Baseball

  • Red Devils Voted Fifth in SLIAC Baseball West Division
    January 31, 2018
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Eureka College baseball team has been voted to finish fifth in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West Division, according to an announcement from the league office. Webster was picked to win the West and Greenville was the preseason favorite in the SLIAC East Division.
  • Eureka College Athletics Featured in Tuesday Peoria Journal Star
    January 30, 2018
    PEORIA, Ill. – The Eureka College Department of Athletics was the focus of a major feature story in Tuesday’s edition of the Journal Star in Peoria.
  • MLB Pitcher Zach McAllister Visits Eureka Baseball Thursday
    January 25, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Cleveland Indians relief pitcher and Chillicothe, Ill. native Zach McAllister visited the campus of Eureka College Thursday afternoon to meet with Eureka head coach Jerry Rashid and address more than three dozen EC baseball student-athletes.
  • The Year of the Red Devil: Our Top 10 Stories From 2017
    December 31, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Twenty seventeen was the year of the Red Devil. The renaissance of Eureka College athletics continued in a big way with ground-breaking victories on and off the playing field. From outright conference titles and NCAA tournament appearances in women’s basketball and football to the unprecedented renovation of the College’s largest outdoor athletics facility, milestones and achievements came in bunches ‘Neath The Elms in 2017.
  • Eureka College Announces 2017 Athletics Hall of Fame Class
    September 15, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Five former student-athletes and the 1976-77 men’s basketball team have been selected for induction into the Eureka College Athletics Hall of Fame, according to an announcement from Director of Athletics Steve Thompson. Alex Hess, Katie Huizinga Ritchie, Mike Minehan, Wes Schmidgall and K.T. Zapushek Johnson will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of EC’s homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 8 a.m. at Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and Convocation Center.
  • Jerry Rashid Named Eureka College Baseball Head Coach
    July 21, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Jerry Rashid has been appointed head coach of the Eureka College baseball team. An icon throughout the central Illinois baseball community, Rashid has won more than 800 games in 39 seasons at the high school level and is a member of the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
  • Four Red Devils Named to SLIAC Spring All-Academic Team
    June 07, 2017
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Eureka College softball senior Bridget Bankes (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria) and baseball sophomores Kyle Cashdollar (Morton, Ill./Morton H.S.), Grant Mullin (Chicago, Ill./St. Rita) and Jeremy Sinople (Oak Lawn, Ill./St. Rita) have been named to the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Spring All-Academic Team, the league announced Wednesday
  • Ray Vogel Earns Spot on All-SLIAC Team
    May 12, 2017
    GREENVILLE, Ill. -- Eureka College junior outfielder Ray Vogel (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone H.S.) has been selected to the All-St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Third Team, league commissioner Angie Morenz announced Friday at the SLIAC Tournament in Greenville, Ill.
  • Eureka Ends 2017 Season in 10-3 Loss at Westminster
    May 07, 2017
    FULTON, Mo. – The Eureka College baseball team brought its 2017 season to a close Sunday, falling in a 10-3 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest at Westminster in Fulton, Mo.
  • Miller, Taylor Lift Red Devils to SLIAC Split at Westminster
    May 06, 2017
    FULTON, Mo. – Eureka College junior outfielder Isaiah Taylor (Princeton, Ill./Princeton H.S./Illinois Valley) hit a go-ahead grand slam in the fifth inning and sophomore right-hander Jake Miller (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S.) earned his second career nine-inning, complete-game victory, sending the Red Devils to a 6-4 victory in the nightcap of a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West Division doubleheader against Westminster, Saturday afternoon in Fulton, Mo. The Blue Jays won the opener, 10-2.
  • MacMurray Tops Red Devils on Senior Day
    May 03, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College senior right-hander Peter Litwiller (East Peoria, Ill./Peoria Christian H.S.) threw a complete game Wednesday in his final home appearance, but MacMurray won both games of a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader to spoil the Red Devils’ Senior Day at Henry Sand Field. The Highlanders came from behind to win game one, 3-2, and held off a late EC rally to win game two, 4-1.
  • Red Devils Fall Twice Thursday at Iowa Wesleyan
    April 27, 2017
    MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – The Eureka College baseball team played the final two games of a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West Division series with Iowa Wesleyan on Thursday, dropping both games of a doubleheader to the Tigers in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. The Red Devils fell in game one, 11-7, and came up short in game two, 13-7.
  • Eureka Blanked in West Division Series Finale at Webster, 6-0
    April 24, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College freshman outfielder Braxten Ary (Manito, Ill./Midwest Central H.S.) collected two hits and freshman right-hander Braden Mann (Metamora, Ill./Metamora H.S.) pitched into the eighth inning Monday against one of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s top lineups, but Webster beat the Red Devils 6-0 in the final game of a three-game league series in St. Louis, Mo.
  • Webster Stops Red Devils Sunday
    April 23, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Eureka College junior Ray Vogel (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone H.S.) hit his seventh home run of the season, but Webster won the first two contests of a three-game St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West Division series on Saturday, defeating the Red Devils 17-0 in game one and winning the nightcap, 13-2.
