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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 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 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
    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
    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.
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    May 06, 2016
    Griffins send Red Devils home in SLIAC Tournament The Eureka College softball team fell 2-1 to Fontbonne University in day two of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament, Friday afternoon at Principia College.
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    May 05, 2016
    Five Red Devils land on SLIAC All-Conference, Neff Coach of the Year Five Eureka College softball players have been selected to the All-St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Team, according to an announcement from SLIAC Commissioner Angie Morenz
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    May 05, 2016
    Westminster takes down Eureka in day one of SLIAC Tournament The Eureka College softball team fell 2-1 to Westminster College in day one of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament, Thursday night at Principia College.
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    April 29, 2016
    EC softball clinches spot in SLIAC Tournament with win over Webster The Eureka College softball team clinched a spot in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament with a double header split against the Webster Gorloks, Friday afternoon in Eureka. The Red Devils' post-season berth is its first since 2013.
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    April 25, 2016
    Red Devils pick up 30th win of the season in sweep of Blackburn The Eureka College softball team improved to 30-6 overall and 12-4 in conference action with a pair of St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victories over the Blackburn Beavers, Monday afternoon in Carlinville, Ill
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    April 23, 2016
    Fontbonne sweeps Eureka in conference softball action The Eureka College softball team dropped a pair of St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contests to co-leader Fontbonne University, Saturday afternoon in St. Louis, Mo. The Red Devils dropped game one, 4-1, and later fell in the nightcap, 6-5.
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    April 21, 2016
    EC softball falls in opener, bounces back to split with Iowa Wesleyan The Eureka College softball team bounced back from a tough extra innings St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference loss to split a pair with the Iowa Wesleyan Tigers, Thursday afternoon in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
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    April 17, 2016
    Tapper leads Senior Day sweep over Prairie State Senior Savanna Tapper (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria) finished her Senior Day 5-for-7 at the plate with a pair of home runs, five runs scored, and four runs driven in, lifting the Eureka College softball team to a doubleheader sweep over the Prairie State College Pioneers, Sunday afternoon in Eureka.
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    April 16, 2016
    Red Devils split on the road with Panthers The Eureka College softball team dropped their first contest in the month of April, falling 2-1 in game one of a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader against Greenville, but rebounded to win game two, 2-1. The loss snaps a remarkable 16-game winning streak.
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    April 13, 2016
    Winning streak continues as Red Devils drop Eagles Junior Bridget Bankes (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria [Heartland]) blasted a two-run shot in the seventh to give the Eureka College softball team the tying and go-ahead run in a 4-1 non-conference victory over Robert Morris-Springfield
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    April 12, 2016
    Red Devils thump Panthers, extend winning streak to fourteen games Junior Lexi Litwiller (Eureka, Ill./Eureka [Lincoln Col.]) clobbered a pair of home runs en route to a 4-for-4 effort, tallying six runs batted in and three runs scored in game one of an 18-4 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over Principia
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    April 09, 2016
    Offense continues to shine as Eureka sweeps Spalding Junior Lexi Litwiller (Eureka, Ill./Eureka [Lincoln College]) collected three hits, including a two-run home run, lifting the Red Devils to an 8-7 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game one victory over Spalding
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    April 06, 2016
    Dura earns Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Player of Week honors Eureka's Kerrigan Dura and Illinois Wesleyan's Mackenzie Marquis have been selected as the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively.
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    April 04, 2016
    Dura collects SLIAC Hitter of the Week For the second time this season, Eureka College freshman softball player Kerrigan Dura (Brimfield, Ill./Brimfield) has been named the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week.
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    April 03, 2016
    Dura drives Eureka to sweep of Westminster Eureka College freshman Kerrigan Dura (Brimfield, Ill./Brimfield) amassed fourteen runs batted in Sunday to break Eureka's single-season record, driving the Red Devils to a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference sweep of Westminster.
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    March 31, 2016
    Red Devils sweep Highlanders in conference opener Eureka College senior Savanna Tapper (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria) smacked three home runs and drove in six Thursday
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    March 29, 2016
    Red Devils move to 14-2 with sweep of Mount Mary Sophomore Kali George (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria) scattered three hits, struck out seven and issued no runs, pitching the Eureka College softball team to a 5-0 non-conference victory in the opener against the Mount Mary Blue Angels
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    March 28, 2016
    George's solid week in the circle leads to SLIAC honor Eureka College sophomore softball player Kali George (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria) has been named the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week
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    March 28, 2016
    EC softball takes a pair from Knox Junior Lexi Litwiller (Eureka, Ill./Eureka [Lincoln College]) pounded out three hits, drove in five runs and scored three times, pacing the Eureka College softball team to an 18-5 non-conference thrashing of Knox College
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    March 23, 2016
    Red Devils take down Regents in non-conference softball sweep Eureka College softball sophomore Kali George (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria) fired a one-hitter and freshman Kerrigan Dura (Brimfield, Ill./Brimfield) smashed a 2-run home run to lift the Red Devils to a 4-1 win in game one of Wednesday's non-conference doubleheader versus Rockford,
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    March 21, 2016
    Dura tabbed SLIAC Hitter of the Week Eureka College freshman softball player Kerrigan Dura (Brimfield, Ill./Brimfield) has been named the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week
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    March 20, 2016
    Eureka softball splits a pair with Alverno The Eureka College softball team kicked off the home slate of the 2016 campaign with a non-conference double header split against the Alverno Inferno
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    March 16, 2016
    Eureka caps successful Spring Trip with sweep Freshman Kerrigan Dura (Brimfield, Ill./Brimfield) knocked in five runs on two hits, guiding the Red Devils to an 8-3 victory over Morrisville State (N.Y.), before turning around and earning a 3-2 win in 11 innings over Wisconsin-Stout
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    March 15, 2016
    EC softball splits a pair in FastPitch Dreams Classic The Eureka College softball team split a pair of non-conference decisions at the Fastpitch Dreams Spring Classic, Tuesday in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
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    March 14, 2016
    EC Softball continues to roll, picks up two more victories Monday The Eureka College softball team combined to score 22 runs on 25 hits Monday, igniting the Red Devils to a 4-3 victory over the Principia Panthers and followed up with an 18-7 triumph over Keystone in day two of the Fastpitch Dreams Spring Classic in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
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    March 13, 2016
    Potent offense lifts Eureka to Opening Day wins Eureka College softball player Savanna Tapper (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria) began her senior campaign with a 3-for-3 effort in game one, including a leadoff triple in the Red Devils' first at-bat of the season, earning Eureka an 11-0 season-opening victory over Sarah Lawrence
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    March 09, 2016
    Senior Spotlight: Savanna Tapper Eureka College sports information director Alex Hess caught up with senior Savanna Tapper of the softball team for the twelfth release of the 2015-16 weekly Senior Spotlight series that will have new seniors interviewed on selected Wednesdays
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    January 27, 2016
    Eureka slated eighth in SLIAC preseason softball poll The Eureka College softball team has been selected to finish eighth in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 2016, according to a poll released Wednesday conducted by league head coaches.
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