Athletics News

  • Red Devils Notch Historic Sweep of Webster Tuesday
    April 24, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College softball team made big strides Tuesday in the race for a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament bid, sweeping a critical league doubleheader from Webster in Eureka. The Red Devils walked off with a 6-5 win in eight innings in game one and Kali George (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria H.S.) set a new all-time Eureka record for wins in the nightcap with her 46th career triumph in EC’s 4-2 win.
  • Eureka Completes Season Series Sweep of Iowa Wesleyan, 14-5
    April 23, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. – Ray Vogel (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone H.S.) doubled twice as part of a four-hit effort and Mason Diederich (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S.) didn’t allow an earned run in 6.1 innings of relief in the Eureka College baseball team’s 14-5 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win over Iowa Wesleyan at Henry Sand Field, Monday afternoon. The victory gave the Red Devils a three-game series sweep of the Tigers, Eureka’s first SLIAC sweep since April 2013.
  • George Ties Pitching Wins Mark in Sunday Sweep of STLCOP
    April 22, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Kali George (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria H.S.) tied the all-time program record for pitching victories Sunday with her 45th career win in the nightcap of the Eureka College softball team’s non-conference sweep of NAIA St. Louis College of Pharmacy. The Red Devils beat the Eutectics in game game one 7-2 and came from behind to win game two 4-1.
  • Horton, Charlton Pace Eureka Track Team at Concordia
    April 20, 2018
    RIVER FOREST, Ill. -- Dazhee Horton (Bourbonnais, Ill./Bradley-Bourbonnais H.S.) won the triple jump with a leap of 13.93 meters and Brett Charlton (Eureka, Ill./Eureka H.S.) jumped 6.74 meters to win the long jump, leading the Eureka College track and field team Friday at the 2018 Concordia University Chicago Cougar Invitational at Concordia Stadium in River Forest, Ill.
  • Westminster Sweeps Eureka Sunday, Secures Series Win
    April 22, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. – Westminster used a six-run third inning to break open a 7-0 win in game one and also secured a big lead early in the nightcap before holding on for a 6-4 victory and a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West Division doubleheader sweep of the Eureka College baseball team, Sunday afternoon at Henry Sand Field. The victories allowed the Blue Jays to take two out of three contests in the weekend series.
  • Red Devils Overcome Westminster in Series Opener, 4-3
    April 21, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. – Gregory Cluskey (East Peoria, Ill./Metamora H.S.) earned his second complete-game victory in a nine-day stretch in the Eureka College baseball team’s 4-3 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West Division win over Westminster, Saturday afternoon at Henry Sand Field.
  • Late Westminster Rallies Topple Red Devils Saturday
    April 21, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. – St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference leader Westminster used multi-run rallies in the top of the seventh inning of both games of a league doubleheader to top the Eureka College softball team twice, Saturday afternoon in Eureka, Ill. The Blue Jays prevailed in the opener, 4-0, and also won game two, 8-2.
  • Red Devils Roll Thursday, Sweep Rose-Hulman
    April 19, 2018
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Adrianna Zeman (La Salle, Ill./La Salle-Peru H.S.) collected a career-high four hits in game one and Kali George (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria H.S.) won her 44th career decision in the pitching circle in game two, leading the Eureka College softball team to a non-conference doubleheader sweep of Rose-Hulman, Thursday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind. The Red Devils downed the hosts 10-4 in game one and also won game two, 6-3.
  • Red Devils Sail to SLIAC Sweep of MacMurray
    April 18, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. – Kerrigan Dura (Edwards, Ill./Brimfield H.S.) drove in six to extend her all-time Eureka College RBI record to 120, Morgan Osborn (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S.) drilled her seventh career home run to move into seventh place on the Red Devils’ all-time list and Kali George (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria H.S.) continued her pursuit of becoming the winningest pitcher in program history with her 43rd career victory, all in the Red Devils’ St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference sweep of MacMurray, Wednesday afternoon in Eureka. EC won the opener, 10-2 in five innings, and also rolled to an abbreviated 14-1 win in game two.
  • Eureka Wins Sixth in a Row in Midweek Split at Blackburn
    April 18, 2018
    CARLINVILLE, Ill. – Kody Silverthorn (Eureka, Ill./Eureka H.S./Parkland) threw a complete game for his second consecutive victory and Braxten Ary (Manito, Ill./Midwest Central H.S.) provided the go-ahead RBI to send the Eureka College baseball to its sixth consecutive win in a 6-4 victory over Blackburn in the opener of Wednesday’s St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader opener. The Beavers ended the Red Devils’ streak with a 9-2 triumph to in game two to save a twin bill split.
