2019 Eureka Softball News

  • Morgan Ledbetter Breaks EC Single-Season HR Record as Red Devils Make History
    April 23, 2019
    EUREKA — Morgan Ledbetter tied EC assistant coach Kelli Dunne’s single-season program home run record with what ended up being a game-winning two-run blast in the sixth inning of Game 1 against Lincoln on Tuesday. Then, in Game 2, she broke it, and the Red Devils swept their way to history.
  • Red Devils Score Split with SLIAC Leader Westminster
    April 20, 2019
    FULTON, Mo. – The Eureka softball team kept itself in a heated St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference playoff race by splitting with conference leader Westminster on Saturday.
  • EC Splits with Tigers in Crucial SLIAC Showdown
    April 17, 2019
    EUREKA – One winning streak came to an end and another may have begun for the Eureka softball team on Wednesday. After Iowa Wesleyan got the edge in a 1-0 opener, the Red Devils answered with a 15-1 rout to preserve a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference split at Sweitzer Field.
  • Red Devils Sweep Webster, Extend Win Streak to Eight
    April 13, 2019
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – It’s been a productive week for Eureka softball. After racking up six straight non-conference wins, the Red Devils scored a road sweep over St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe Webster on Saturday to improve to 16-4 and 8-2 in league play.
  • EC Softball Doubleheader Against Spalding Set for April 28
    April 12, 2019
    EUREKA — The Eureka College softball team's St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader against Spalding has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 28.
  • EC Softball Bests STLCOP, Snags Sixth Straight Win
    April 11, 2019
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Eureka softball team snagged its sixth straight win and its third straight sweep on Thursday, improving to 14-4 on the season.
  • EC Sweeps Knox in Quick, Lopsided Fashion
    April 09, 2019
    EUREKA — The Eureka softball team picked up a pair of non-conference wins over Knox on Tuesday, notching its sixth victory in its last eight games. With the sun shining down on Sweitzer Field, the Red Devils put the eight-run rule into effect in both an 11-3 opener and a 12-2 Game 2.
  • Morgan Ledbetter, Erin Smith Sweep Weekly SLIAC Softball Honors
    April 08, 2019
    EUREKA – For the first time this season, Eureka College softball has claimed both of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference weekly honors. Junior Morgan Ledbetter (Hanna City, Ill./Elmwood/Culver Stockton) is the SLIAC Hitter of the Week and junior Erin Smith (Dunlap, Ill./Dunlap) is the SLIAC Pitcher of the Week. Both are first-time honorees.
  • Eureka Greets Rose-Hulman with Hits, Runs and Brooms
    April 07, 2019
    EUREKA — After a pair of tough splits this week, the Eureka softball team got the brooms back out on Sunday. The Red Devils bested Rose-Hulman 7-1 and 13-2 (five innings) at Sweitzer Field, notching their fourth sweep in seven tries this season.
  • EC Nearly Rallies to Sweep, Splits with Greenville
    April 06, 2019
    EUREKA – Saturday continued this week’s pattern of close and captivating softball games at Sweitzer Field. And, just like with Wednesday’s pair of showdowns with Fontbonne, Eureka ended up with a win and a loss.
  • Heartland Transfer Sydney Shubert Thriving in Maroon and Gold
    April 05, 2019
    Sydney Shubert didn’t start having second thoughts about the end of her softball career until it had ostensibly come to a close. But once it happened, she knew she wasn’t ready to let it go.
  • EC Softball Doubleheader at Lincoln Postponed
    April 04, 2019
     EUREKA — Eureka College's softball doubleheader at Lincoln on Thursday has been postponed due to inclement weather, EC announced Thursday morning.
  • Eight-run EC Comeback Caps Wild Split with Fontbonne
    April 03, 2019
    EUREKA — There was no lack of drama or tension at Sweitzer Field on Wednesday afternoon. With Fontbonne in town, the Eureka softball team battled to a split so wild that the games had to be decided by an extra inning and a walk-off wild pitch, respectively.
  • EC Sunday Softball Doubleheader Postponed
    March 28, 2019
    EUREKA — Eureka College’s softball doubleheader against Spalding on Sunday has been postponed due to inclement weather, EC announced Thursday.
  • Eureka Edges MacMurray, Notches Sixth Straight Win
    March 27, 2019
    EUREKA — Just like that, the Eureka softball team has won six straight games. The Red Devils teed off against MacMurray in a 13-0 series opener on Wednesday afternoon at Palmer Field, and edged the Highlanders in an 8-7 comeback victory in Game 2.
  • Red Devils Rock Regents, Notch Second Straight Sweep
    March 26, 2019
    EUREKA — Three days after taking two from Blackburn in its first home doubleheader of the 2019 campaign, Eureka returned to Sweitzer Field and swept Rockford.The Red Devils tallied a pair of run-rule wins on Tuesday, besting Rockford 9-1 and 11-3 to improve to 4-2 on the year.
  • Eureka Sweeps Blackburn in Home Opener
    March 23, 2019
    EUREKA — With a sweep over St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe Blackburn on Saturday at Sweitzer Field, the Eureka softball team extended a pair of encouraging streaks. It marked the Red Devils’ first straight year of notching a sweep in its home-opener, and their third straight year of scoring a sweep in its first SLIAC series.
  • Notebook: EC Softball Has Talent Returning, Key Roles to Fill
    March 22, 2019
    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — A lengthy preseason extended by multiple rainouts ends today for the Eureka College softball team. The Red Devils are heading on the road to take on undefeated North Central (8-0) in a season-opening doubleheader at Shanower Family Field that will begin at 2 p.m.
  • Red Devils Drop Season-opening North Central Series
    March 22, 2019
    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — On the first day of its softball campaign, Eureka ran into a seasoned North Central squad. The result was a pair of wins for the Cardinals, who improved to 10-0.
  • Sunday’s Softball Doubleheader Postponed to April 7
    March 15, 2019
    EUREKA — The Eureka College softball team’s season-opening doubleheader against Rose-Hulman has been postponed due to inclement weather. The games, which were originally scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m., will now take place on Sunday, April 7 at 12 p.m. on Sweitzer Field.
  • EC Softball to Host Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser Feb. 20
    February 06, 2019
    EUREKA — The Eureka College softball team is inviting you to sign up and come out to Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and Convocation Center for a night of dodgeball.
  • SLIAC Coaches Pick Red Devils Sixth in Preseason Softball Poll
    January 24, 2019
    A preseason poll conducted by St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference softball coaches has selected Eureka College to finish sixth in the league in 2019, the SLIAC announced this week.
  • Eureka College to Dedicate Softball Facility for Legendary Coach Karen Sweitzer
    August 21, 2018
    EUREKA – Eureka College will dedicate its on-campus softball facility for former longtime head coach Karen Sweitzer at a Sept. 15 ceremony. Sweitzer is the winningest female head coach in Eureka College athletics history and has been a member of the Eureka College faculty in physical education, health and kinesiology since 1990.