIAC Split With Blackburn EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College junior first baseman Ray Vogel (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone H.S.) smashed two home runs Friday and junior left-hander Isaiah Taylor (Princeton, Ill./Princeton H.S./Illinois Valley) pitched 6.0 strong innings to earn his first EC victory, lifting the Red Devils to an 8-7 win over Blackburn in the second game of Friday’s St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader at Henry Sand Field. The Beavers won game one, 7-0.
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    March 23, 2017
    Steve Thompson Voted HERO Sports National Coach of the Year BELLVUE, Wash. – Third-year Eureka College women's basketball head coach Steve Thompson has been voted D3 Women's Basketball Coach of the Year by HERO Sports, according to an online fan vote conducted by the online publication. HERO Sports is dedicated to the coverage of every collegiate athletics department for men and women in all sports and divisions.
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    March 21, 2017
    Baseball, Softball Postponed Wednesday EUREKA, Ill. – Doubleheaders scheduled for the Eureka College baseball and softball teams on Wednesday have been postponed due to inclement weather.
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    March 21, 2017
    Notebook: Eureka Begins SLIAC Play Friday EUREKA, Ill. – The first four games of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schedule and a road test at Division I Bradley highlight this week’s schedule for the Eureka College baseball team. The Red Devils will host Blackburn Friday for a 2 p.m. doubleheader before Principia visits Henry Sand Field for two contests Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. The Red Devils will visit Bradley Sunday at 1 p.m. in nearby Peoria.
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    March 19, 2017
    Notebook: Schedule Ramps Up For Red Devils EUREKA, Ill. -- Following a 14-day break from game competition, the Eureka College softball team will begin a stretch of 30 games in 33 days when the Red Devils host doubleheaders this week against Robert Morris-Springfield, Greenville and Spalding. The scheduled contests are part of Eureka’s season-long eight-game homestand.
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    March 18, 2017
    Red Devils Notch Split With RMU-Springfield EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College baseball team scored six times in the first three innings in the opener of Saturday’s non-conference doubleheader with USCAA Robert Morris-Springfield, setting the tone for an 8-3 victory over the Eagles. RMU recovered for a 6-5 win in game two to salvage a Saturday split.
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    March 13, 2017
    Eureka Reveals 2017 Football Schedule EUREKA, Ill. – The sixth annual Abraham Lincoln Bowl and a full nine-game Upper Midwest Athletic Conference slate make up the 2017 Eureka College football schedule, released by ninth-year head coach Kurt Barth on Monday morning. The 2017 campaign will be Eureka’s 114th season of intercollegiate football.
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    March 13, 2017
    Shea Feehan Named to D3hoops.com All-Region Team MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Eureka College sophomore guard Shea Feehan (Peoria, Ill./Notre Dame H.S.) added to his growing list of honors on Monday, earning a spot on the D3hoops.com All-Central Region Third Team, according to an announcement from D3hoops.com. Feehan is the first Eureka men’s basketball player to receive All-Region honors since 2014.
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    March 13, 2017
    Kerrigan Dura Collects Weekly SLIAC Softball Honor ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Eureka College sophomore shortstop Kerrigan Dura (Edwards, Ill./Brimfield H.S.) has been selected St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week, according to an announcement from the league office, Monday afternoon. Dura hit .471 in six starts at last week’s Fastpitch Dreams Spring Classic in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
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    March 12, 2017
    Eureka Ends Spring Trip With Losses at Louisiana College PINEVILLE, La. – The Eureka College baseball team played the final two games of its seven-game spring trip through the south on Sunday, dropping both games of a non-conference doubleheader to Louisiana College in the finale of the Marler Ford Classic in Pineville, La. The Wildcats took the opener, 11-0, and also won game two, 12-2.
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    March 11, 2017
    Belhaven Blanks Eureka Baseball, 10-0 PINEVILLE, La. -- Belhaven earned its second victory in four days over the Eureka College baseball team on Saturday morning, a 10-0 decision in seven innings as part of the Marler Ford Classic in Pineville, La.
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    March 10, 2017
    Louisiana College Clips Red Devils, 2-1 PINEVILLE, La. – The Eureka College baseball team rallied to tie Louisiana College in dramatic fashion Friday night, but the Wildcats walked off with a 2-1 non-conference victory thanks to Sully Martin’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning as part of the Marler Ford Classic in Pineville, La.
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    March 09, 2017
    Thursday Split Ends Softball Spring Trip at .500 NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The Eureka College softball team played the final two contests of its trip to the Fastpitch Dreams Spring Classic, Thursday morning, earning a 6-0 victory over Chatham and dropping a 1-0 decision to Mary Washington. The Red Devils ended their road trip with a 4-4 overall record.