  • Notebook: Red Devils Set For Long-Awaited Campus Opener
    April 17, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. -- After a wait of 20 games over nearly seven weeks, the Eureka College softball team will finally play a game on campus when the Red Devils host St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rival MacMurray Wednesday at 2 p.m.
  • Notebook: Eureka Looks to Extend Win Streak Against SLIAC Foes
    April 17, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College baseball team will turn its attention to the bulk of the second half of the 2018 season with five St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference games this week.
  • Third Annual Golden Tornado Awards Set For April 22
    April 17, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College Department of Athletics has announced nominees for the third annual Golden Tornado Awards banquet scheduled for Sunday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. inside Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and Convocation Center. The event is open to the public and is free of charge.
  • Isaiah Taylor Named SLIAC Pitcher of the Week
    April 16, 2018
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Eureka College senior left-hander Isaiah Taylor (Princeton, Ill./Princeton H.S./Illinois Valley) has been named St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference/Diamond Sports Pitcher of the Week, according to a Monday afternoon announcement from the league office. Taylor struck out a career-high 17 hitters in a 9.0-inning complete-game victory at Iowa Wesleyan on Friday night.
  • Eureka Sweeps Iowa Wesleyan, Runs Win Streak to Five
    April 13, 2018
    MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – The Eureka College baseball team ran its win streak to five games for the first time in nearly eight years and secured its first St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference series victory since April 2015 with a West Division doubleheader sweep of Iowa Wesleyan, Friday night in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Eureka rolled to a 12-4 win in the opener and also won game two 6-2 behind 17 strikeouts from left-hander Isaiah Taylor (Princeton, Ill./Princeton H.S./Illinois Valley).
  • Senior Duo Lifts Eureka Thursday at Iowa Wesleyan
    April 12, 2018
    MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – Kali George (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria H.S.) threw a two-hit shutout for her 42nd career victory and Kerrigan Dura (Edwards, Ill./Brimfield H.S.) homered twice, helping the Eureka College softball team return to the win column in Thursday’s St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference sweep of Iowa Wesleyan in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. The Red Devils prevailed in extra innings in the opener, 7-2, and romped to a 10-0 victory in the nightcap.
  • Red Devils Notch Midweek Sweep at Edgewood
    April 11, 2018
    VERONA, Wis. – Kyle Cashdollar (Morton, Ill./Morton H.S.) fired a four-hitter in game two of Wednesday’s doubleheader at Edgewood for the Eureka College baseball team’s first complete-game shutout in more than four years and Evan Smith (Moline, Ill./Moline H.S./Sauk Valley) hit a two-run single to set the tone in the opener as the Red Devils swept the non-conference twin bill from the Eagles at Stampfl Field in Verona, Wis. Eureka won the opener in eight innings, 6-5, and blanked the Eagles in the nightcap, 5-0.
  • Notebook: Red Devils Dig in For Seven-Game Road Trip
    April 11, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Following a season-long six-game homestand in which the Red Devils won games against three different opponents, the Eureka College baseball team will hit the road again for what is scheduled to be a season-long seven-game road. The upcoming stretch includes road games in three different states over eight days.
  • Greenville Survives Dura’s Historic Day For Tuesday Sweep
    April 10, 2018
    GREENVILLE, Ill. – Kerrigan Dura (Edwards, Ill./Brimfield H.S.) clubbed her 49th collegiate double in game one to break the Eureka College softball program’s all-time record and later belted a two-run home run in the nightcap to set the Red Devils’ all-time RBI mark at 109, but preseason St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference favorite Greenville rallied in both ends of Tuesday’s league doubleheader to sweep the Red Devils in Greenville, Ill. The Panthers won the opener, 8-4, and also prevailed in game two, 5-4.
  • Notebook: Red Devils Ready to Ramp Up League Schedule
    April 10, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College softball team will continue its busiest stretch of the 2018 season with eight games against four different opponents this week, including three St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheaders on the road in which the Red Devils will travel nearly 1,000 miles in a span of five days.
  • Red Devils Upend #25 Webster in Sunday Finale
    April 08, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Joe Quinn (Coal City, Ill./Coal City H.S./Illinois Valley) gave up one run on three hits in a complete-game effort and Grant Mullin (Chicago, Ill./St. Rita) drilled the go-ahead solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Eureka College baseball team to a 2-1 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West Division triumph over 25th-ranked Webster, Sunday afternoon at Henry Sand Field. The Gorloks earned a 7-6 win earlier Sunday in the resumption of the middle game of the weekend series.
