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…

Rain cancels softball doubleheader with Loyola

Rain delay! Bring out the tarp!
The Northern Illinois University softball team‘s doubleheader against Loyola set for this afternoon has been canceled because of inclement weather. No make-up date has been set. Northern Illinois (11-23, 1-5) welcomes Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan for a weekend set. NIU will face the Chippewas in a doubleheader Friday while the Eagles will be in town Saturday…

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