Mid-American Conference

Softball falls to Central Michigan in title game

Amanda Sheppard
The Northern Illinois University softball team fell Saturday to No. 3 seed Central Michigan in the championship game of the 2013 Mid-American Conference Softball Tournament at Firestone Stadium. A walk-off two-run homer by Central Michigan’s Trista Cox in the bottom of the 11th inning broke a 2-2 tie and ended the NIU’s tournament run. The Huskies, who…

NIU heptathlon record falls at championships

Jamie Burr
NIU’s Natalie Tarter broke the school record in the heptathlon, Sidra Sherrill matched her career best in the shot put and two Huskies advanced to Saturday’s finals, highlighting Northern Illinois’ day at the Mid-American Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships Friday. Northern Illinois finished the day with two points as Tarter (Batavia, Ill./Batavia HS) took eighth…

Softball takes down top-seeded Ball State

Emily Norton
The Northern Illinois University softball team continued its run at Mid-American Conference title when it posted a 3-1 victory over top-seeded Ball State in the Game 7 of the 2013 MAC Softball Tournament at Firestone Stadium Thursday. The Huskies had some clutch hits and capitalized on the Ball State defense to win and advance. “It’s been our…

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