  • Eureka Splits Sunday at Spalding
    April 08, 2018
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Morgan Osborn (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S.) hit a leadoff home run, Kerrigan Dura (Edwards, Ill./Brimfield H.S.) doubled twice with three RBI and Erin Smith (Dunlap, Ill./Dunlap H.S.) won her league-best sixth game in the circle in the Eureka College softball team’s 8-1 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory at Spalding, Sunday afternoon in Louisville, Ky. The Golden Eagles scored three in the bottom of seventh in game two for a 4-3 win and a split in the twin bill.
  • Webster Downs Eureka in Opener, 7-1; Nightcap Halted by Darkness
    April 07, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Jake Carter (Carlinville, Ill./Carlinville H.S.) slugged his first collegiate home run in the fourth inning of Saturday's St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West Division series opener against 25th-ranked Webster, but the Gorloks struck early to secure a 7-1 win league over the Eureka baseball team. Saturday's nightcap was suspended by darkness with the Gorloks in front 6-5 after seven innings and will be resumed at noon Sunday prior to the regularly scheduled 9-inning game.
  • Four Red Devils Receive National Strength and Conditioning Honor
    April 06, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Four Eureka College student-athletes have received All-American Athlete of the Year awards from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Eureka College Strength and Conditioning Coach Matt Friend announced Friday.
  • Red Devils Pummel Lincoln Christian, 12-2
    April 05, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. – Kody Silverthorn (Eureka, Ill./Eureka H.S./Parkland) struck out a career-high 12 batters on the way to his first victory of 2018 and the offense recorded season highs with 12 runs and 15 hits in the Eureka College baseball team’s 12-2 non-conference rout of NAIA Lincoln Christian, Thursday afternoon at Henry Sand Field.
  • Eureka Scores First SLIAC Win in Monday Split With Principia
    April 02, 2018
    CHILLICOTHE, Ill. – David Throw (Cary, Ill./Cary-Grove H.S.) struck out eight over 6.1 innings to earn his second collegiate win, Mason Diederich (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S.) recorded the final two outs for his third career save and Sean Green (Peoria, Ill./Limestone H.S./Robert Morris-Peoria) delivered the go-ahead RBI double in the fifth inning to send the Eureka College baseball team to a 5-3 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win over Principia in the opener of a league doubleheader in Chillicothe, Ill. The Panthers broke a scoreless tie in the eighth inning of the nightcap en route to a 1-0 win.
  • Dura, George Sweep Weekly SLIAC Softball Honors
    April 02, 2018
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Eureka College senior shortstop Kerrigan Dura (Edwards, Ill./Brimfield H.S.) repeated as the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week and senior right-hander Kali George (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria H.S.) was tabbed SLIAC Pitcher of the Week after the duo led the Red Devils to a big league sweep of Principia last Saturday.
  • Red Devils Overwhelm Principia in SLIAC Sweep
    March 31, 2018
    EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- Kerrigan Dura (Edwards, Ill./Brimfield H.S.) and Kali George (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria H.S.) combined to drive in eight runs Saturday to become the third and fourth players in program history to reach 100 career RBI while George inched closer to the all-time Eureka wins record with a victory in the circle in game two, helping the Eureka College softball team cruise to a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference sweep of Principia at the EastSide Centre in East Peoria, Ill. The Red Devils won game one, 11-1 in five innings, and claimed the nightcap with a 12-4 triumph in six innings.
  • Fontbonne Bests Eureka in West Division Series Finale, 6-1
    March 31, 2018
    O'FALLON, Mo. -- Braxten Ary (Manito, Ill./Midwest Central H.S.) went 2-for-4 with his ninth career double and Gregory Cluskey (East Peoria, Ill./Metamora H.S.) struck out five over 7.0 innings in his second career start, but Fontbonne scored three times in the fourth inning to break a tied score and added later insurance in the eighth to secure a 6-1 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over the Eureka College baseball team, Saturday afternoon at CarShield Field in O'Fallon, Mo.
  • Big Fontbonne Innings Sink Red Devils Friday
    March 30, 2018
    O’FALLON, Mo. – The Eureka College baseball team held a lead late in game one and forced a tie midway through game two, but host Fontbonne produced big innings in both ends of Friday’s St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West Division doubleheader to sweep the twin bill from the Red Devils at CarShield Field in O’Fallon, Mo. The Griffins rallied to win the opener, 13-2, and also claimed the nightcap, 16-4.
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