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    March 09, 2017
    Dowell, Wiegand Receive SLIAC Academic Honor ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Eureka College basketball players Tatum Dowell (Morton, Ill./Morton H.S./MaMurray) and Alex Wiegand (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S.) have been named to the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Winter All-Academic Team, the league office announced Thursday morning.
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    March 08, 2017
    Eureka Drops Wednesday Contests to Belhaven, Millsaps JACKSON, Miss. -- The Eureka College baseball team dropped a pair of non-conference games against NCAA Division III opponents, Wednesday. The Red Devils opened the day with a 12-2 setback at Belhaven before falling later in the evening at Millsaps, 9-5.
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    March 07, 2017
    Red Devils Drop Two at Fastpitch Dreams Classic NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The Eureka College softball team suffered the second and third losses of its season-opening trip to the Fastpitch Dreams Spring Classic in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., a 10-4 defeat to Eastern Mennonite (Va.) and a 7-4 setback to Penn State Harrisburg on Tuesday.
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    March 07, 2017
    Baseball Postponed Tuesday at Belhaven JACKSON, Miss. – The Eureka College baseball game scheduled for Tuesday versus Belhaven in Jackson, Miss. has been postponed due to rain. The 9-inning game between the Red Devils and Blazers has been rescheduled for Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Jackson.
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    March 06, 2017
    Eureka Cruises to Monday Sweep in North Myrtle Beach NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Senior catcher Lexi Litwiller (Eureka, Ill./Eureka H.S./Lincoln) and sophomore shortstop Kerrigan Dura (Edwards, Ill./Brimfield H.S.) smashed three hits apiece to help the Eureka College softball team rally for a 9-2 victory over Hilbert, Monday afternoon at the Fastpitch Dreams Spring Classic in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Red Devils followed with a nine-run first inning in the second game of the day en route to an 18-4 drubbing of John Jay, moving to 3-1 on the annual spring trip.
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    March 06, 2017
    Erin Smith Named SLIAC Pitcher of the Week ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Less than 24 hours removed from firing a perfect game in her collegiate debut, Eureka College freshman pitcher Erin Smith (Dunlap, Ill./Dunlap H.S.) has been named St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week, according to an announcement from the league office Monday afternoon.
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    March 05, 2017
    Eureka Roars Past Rust in Opener, 27-1 HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. – The Eureka College baseball team erupted for 27 runs in Sunday’s season opener, including a 16-run seventh inning, to defeat NCAA Division III independent Rust 27-1 in Holly Springs, Miss. The 27 runs scored and 26-run margin of victory were the largest on record in program history.
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    March 05, 2017
    Smith’s Perfect Game Drives Red Devils’ Opening-Day Split NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Eureka College freshman pitcher Erin Smith (Dunlap, Ill./Dunlap H.S.) fired a perfect game in her collegiate debut, helping the Red Devils throttle Lehman (N.Y.) 13-0 in five innings, Sunday afternoon at the Fastpitch Dreams Spring Classic in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. EC’s seventh-inning rally fell short earlier in the day in a 5-4 loss to Ursinus (Pa.).
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    March 04, 2017
    Eureka Opens Season Sunday at Fastpitch Dreams Classic NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – One year removed from a near-perfect spring trip, the Eureka College softball team will return to the Fastpitch Dreams Spring Classic for the sixth consecutive season to open the 2017 campaign. The Red Devils will take on Ursinus (Pa.) in Sunday’s opener at 12:30 p.m. CST.
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    March 04, 2017
    Red Devils Begin Season-Opening Spring Trip Sunday HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. – The Eureka College baseball team will begin the fourth season of the Kim Johnson coaching era Sunday when the Red Devils open their spring trip with a noon doubleheader against NCAA Division III independent Rust in Holly Springs, Miss. EC is scheduled to play nine times overall across Mississippi and Louisiana before returning to campus.
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    March 03, 2017
    Red Devils’ Run Ends at #2/4 Thomas More, 97-58 CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. – The Eureka College women’s basketball team saw one of its best seasons in program history come to an end Friday night in the opening round of its first NCAA Tournament, a 97-58 defeat to #2/4 and defending national champion Thomas More at Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills, Ky. The decision ended Eureka’s season with a 20-8 record.
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    March 01, 2017
    Red Devils Ready For the Big Dance CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. -- The Eureka College women’s basketball team will make its first NCAA Tournament appearance in the 42-season history of the program on Friday when the Red Devils visit defending national champion and #2/4 Thomas More at 6 p.m. CST in the Cincinnati suburb of Crestview Hills, Ky.
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    March 01, 2017
    Then and Now: The Eureka Tradition Lives On EUREKA, Ill. – There were many firsts for the Eureka College women’s basketball program over the last two weeks. The first St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular-season title. The first SLIAC Tournament title. And, of course, the program’s first national tournament bid.
