2017 Softball News

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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    January 26, 2017
    Softball Picked Fourth in Preseason SLIAC Poll ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Eureka College softball team has been picked to finish fourth in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 2017, according to a poll released by the league office on Wednesday. Westminster was picked to win the league, ending Fontbonne’s run of eight consecutive seasons as preseason favorite.
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    January 23, 2017
    Kerrigan Dura Named Preseason Softball All-American CULVER CITY, Calif. – Eureka College sophomore shortstop Kerrigan Dura (Edwards, Ill./Brimfield H.S.) has been named a preseason All-American by Fastpitch News, according to an announcement from the organization, last week. Dura, one of 15 NCAA Division III players to be named to the All-America First Team, is Eureka’s first softball All-American since 1993.