EUREKA – Eureka's Erin Smith (Dunlap, Ill./Dunlap) and Adrianna Zeman (La Salle, Ill./La Salle-Peru) have swept the final St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference weekly softball honors of the spring.
ST LOUIS. Mo. — After earning the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title for the first time in program history last year, the Eureka softball team has been voted lead the field again in 2020.
EUREKA – The Eureka College Department of Athletics will host a 2019 recruit day for prospective student-athletes on Saturday, Nov. 9 in conjunction with Eureka College Family Day and the Red Devils’ home football game versus Concordia Wisconsin. The event, open to both high school students and college transfer students, will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. in the Reagan Athletic Complex.
EUREKA — On Friday at 3:30 p.m., Eureka (27-6) will take on Wisconsin-Whitewater (26-12) in the Red Devils’ second NCAA Tournament appearance in program history and first since 2002. It’s the crown jewel in a treasure trove of accomplishments for this group this season.
EUREKA — One day after capturing its first St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament title, the Eureka softball team reconvened to learn who and where the Red Devils would be playing next. EC (27-6) will open the 2019 NCAA Division III Softball Championship against Wisconsin-Whitewater (26-12) on Friday at Van Steenderen Softball Complex.
FULTON, Mo. – The Eureka softball team had two chances to win the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament on Sunday, but the squad only needed one. The Red Devils racked up 14 hits, crushed three home runs and overpowered Spalding 11-3 in six innings to claim their first SLIAC Tournament title and second NCAA Tournament berth in program history.
FULTON, Mo. – The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament is winding down, and the Eureka softball team is right where it wants to be. With a Morgan Ledbetter (Hanna City, Ill./Elmwood) three-run bomb, an Erin Smith (Dunlap, Ill./Dunlap) gem and steady production from the bottom of the order, the Red Devils dispatched Greenville 9-0 in five innings on Saturday afternoon at Blue Jay Field.
FULTON, Mo. – On Saturday, Eureka College junior Sydney Shubert (Canton, Ill./Canton) became the first Red Devil to be named the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Year. After capturing its first SLIAC title in program history last weekend, Eureka received its heaviest haul of All-SLIAC honors and awards in its 13-year membership in the league, starting at the top.
With a 2-1 victory over Spalding, the Red Devils clinched a spot in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament. Then, with a 7-3 win in Game 2, they seized the SLIAC conference crown for the first time in Eureka’s 13-year membership.
ELSAH, Ill. – The Eureka softball team entered Friday night knowing it couldn't slip up. To keep pace in the SLIAC playoff race, the Red Devils had to take both games, and they did exactly that, rolling to a 14-4, 19-2 sweep over Principia on the road.
Morgan Ledbetter is not the only one in EC’s lineup knocking long balls and putting up big numbers at the plate this season. The Red Devils, you see, are mashing, often with power and always with purpose. And they’re having a lot of fun doing it.
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.
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.