Head coach Katie Payne leads the inaugural 2013 softball team.

Head coach Katie Payne leads the inaugural 2013 softball team. Practices begin when classes resume in January. The game schedule includes both local and regional opponents with two to three games per week. The season concludes in late April.

Euts Go 2-4 Before Rain Sets In

Bailey Johnson pitches.
Bailey Johnson had five RBIs
and two wins for the Euts.

After suffering two close losses at Hannibal LaGrange University, the Euts split double headers with Robert Morris University-Springfield and MacMurray College last week.

Early in the season (Mar. 11), the Euts hosted the Hannibal LaGrange Trojans, losing 3-8 and 2-18. The Euts returned a double header at Hannibal LaGrange on Tuesday, April 8, playing much tighter games, but still ending up on the wrong end of the score. The first game was scoreless until the Trojans scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth. The Eutectic offense never responded and the Trojans claimed a 2-0 victory despite first-year pitcher Katelyn Huhn’s best efforts. In game two, the Euts were the first on the board when Huhn and second-year Alyssa Hitpas scored on an RBI triple by first-year Kara Terry. Down 2-0, the Trojans responded with one run in the bottom of the first, then went up for good in the second, scoring two runs. The 2-3 score would remain the final with Eutectic first-year pitcher Bailey Johnson taking the loss.

On Friday, April 11, the Eutectics played a rescheduled double header at Robert Morris University-Springfield. Despite six hits, including doubles by third-year Kelsey Toler and Huhn and five strikeouts by Huhn on the mound, the game remained scoreless until the bottom of the seventh, when Robert Morris scored one run to win the game. In the second game, Robert Morris out-hit the Euts nine to five, but stranded six runners on base. The Eutectics were ahead by six in the bottom of the seventh, when Robert Morris made a last minute effort. Four hits by the Eagles brought in four runs, but it was not enough. The Euts claimed an 8-6 victory. Terry scored three times, with two hits and an RBI, while Johnson earned the win for the Euts along with three RBIs from a bases-loaded double in the fourth. 

On a cold and rainy Sunday, April 13, the Euts hosted MacMurray College, splitting the double header. In the first game, Toler, Terry, first-year Taylor Craig and second-year Jaime Everett crossed the plate to score four runs in the first inning. Unfortunately for the Euts, they were unable to score again. The Highlanders took the lead in the fifth and won the game 5-4. Huhn took the loss for the Euts. In game two, the rain pounded down, but Bailey pitched seven strong innings to earn a shut out win, allowing only two hits by the Highlanders on the sloppy infield. The Eutectics scored Craig in the fifth on an RBI single by first-year Taylor Evans and, after doubling in the sixth, Toler came home on a single by Johnson. The Eutectics won 2-0.

Katelyn Huhn at the plate.
Katelyn Huhn in the batter's box.

The next two double headers were canceled due to rain. The Eutectics are now 5-15 for the season with only four home double headers left on the schedule. Next up, the Euts host Benedictine University-Springfield on Saturday, April 19, at the Forest Park Community College fields at 12 and 2 p.m.   

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Euts Lose Two in Springfield 

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Eutectics Lose Opening Games to Principia 

STLCOP Athletic Department Adds Softball Team to Intercollegiate Program

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