Baseball

  • Notebook: Tough Competition Ahead for EC This Week
    March 19, 2019
    EUREKA — The Eureka baseball team played its first in-state game on Sunday since embarking on a weeklong spring break trip that included games in Indiana, Tennessee and Kentucky. The result was a come-from-behind 8-7 victory over Elmhurst that snapped a five-game losing streak and moved the team to 3-5 on the season.
  • Red Devils Rally Back, Take Down Elmhurst, 8-7
    March 17, 2019
    JACKSONVILLE, Ill. – EC rallied late and held off Elmhurst in an 8-7 non-conference contest at Joe Brooks Field.
  • EC Baseball Falls to Centre, 11-1
    March 15, 2019
    DANVILLE, Ky. — Eureka College baseball’s out-of-state spring break trip came to a close with an 11-1 loss to Centre on a windy Friday evening at Montgomery Field.
  • Eureka Baseball Drops Series Finale at Sewanee
    March 14, 2019
    SEWANEE, Tenn. — The Eureka men’s baseball team racked up a season-high 11 runs in its series finale at Sewanee. But the Red Devils couldn’t stop the Tigers from stringing rallies together. Sewanee closed the three-game series with a 32-11 victory over EC at Montgomery Field Thursday afternoon.
  • Sewanee Takes First Two Against Eureka
    March 13, 2019
    SEWANEE, Tenn. — The Eureka baseball team fell victim to a walk-off victory and a lack of timely hitting against Sewanee on Wednesday afternoon at Montgomery Field.
  • Eureka Drops Road Trip Opener to Hanover, 10-3
    March 12, 2019
    HANOVER, Ind. –  In the first game of the Eureka College baseball team’s spring break road trip, Hanover used a six-run sixth inning to pull away and earn a 10-3 victory over the Red Devils.
  • Notebook: EC Baseball Heads South for Spring Break
    March 12, 2019
    EUREKA — With a pair of season-opening shutout victories under its belt, the Eureka College baseball team is off on a long-awaited trip for spring break.
  • EC Opens Season with Pair of 9-0 wins over Northland
    March 08, 2019
    JACKSONVILLE, Ill. – For the first time this century, the Eureka College baseball team has opened the season with a doubleheader sweep. The Red Devils took care of Northland College with a pair of 9-0 shutouts at Lenz Field Friday afternoon.
  • Notebook: Red Devils to Open Much-Anticipated Season in Jacksonville
    March 07, 2019
    JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — After a long winter, second-year Eureka College coach Jerry Rashid and the Red Devils are ready for spring to begin. EC will open its 2019 campaign Friday with a pair of non-conference contests against Northland at the neutral site of Lenz Field in Jacksonville, Ill. at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. 
  • Red Devils Voted Fourth in SLIAC West Division in Preseason Baseball Poll
    January 24, 2019
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Eureka College baseball has been voted to finish fourth in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West Division this spring, according to an announcement from the league office Thursday. That’s one spot higher than a year ago for second-year coach Jerry Rashid and the Red Devils.
  • Eureka College to Host Winter Baseball Camp Jan. 26
    December 23, 2018
    EUREKA – Second-year Eureka College baseball head coach Jerry Rashid will host the 2019 Eureka College Baseball Camp on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Reagan Athletic Complex. Three-hour sessions will be available for players in grades one through 12 and will focus on hitting, pitching and fielding. Cost is $50 per player with discounts available for families that register multiple players.
  • Sean Green Voted to All-SLIAC Third Team
    May 10, 2018
    GREENVILLE, Ill. – Eureka College junior center fielder Sean Green (Peoria, Ill./Limestone H.S./Robert Morris-Peoria) has been named to the All-St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Third Team, Interim SLIAC Commissioner Brian Lovellette announced Thursday night at the league tournament in Greenville, Ill. Green led the Red Devils in nine offensive categories and ranked third in the league with a .488 on-base percentage in 21 conference appearances.
  • Eureka Splits With MacMurray, Finishes SLIAC Slate
    May 02, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. – Sean Green (Peoria, Ill./Limestone H.S./Robert Morris-Peoria) scored three runs and fell a double short of the cycle and Gregory Cluskey (East Peoria, Ill./Metamora H.S.) pitched into the ninth inning to secure his third win of the season in the Eureka College baseball team’s 7-6 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over MacMurray, Wednesday afternoon. The visitors won game one, 10-2, to split the league twin bill.