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    February 27, 2017
    Red Devils Draw Defending Champ Thomas More Friday in NCAA Tournament INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Eureka College women’s basketball team will open its first NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 3 when the Red Devils visit defending national champion and #2/4 Thomas More at Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills, Ky. The game time is set for 6 p.m. CST.
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    February 25, 2017
    NCAA Bound! Eureka Beats Greenville For SLIAC Tournament Title EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College women's basketball team earned its first NCAA Tournament bid in program history Saturday, defeating Greenville 82-74 for the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Championship at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena.
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    February 24, 2017
    Feehan, Davis Land All-SLIAC Honors GREENVILLE, Ill. – Eureka College sophomore guard Shea Feehan (Peoria, Ill./Notre Dame H.S.) was named to the All-St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference First Team and junior guard Kendall Davis (Peoria, Ill./Limestone H.S./Illinois Central) secured a spot on the All-SLIAC Second Team, league commissioner Angie Morenz announced Friday at the SLIAC Tournament in Greenville, Ill.
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    February 24, 2017
    Eureka Welcomes Greenville Saturday For SLIAC Crown EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College women’s basketball team will try to take the final step in its quest to earn its first-ever NCAA Tournament berth when the top-seeded Red Devils host second-seeded Greenville for the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament championship, Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena.
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    February 23, 2017
    Eureka Routs Fontbonne to Advance to SLIAC Final, 86-55 EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College junior guard Hayley Reneau (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S./Illinois Central) delivered a game-high 19 points, one of five Red Devils to score in double figures, lifting EC to an 86-55 win over Fontbonne in the 2017 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals, Thursday night at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena. The Red Devils will advance to host Greenville in Saturday’s SLIAC title game at 1 p.m.
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    February 23, 2017
    Eureka Trio Named All-SLIAC, Thompson Named Coach of the Year EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College women’s basketball players Hayley Reneau (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S./Illinois Central), Michaela Balducci (Eureka, Ill./Eureka H.S.) and Kerrigan Dura (Edwards, Ill./Brimfield H.S.) were named to the All-St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Team and third-year head coach Steve Thompson was selected SLIAC Coach of the Year, according to an announcement by SLIAC Commissioner Angie Morenz at Thursday’s league tournament at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena.
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    February 22, 2017
    Red Devils Ready to Host SLIAC Tournament EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College women’s basketball team is back in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament for the sixth consecutive season and the first time as host when the top-seeded Red Devils welcome fourth-seeded Fontbonne for an 8 p.m. semifinal Thursday at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena. Second-seeded Greenville will square off against third-seeded Webster in a 6 p.m. semifinal Thursday night. The semifinal winners will play for the title Saturday at 1 p.m.
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    February 18, 2017
    Red Devils Top Iowa Wesleyan in Regular-Season Finale, 74-66 EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College seniors Michaela Balducci (Eureka, Ill./Eureka H.S.) and Luci Weis (Bloomington, Ill./Normal Community H.S.) combined for 34 points Saturday in the Red Devils’ 74-66 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over Iowa Wesleyan on Senior Day at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena.
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    February 18, 2017
    Eureka Rally Falls Short on Senior Day, 84-82 EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College men’s basketball team overcame a 15-point second-half deficit and pulled even in the final minute of Saturday’s St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game against Iowa Wesleyan, but the Tigers made two foul shots with :03.4 seconds left to secure an 84-82 win over the Red Devils at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena.
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    February 17, 2017
    Iowa Wesleyan Visits Saturday For Senior Day EUREKA, Ill. -- Eureka College seniors Parker Gibson and Nate Bell will play their final collegiate games Saturday during Senior Day when the Red Devils host Iowa Wesleyan for a 3 p.m. St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tip-off at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena. Gibson and Bell will be recognized during a pregame ceremony.
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    February 17, 2017
    Red Devils Welcome Iowa Wesleyan For Senior Day EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College women’s basketball team will bring the 2016-17 regular season to a close on Saturday, welcoming St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rival Iowa Wesleyan to Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena for a 1 p.m. start. Eureka will host its annual Senior Day ceremony immediately following the game, honoring Michaela Balducci, Luci Weis and student manager Whitley Gregoire.
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    February 15, 2017
    SLIAC Champs! Eureka Thumps Westminster For Outright League Title EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College women’s basketball team earned the institution’s first-ever St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference outright team championship on Wednesday, pulling away from Westminster for a 99-75 win at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena. All five starters scored in double figures for the Red Devils, who won their first conference title in a women’s sport since 1997 and will host next week’s SLIAC Tournament.
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