Rain washes out Huskie baseball, softball

Rain delay! Bring out the tarp!
Due to unplayable weather conditions in DeKalb, today’s games between the baseball and softball teams of Northern Illinois and Illinois-Chicago have been canceled with no rescheduled dates. The Mid-American Conference co-leading baseball team (9-3) will return to action this weekend for a three-game series at Ohio, beginning at 5 p.m. CT Friday, April 19. Northern Illinois shares…

Softball drops slugfest to Northwestern

Shelby Miller
The Northern Illinois University softball team suffered an 11-9 loss to Northwestern at Sharon J. Drysdale Field Tuesday afternoon. What started out as a pitcher’s duel, turned into a slugfest as the Huskies (13-26) and Wildcats (22-16) combined for 20 runs and 18 hits. The two teams combined for one run and two hits through three…

Walk-off home run gives softball sweep

Jessica Sturm
A walk-off home run by Shelby Miller (Ottawa, Kan./Ottawa) gave the NIU softball team an 8-7 come-from-behind victory Sunday over Eastern Michigan. “This win gives us momentum in conference play and gets us back into it,” said NIU head coach Christina Sutcliffe. “We knew going into the weekend we had to at least go .500. We…

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