  • Iowa Wesleyan Claims SLIAC Slugfest From Eureka, 14-10
    April 19, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College baseball team scored 10 runs in a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game for the first time in more than two years, but visiting Iowa Wesleyan used three big innings to secure a 14-10 West Division victory over the Red Devils, Wednesday afternoon at Henry Sand Field.
  • Baseball Notebook: SLIAC West Division Opponents on Deck
    April 18, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Following a non-conference win on Monday that ended a seven-game skid, the Eureka College baseball team will play four contests against St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West Division opponents this week, beginning Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
  • Red Devils Roll Past Lincoln Christian, 9-3
    April 17, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College freshman right-hander Brady Sevier (Pekin, Ill./Pekin H.S.) pitched through the sixth inning and earned the victory in his first collegiate start and junior right fielder Ray Vogel (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone H.S.) went 3-for-4 to lead the Red Devils’ 10-hit outburst, lifting EC to a 9-3 non-conference win over Lincoln Christian, Monday afternoon at Henry Sand Field.
  • Red Devils Drop SLIAC Doubleheader to Greenville
    April 15, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College baseball team continued its longest homestand in more than a decade on Saturday, dropping both games of a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader to Greenville at Henry Sand Field.
  • Baseball Notebook: Knox, Greenville Set to Visit This Week
    April 11, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College baseball team will continue what is scheduled to be its longest homestand in more than a decade this week with three contests at Henry Sand Field. The Red Devils will host non-conference rival Knox Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. before Greenville visits Saturday for a 1 p.m. St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference twin bill.
  • Spalding Claims Two Wins From Eureka Saturday
    April 08, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Anchored by the top slugging offense in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Spalding won both games of a league doubleheader against Eureka College on Saturday at Henry Sand Field. The Golden Eagles overcame a sluggish start to win game one, 12-1, before earning a 20-2 victory over the Red Devils in the nightcap.
  • Principia Sweeps SLIAC Doubleheader From Eureka
    April 07, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College junior second baseman Evan Smith (Moline, Ill./Moline H.S./Sauk Valley) had two hits in game one and freshman right-hander Braden Mann (Metamora, Ill./Metamora H.S.) fired a quality start in game two, but Principia claimed 8-1 victories in both contests of Friday’s St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader at Henry Sand Field.
  • Notebook: Big Baseball Homestand Continues
    April 03, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – TThe Eureka College baseball team will four six St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contests this week, part of a season-long 14-game homestand. Weather permitting, the Red Devils will host doubleheaders against Principia at 2 p.m. on Friday and Spalding at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Baseball Doubleheader With Principia Rescheduled For April 7
    April 03, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College baseball team will host Principia in a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader on Friday, April 7 at 2 p.m. at Henry Sand Field.
  • Mullin’s Heroics Lift Red Devils Over Fontbonne in Extras, 6-5
    April 02, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College sophomore catcher Grant Mullin (Chicago, Ill./St. Rita) forced extra innings with his first collegiate home run in the ninth inning and followed with a bases-loaded, walk-off walk in the bottom of the 10th to vault the Red Devils to a 6-5 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over Fontbonne in the finale of a three-game West Division series, Sunday morning at Henry Sand Field.
  • Fontbonne Takes Two From Red Devils
    April 01, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. – Eureka College junior left-hander Isaiah Taylor (Princeton, Ill./Princeton H.S./Illinois Valley) earned his second consecutive quality start on the mound and junior designated hitter Ray Vogel (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone H.S.) smashed his fifth home run of the season, but Fontbonne won the first two games of a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West Division weekend series with a 3-0 win in game one and a 10-5 triumph in game two, Saturday afternoon at Henry Sand Field.
  • Red Devils Rained Out Thursday at Lincoln Christian
    March 29, 2017
    LINCOLN, Ill. -- The Eureka College baseball game scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Lincoln Christian has been postponed due to inclement weather. A makeup date has not yet been announced.
  • Knox Holds Off Red Devils, 2-1
    March 28, 2017
    GALESBURG, Ill. – Eureka College freshman right-hander Braden Mann (Metamora, Ill./Metamora H.S.) limited Knox to one earned run over 7.1 innings in his third career start, but a ninth-inning rally from the Red Devils wasn’t enough in a 2-1 non-conference defeat at Knox, Tuesday afternoon.
  • Notebook: West Division Series Awaits Eureka Baseball
    March 27, 2017
    EUREKA, Ill. -- A pair of in-state non-conference games and a three-game St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West Division series make the upcoming schedule for the Eureka College baseball team. The Red Devils will visit Knox Tuesday and Lincoln Christian Thursday before Fontbonne travels to Henry Sand Field this Saturday and Sunday.
  • Ray Vogel Collects SLIAC Hitter of the Week Award
    March 27, 2017
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Thanks to a three-game weekend stretch that included four home runs and a 1.833 slugging percentage, Eureka College junior first baseman Ray Vogel (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone H.S.) has been chosen St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week, according to an announcement from the league office, Monday afternoon.
  • Baseball Rally Falls Short at Division I Bradley, 9-7
    March 26, 2017
    PEORIA, Ill. – Eureka College junior first baseman Ray Vogel (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone H.S.) hit a pair of home runs, his second multi-homer game in three days, but the Red Devils’ late rally came up just short in a 9-7 defeat at NCAA Division I Bradley, Sunday afternoon in Peoria, Ill.
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