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 End Season with Double Header Win

Kara Terry celebrates as Taylor Craig scores.
Kara Terry celebrates as Taylor Craig comes home.

The Eutectics went out with a bang on their home turf on Sunday, April 27, coming from behind to win both games of a double header against Robert Morris University-Springfield. Earlier in the season, the Eutectics split a double header against the Eagles in Springfield, so the double win at home to cap off the season was especially sweet.

In game one, the Eutectics went up 2-0 in the fourth, when first-year Taylor Craig hit a two-run single. The Eagles responded, scoring one in the sixth and two more in the seventh to put them ahead with one last Eutectic bat. After tying it up in the bottom of the seventh, first-year Bailey Johnson hit an RBI-single, plating first-year Kara Terry to secure the win. Third-year Kelsey Toler went 2-4 for the Eutectics, and first-year pitcher Katelyn Huhn earned the 4-3 win.

In game two, the Eagles came out with gusto, scoring in every inning except the third, racking up seven runs by the fifth inning. The Euts finally got on the board with one run in the sixth, but were down 1-7 in the bottom of the seventh. It was during this last chance that the Eutectic bats got hot, driving in five runs. With the Euts trailing by two, second-year Jaime Everett came to the plate and doubled, scoring Bailey and Craig to win the game 8-7. Everett went 1-2, Bailey was 2-3 with one RBI, and Huhn was 3-4 while taking home another win as pitcher for the Euts.

2014 Softball Team at the Athletic Picnic.
2014 Softball team players pose at the
Spring Sports Awards Picnic.

The Eutectics finished the season 9-17. The 2014 softball team was honored with varsity awards on May 10 at the Spring Sports Awards Picnic on campus along with the men’s tennis and men’s and women’s track and field teams. Huhn received the “Pitcher of the Year” award, Toler earned the “Offensive Player of the Year” award, first-year Tayler Evans took home the “Defensive Player of the Year” award, and fifth-year Kelsey Mileur, in her final year of eligibility, received the “Coaches’” award.      

Euts Fall to Bulldogs

Euts Go 2-4 Before Rain Sets In 

Euts Win Double Header with Harris Stowe; Split with Stephens 

Eutectics Fall to Hannibal LaGrange 

Euts Lose Two in Springfield 

Euts Close Out Inaugural Season

Eutectics Lose Opening Games to Principia 

STLCOP Athletic Department Adds Softball Team to Intercollegiate Program

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