  • Red Devils Come Up Empty Wednesday at Spalding
    April 25, 2018
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sean Green (Peoria, Ill./Limestone H.S./Robert Morris-Peoria) and Kyle Finke (Argenta, Ill./Argenta-Oreana H.S.) hit their first home runs in a Eureka uniform in game one and Joe Quinn (Coal City, Ill./Coal City H.S./Illinois Valley) drilled a go-ahead two-run double in the nightcap, but host Spalding held off a late EC rally to win the opener 9-8 and later used a rally of its own to best the Red Devils in game two, 7-4, to sweep a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader at Derby City Field on Wednesday in Louisville, Ky.
  • Eureka Completes Season Series Sweep of Iowa Wesleyan, 14-5
    April 23, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. – Ray Vogel (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone H.S.) doubled twice as part of a four-hit effort and Mason Diederich (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S.) didn’t allow an earned run in 6.1 innings of relief in the Eureka College baseball team’s 14-5 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win over Iowa Wesleyan at Henry Sand Field, Monday afternoon. The victory gave the Red Devils a three-game series sweep of the Tigers, Eureka’s first SLIAC sweep since April 2013.
  • Westminster Sweeps Eureka Sunday, Secures Series Win
    April 22, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. – Westminster used a six-run third inning to break open a 7-0 win in game one and also secured a big lead early in the nightcap before holding on for a 6-4 victory and a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West Division doubleheader sweep of the Eureka College baseball team, Sunday afternoon at Henry Sand Field. The victories allowed the Blue Jays to take two out of three contests in the weekend series.
  • Red Devils Overcome Westminster in Series Opener, 4-3
    April 21, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. – Gregory Cluskey (East Peoria, Ill./Metamora H.S.) earned his second complete-game victory in a nine-day stretch in the Eureka College baseball team’s 4-3 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West Division win over Westminster, Saturday afternoon at Henry Sand Field.
  • Eureka Wins Sixth in a Row in Midweek Split at Blackburn
    April 18, 2018
    CARLINVILLE, Ill. – Kody Silverthorn (Eureka, Ill./Eureka H.S./Parkland) threw a complete game for his second consecutive victory and Braxten Ary (Manito, Ill./Midwest Central H.S.) provided the go-ahead RBI to send the Eureka College baseball to its sixth consecutive win in a 6-4 victory over Blackburn in the opener of Wednesday’s St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader opener. The Beavers ended the Red Devils’ streak with a 9-2 triumph to in game two to save a twin bill split.
  • Notebook: Eureka Looks to Extend Win Streak Against SLIAC Foes
    April 17, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. -- The Eureka College baseball team will turn its attention to the bulk of the second half of the 2018 season with five St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference games this week.
  • Isaiah Taylor Named SLIAC Pitcher of the Week
    April 16, 2018
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Eureka College senior left-hander Isaiah Taylor (Princeton, Ill./Princeton H.S./Illinois Valley) has been named St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference/Diamond Sports Pitcher of the Week, according to a Monday afternoon announcement from the league office. Taylor struck out a career-high 17 hitters in a 9.0-inning complete-game victory at Iowa Wesleyan on Friday night.
  • Eureka Sweeps Iowa Wesleyan, Runs Win Streak to Five
    April 13, 2018
    MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – The Eureka College baseball team ran its win streak to five games for the first time in nearly eight years and secured its first St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference series victory since April 2015 with a West Division doubleheader sweep of Iowa Wesleyan, Friday night in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Eureka rolled to a 12-4 win in the opener and also won game two 6-2 behind 17 strikeouts from left-hander Isaiah Taylor (Princeton, Ill./Princeton H.S./Illinois Valley).
  • Red Devils Notch Midweek Sweep at Edgewood
    April 11, 2018
    VERONA, Wis. – Kyle Cashdollar (Morton, Ill./Morton H.S.) fired a four-hitter in game two of Wednesday’s doubleheader at Edgewood for the Eureka College baseball team’s first complete-game shutout in more than four years and Evan Smith (Moline, Ill./Moline H.S./Sauk Valley) hit a two-run single to set the tone in the opener as the Red Devils swept the non-conference twin bill from the Eagles at Stampfl Field in Verona, Wis. Eureka won the opener in eight innings, 6-5, and blanked the Eagles in the nightcap, 5-0.
