2017 Softball News

  • Greenville Halts Red Devils’ Win Streak With Sweep
    April 24, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College softball team saw its six-game St. Louis Intercollege Athletic Conference win streak come to an end Monday, dropping both games of a league doubleheader to Greenville in Eureka. The Panthers held off a late EC rally to win game one, 4-1, before pulling away to beat the Red Devils 12-4 in game two.
  • SLIAC Picks George, Wallace For Weekly Softball Awards
    April 24, 2017
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Eureka College junior pitcher Kali George (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria H.S.) was named St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week and junior center fielder Krysten Wallace (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone H.S.) was picked SLIAC Hitter of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon.
  • Red Devils Rally to Stun Fontbonne in Twin Bill Sweep
    April 22, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College softball team earned its first victory over St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rival Fontbonne since 2008 with a 4-1 win in game one, then overcame a five-run deficit by scoring six times in the final three innings for a wild 6-5 walk-off win in the nightcap, Saturday afternoon.
  • Red Devils Whip MacMurray in SLIAC Sweep
    April 19, 2017
    JACKSONVILLE, Ill. – Eureka College sophomore shortstop Kerrigan Dura (Edwards, Ill./Brimfield H.S.) had three hits in game one and four different players had multi-RBI games in the nightcap, pushing the Red Devils to a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference sweep of MacMurray, Wednesday afternoon in Jacksonville, Ill. EC won the opener 12-1 and followed with a 10-1 win in game two.
  • Softball Notebook: Regular Season Enters Final Two Weeks
    April 18, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College softball team will begin a stretch of 12 games in the final 11 days of the regular season on Wednesday, playing a pair of St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponents and taking a non-conference road trip to Harris-Stowe on Thursday in St. Louis.
  • Eureka Sweeps Blackburn on Senior Day
    April 15, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College senior third baseman Bridget Bankes (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria H.S.) ripped her sixth career home run to highlight the Red Devils’ 11-hit attack in game one and junior second baseman Kali George (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria H.S.) drove in four runs as part of a 3-for-3 performance in the nightcap, sending EC to a Senior Day sweep of Blackburn on Saturday. Eureka won the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener, 12-2 in five innings, and also won game two in five innings, 9-1.
  • George Sparks Red Devils in Sweep of Harris-Stowe
    April 11, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Eureka College junior pitcher Kali George (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria H.S.) smashed her second career home run and pitched a complete-game one-hitter in the circle, lifting the Red Devils to an 8-0 victory over NAIA Harris-Stowe in the opener of Tuesday's doubleheader. EC scored a single run in the first inning of game two to win the nightcap, 1-0.
  • Softball Notebook: Non-Conference Foes Highlight Upcoming Stretch
    April 10, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College softball team will look to return to the win column this week, taking on a pair of non-conference opponents in mid-week doubleheaders and welcoming St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rival Blackburn for a noon doubleheader on Saturday.
  • Red Devils Close Busy Weekend With Losses at Webster
    April 09, 2017
    WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. – The Eureka College softball team played its third St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader in as many days on Sunday, landing on the wrong end of a pair of league decisions with Webster in a 6-4 setback in game one and a 12-8 defeat in game two in Webster Groves, Mo.
  • Red Devils Come Up Empty at Westminster
    April 08, 2017
    FULTON, Mo. -- The Eureka College softball team dropped both contests of a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader at Westminster, Saturday afternoon. The Blue Jays won the opener, 4-1, before coming from behind to steal game two, 7-6.
  • Red Devils Bounce Back For League Split With Iowa Wesleyan
    April 07, 2017
    EAST PEORIA, Ill. – Eureka College freshman pitcher Erin Smith (Dunlap, Ill./Dunlap H.S.) threw her third complete-game shutout of the season and freshman designated player Morgan Osborn (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S.) went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI, driving the Red Devils to a 4-0 win in the nightcap of Friday’s St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader with Iowa Wesleyan, Friday afternoon in East Peoria, Ill. The Tigers came from behind to win game one, 2-1.
  • Notebook: Red Devils Face Wet Weather, Busy Weekend Slate
    April 05, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Following a seven-day stretch that has seen a pair of doubleheader postponements and more than an inch of rainfall, the Eureka College softball team is scheduled to play six St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference games in approximately 48 hours beginning Friday afternoon. The Red Devils will host Iowa Wesleyan in a doubleheader Friday at noon, followed by doubleheaders Saturday at noon at Westminster and Sunday at noon at Webster.
  • Eureka Secures SLIAC Sweep at Principia
    April 01, 2017
    ELSAH, Ill. – The Eureka College softball team rallied for a 4-3 win in game one and later rolled to a 21-0 victory in five innings in game two to earn a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader sweep of Principia, Saturday afternoon in Elsah, Ill. The wins gave EC a 2-0 start to league play for the third consecutive season.
  • Eureka Splits Non-Conference Twin Bill With North Central
    March 28, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College freshman outfielder Morgan Osborn (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S.) hit the go-ahead home run and junior right-hander Kali George (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria H.S.) yielded one run over 7.0 innings, lifting the Red Devils to their first victory over a College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin opponent since 2003 in a 5-1 win over North Central (Ill.), Tuesday afternoon. The Cardinals salvaged a doubleheader split with a 10-1 win in the nightcap.
  • George, Kane Sweep Weekly SLIAC Honors
    March 27, 2017
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- After a week in which Eureka swept its fifth straight non-conference doubleheader dating back to last season, junior right-hander Kali George (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria H.S.) has been named St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week and sophomore first baseman Madaline Kane (Havana, Ill./Havana H.S.) has been named SLIAC Hitter of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon.
  • Notebook: Red Devils Gear Up For Challenging Week
    March 27, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Following a weekend that included two non-conference victories and a pair of postponed doubleheaders, the Eureka College softball team will is scheduled to play six times during the upcoming week. Eureka will host North Central (Ill.) in a 3 p.m. doubleheader Tuesday before hitting the road for St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheaders Wednesday at Webster (5 p.m.) and Saturday at Principia (1 p.m.).
  • Red Devils Sweep RMU-Springfield in Home Opener
    March 24, 2017
    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.
  • Notebook: Schedule Ramps Up For Red Devils
    March 19, 2017
    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.
  • Kerrigan Dura Collects Weekly SLIAC Softball Honor
    March 13, 2017
    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.
  • Thursday Split Ends Softball Spring Trip at .500
    March 09, 2017
    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.
  • Red Devils Drop Two at Fastpitch Dreams Classic
    March 07, 2017
    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.
  • Erin Smith Named SLIAC Pitcher of the Week
    March 06, 2017
    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.
  • Eureka Cruises to Monday Sweep in North Myrtle Beach
    March 06, 2017
    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.
  • Smith’s Perfect Game Drives Red Devils’ Opening-Day Split
    March 05, 2017
    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.).
  • Eureka Opens Season Sunday at Fastpitch Dreams Classic
    March 04, 2017
    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.
  • Softball Picked Fourth in Preseason SLIAC Poll
    January 26, 2017
    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.
  • Kerrigan Dura Named Preseason Softball All-American
    January 23, 2017
    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.