Softball falls to in-state rival SIU

Nicole Gremillion
The Northern Illinois University softball team fell to host Southern Illinois, 12-4, in its final game of the Coach B Classic Monday afternoon. “We obviously needed to have a better performance in the circle from our pitching staff,” said NIU head coach Christina Sutcliffe. “It was nice to see us put together some offensive numbers on the…

Softball splits doubleheader

Shelby Miller
The Northern Illinois University softball team split its first two games of the Coach B Classic hosted by Southern Illinois Sunday Afternoon. The Huskies (6-6) knocked off Butler, 3-2, in their first game, but dropped the nightcap, 3-2, to St. Louis in eight innings. Shelby Miller (Ottawa, Kan./Ottawa) led the way for the NIU offense in the…

Softball’s Jessica Sturm earns MAC honors

Jessica Sturm
Northern Illinois  softball player Jessica Sturm has been named co-Mid-American Conference West Division Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Sturm (Wichita, Kan./Goddard), who improved to 3-2 on the season, posted a 2-1 record in her four appearances at the FAU “Strike-Out Cancer” Tournament in Boca Raton. She went the distance in NIU’s 4-2 eight-inning victory…

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