Softball travels Wednesday to UIC

Huskies head to the Windy City for midweek test

Nicole Gremillion

Nicole Gremillion

The Northern Illinois University softball team travels to Chicago to face UIC at Flames Field Wednesday. First pitch is set for 5 p.m.

Fans can follow all the action live via Gametracker at NIUHuskies.com.

The Huskies (18-23, 6-6 MAC) enter play fresh off a weekend sweep of Kent State.

Nicole Gremillion, who moved down from the leadoff spot to the nine hole against the Golden Flashes, hit particularly well in the two-game series. Gremillion went 4-for-6, with three runs, a triple, a home run, and three RBIs Sunday against Kent State. On the week, she batted .467, going 7-of-15 from the plate.

UIC (18-22, 5-6 Horizon) comes into Wednesday’s contest losers of seven of their last 10 after splitting a doubleheader Saturday.

After losing Game One, Melinda Macias helped lead the Flames to a 10-2 victory after going 5-for-5, scoring three runs, and hitting her first home run of the season.

The Huskies own a 32-29 record over the Flames all-time, with the two teams splitting the last two meetings. UIC took last year’s meeting, 7-0, while the Huskies won the 2010 contest, 12-8. This is NIU’s first trip to Flames Field since the 2009 season.

Wednesday’s game with UIC is the first of a five game road trip for the Huskies.

NIU resumes Mid-American Conference play when Northern Illinois heads to Ohio for a doubleheader with the Bobcats Friday. The Huskies conclude their trip at Akron for a weekend series with the Zips.

For more information on NIU softball and Huskie athletics, visit www.niuhuskies.com.

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