The Eastern Kentucky University softball team defeated Queens 9-0 and Central Arkansas 9-3 to advance in the 2024 Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament at Choccolocco Park. EKU (42-9, 21-3 ASUN) will now face North Florida, with the winner progressing to play Florida Gulf Coast in the championship game.

By the Numbers
  • ASUN Pitcher and Freshman of the Year Maddi Rutan moved to 25-4 on the season with two wins.
  • Colonels had 23 hits and 18 runs on the day, Jeanay Riley going 6-for-6 with three doubles and one triple.
State of Play
  • Maddi Rutan ties the single-season program record for wins at 25.
  • EKU advances to face North Florida, with the winner moving on to the championship game against Florida Gulf Coast.
What's Next

Eastern Kentucky University will play North Florida next, aiming to advance to the ASUN Championship game against Florida Gulf Coast, needing to win two games to clinch the tournament trophy.

Bottom Line

The Eastern Kentucky University softball team secures crucial wins to advance in the ASUN Tournament, led by standout performances from Maddi Rutan and Jeanay Riley, setting the stage for a challenging matchup against North Florida with a shot at the championship on the line.