  • Notebook: Red Devils Dig in For Seven-Game Road Trip
    April 11, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Following a season-long six-game homestand in which the Red Devils won games against three different opponents, the Eureka College baseball team will hit the road again for what is scheduled to be a season-long seven-game road. The upcoming stretch includes road games in three different states over eight days.
  • Red Devils Upend #25 Webster in Sunday Finale
    April 08, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Joe Quinn (Coal City, Ill./Coal City H.S./Illinois Valley) gave up one run on three hits in a complete-game effort and Grant Mullin (Chicago, Ill./St. Rita) drilled the go-ahead solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Eureka College baseball team to a 2-1 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West Division triumph over 25th-ranked Webster, Sunday afternoon at Henry Sand Field. The Gorloks earned a 7-6 win earlier Sunday in the resumption of the middle game of the weekend series.
  • Webster Downs Eureka in Opener, 7-1; Nightcap Halted by Darkness
    April 07, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Jake Carter (Carlinville, Ill./Carlinville H.S.) slugged his first collegiate home run in the fourth inning of Saturday's St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West Division series opener against 25th-ranked Webster, but the Gorloks struck early to secure a 7-1 win league over the Eureka baseball team. Saturday's nightcap was suspended by darkness with the Gorloks in front 6-5 after seven innings and will be resumed at noon Sunday prior to the regularly scheduled 9-inning game.
  • Red Devils Pummel Lincoln Christian, 12-2
    April 05, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. – Kody Silverthorn (Eureka, Ill./Eureka H.S./Parkland) struck out a career-high 12 batters on the way to his first victory of 2018 and the offense recorded season highs with 12 runs and 15 hits in the Eureka College baseball team’s 12-2 non-conference rout of NAIA Lincoln Christian, Thursday afternoon at Henry Sand Field.
  • Eureka Scores First SLIAC Win in Monday Split With Principia
    April 02, 2018
    CHILLICOTHE, Ill. – David Throw (Cary, Ill./Cary-Grove H.S.) struck out eight over 6.1 innings to earn his second collegiate win, Mason Diederich (Washington, Ill./Washington H.S.) recorded the final two outs for his third career save and Sean Green (Peoria, Ill./Limestone H.S./Robert Morris-Peoria) delivered the go-ahead RBI double in the fifth inning to send the Eureka College baseball team to a 5-3 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win over Principia in the opener of a league doubleheader in Chillicothe, Ill. The Panthers broke a scoreless tie in the eighth inning of the nightcap en route to a 1-0 win.
  • Fontbonne Bests Eureka in West Division Series Finale, 6-1
    March 31, 2018
    O'FALLON, Mo. -- Braxten Ary (Manito, Ill./Midwest Central H.S.) went 2-for-4 with his ninth career double and Gregory Cluskey (East Peoria, Ill./Metamora H.S.) struck out five over 7.0 innings in his second career start, but Fontbonne scored three times in the fourth inning to break a tied score and added later insurance in the eighth to secure a 6-1 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over the Eureka College baseball team, Saturday afternoon at CarShield Field in O'Fallon, Mo.
  • Big Fontbonne Innings Sink Red Devils Friday
    March 30, 2018
    O’FALLON, Mo. – The Eureka College baseball team held a lead late in game one and forced a tie midway through game two, but host Fontbonne produced big innings in both ends of Friday’s St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West Division doubleheader to sweep the twin bill from the Red Devils at CarShield Field in O’Fallon, Mo. The Griffins rallied to win the opener, 13-2, and also claimed the nightcap, 16-4.
  • Notebook: Red Devils Go to Fontbonne For SLIAC Game of the Week
    March 28, 2018
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Following a six-day stretch that included its St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener and nearly a half-dozen games postponed due to a weekend snowstorm and subsequent rainfall, the Eureka College baseball team will turn its attention to a three-game weekend SLIAC series at West Division rival Fontbonne. The West Division series has been tabbed “SLIAC Game of the Week”.
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