2019 Eureka Softball News

  • Peoria Chiefs to Honor EC Softball Aug. 23
    August 12, 2019
    On Friday, Aug. 23, the Chiefs will recognize the 2019 Red Devils for capturing their first-ever St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference softball league and Tournament titles last spring.
  • Sydney Shubert, Morgan Ledbetter Receive First Team All-America Honors
    June 18, 2019
    EUREKA —This spring, Sydney Shubert and Morgan Ledbetter helped push Eureka College softball to program history. Now, they’re First Team All-Americans.
  • Sydney Shubert, Morgan Ledbetter Earn NCAA Stat Titles
    June 11, 2019
    EUREKA — Add national batting champion to the list of accolades and accomplishments Sydney Shubert attained in her first season as a Red Devil.
  • Red Devils' Historic Run Ends Against Coe in NCAA Tournament Regionals
    May 11, 2019
    WHITEWATER, Wis. – The Red Devils fell short to Coe in a 7-3 Regional elimination game on a cool Wisconsin afternoon at van Steenderen Softball Complex, completing a historic 27-8 campaign.
  • EC Softball Drops NCAA Tourney Opener to Wisconsin-Whitewater
    May 10, 2019
    WHITEWATER, Wis. – The Eureka softball team’s nine-game winning streak came to a halt in the NCAA Tournament Regional Round on Friday.
  • During Historic Run, Hum Devils Rise to Top of EC Record Book
    May 09, 2019
    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.
  • Red Devils to Open NCAA Tournament at Wisconsin-Whitewater
    May 06, 2019
    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.
  • Humming to History: Red Devils Overwhelm Spalding, Seize Second NCAA Tournament Berth
    May 05, 2019
    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.
  • Sydney Shubert Named SLIAC Player of the Year as Red Devils Rack Up All-SLIAC Honors
    May 04, 2019
    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.
  • Red Devils Shut Down Greenville, Advance to SLIAC Championship Day
    May 04, 2019
    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.
  • Records Fall as Eureka Rallies Past Spalding in SLIAC Tourney Opener
    May 03, 2019
    FULTON, Mo. – Trailing 3-1 with opportunities to put runs on the board dwindling, the Eureka softball team pieced together the rally that kept their historic run going.
  • With All Eyes on Them, Red Devils Eager to Prove Their Seed
    May 02, 2019
    On Friday at 3 p.m., top-seeded Eureka (24-6) will open the three-day, double-elimination SLIAC Softball Tournament against fourth-seeded Spalding (26-13) at Westminster College’s Blue Jay Field.
  • SLIAC Tourney Opener Pushed Back to Friday Afternoon
    May 01, 2019
    Due to impending weather, the 2019 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Softball Tournament has been pushed back a day.
  • Red Devils Sweep Spalding, Snag First SLIAC Title in Program History
    April 28, 2019
    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.
  • The Red Devils are Mashing
    April 26, 2019
    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 Sweeps Principia, Eyes SLIAC Tourney Berth
    April 26, 2019
    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 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.
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