Softball drops doubleheader to Loyola

Rebecca Rupard
The NIU softball team lost its doubleheader with Loyola in non-conference action Wednesday at Loyola Softball Park. NIU (19-24) suffered a 4-3 setback to the Ramblers (19-27) in the first game, while dropping the second game, 10-9, in 10 innings after giving up a five-run lead in the bottom of the seventh. “We have to figure out…

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)…

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