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The Eastern Michigan University softball team faced the Butler University Bulldogs in the team’s season opener Friday. Showing signs of a promising season with good pitching and speed from the defense, the Eagles made quick work of the Bulldogs by a score of 6-1.
The Eastern Michigan University softball team lost a tough 6-5 game to the Kennesaw State University Owls Sunday afternoon at Kennesaw State in a rematch of Saturday afternoon’s contest, when the Eagles lost 7-0.
The Eastern Michigan University softball team took on the University of Wisconsin Badgers in the first game of Friday’s doubleheader.
The Eastern Michigan University softball team is currently 8-12 and was on the road over the weekend to take part in the Louisville Tournament.
Jenna Ignowski is a senior pitcher on the Eastern Michigan University softball team. The Niles, Mich., native has been playing since she was eight years old.
Senior shortstop and leadoff hitter Katy Blaharski can also be described as the workhorse for the Eastern Michigan University softball team.
The Eastern Michigan University softball team opened the home portion of its season on Wednesday with an afternoon doubleheader against the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies. The Eagles scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth and three more in the bottom of the sixth to defeat the Golden Grizzlies by a score of 6-5.
The Eastern Michigan University softball team lost Friday to the Kent State University Golden Flashes, 4-3, in game one of an afternoon doubleheader.
Eastern Michigan University senior Courtney Nicholson is the everyday right fielder for the softball team. She comes to EMU from Canton, Ohio, (home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame) and goes by the nickname “Cordell.”
Eastern Michigan University senior third baseman Nellie Coquillard (pronounced Coke-will-ard) is another versatile player on the EMU softball team. She hails from Niles, Mich., which is about 100 miles east of Chicago and is the hometown of senior pitcher Jenna Ignowski.
The Eastern Michigan University softball team snapped a 13-game losing streak Tuesday afternoon with a 5-3 win over the Youngstown State University Penguins at Varsity Field in game one of an afternoon doubleheader.
After giving up 12 unanswered runs over the final four innings, the Eastern Michigan University softball team earned a split with the Youngstown State University Penguins with a 13-3 loss in game two of Tuesday’s doubleheader at Varsity Field.
Sophomore outfielder Jenn Lucas’ walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning propelled the Eastern Michigan University softball team to a 14-13 victory over its Mid-American Conference foe University of Toledo Rockets, in game two of an afternoon doubleheader on Friday at Varsity Field.
The Eastern Michigan University softball team had little rest following Friday’s doubleheader against the University of Toledo, when it lost 4-0 to the Bowling Green State University Falcons Saturday afternoon at Varsity Field.
Coming off a series sweep against the Bowling Green State University Falcons, the Eastern Michigan University softball team sets its sights on a Friday doubleheader against the Miami University of Ohio RedHawks and games against the Ball State University Cardinals on Saturday and Sunday.
“We have to go out and keep playing,” EMU coach Karen Baird said.
Lauren Wells is a pitcher on the Eastern Michigan University softball team who comes from Lowell, Ind., which is about an hour southeast of Chicago.
Amanda Stanton is the starting second baseman for the Eastern Michigan University softball team and was also named Mid-American Conference West division Player of the Week last week following a stellar week, in which she hit 7-for-14 with three home runs (including a grand slam), and raised her batting average from .301 to .325.
Outgoing senior catcher Courtney Loe has been a mainstay on the Eastern Michigan University softball team since transferring to EMU from West Liberty University, in West Liberty, WV, following the 2011 season.
The 2013 season was a disappointing one for the Eastern Michigan University softball team, as it finished the year with a 17-33-1 (7-14 Mid-American Conference) record. The team closed out the spring with a 2-0 loss to the Akron University Zips on May 5.
On Dec. 5, Eastern Echo Sports Editor Eugene Evans and Managing Editor Al Willman will host a panel discussion on the state of Eastern Michigan University football and other athletic programs.