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Softball splits series with Eastern Michigan

Rebecca Rupard
The Northern Illinois University softball team suffered a 4-3 setback to Eastern Michigan in eight innings Sunday at Varsity Field. Playing in its third straight extra inning game, Eastern Michigan (10-30, 1-11) entered the bottom of the seventh trailing the Huskies, 3-2. With two outs and runners at the corners, the Eagles scored on RBI groundout…

Softball rallies for extra inning victory

Nicole Gremillion
The Northern Illinois University softball team rallied to defeat Eastern Michigan, 8-6, in 11 innings Saturday at Varsity Field. Trailing 4-2 in the top of the seventh with two on and two outs, NIU’s (19-21, 7-6) Emily Naegele (Oak Forest, Ill./Oak Forest) singled to left field to drive in pinch runner Erika Oswald (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South)…

Softball splits pair with Central Michigan

Jessica Sturm
The Northern Illinois University softball team split its doubleheader with defending Mid-American Conference champion Central Michigan at Margo Jonker Stadium Friday. NIU (18-21, 6-6) took game one from Central Michigan (27-14, 6-4), 4-1, before falling 5-0 in the second contest. The Huskies took an early 1-0 lead on a one-out home run to centerfield by pitcher Jessica…

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