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Amanda Sheppard
The Northern Illinois University softball team fell Saturday to No. 3 seed Central Michigan in the championship game of the 2013 Mid-American Conference Softball Tournament at Firestone Stadium. A walk-off two-run homer by Central Michigan’s Trista Cox in the bottom of the 11th inning broke a 2-2 tie and ended the NIU’s tournament run. The...
Emily Norton
The Northern Illinois University softball team continued its run at Mid-American Conference title when it posted a 3-1 victory over top-seeded Ball State in the Game 7 of the 2013 MAC Softball Tournament at Firestone Stadium Thursday. The Huskies had some clutch hits and capitalized on the Ball State defense to win and advance. “It’s...
Amanda Sheppard
The Northern Illinois University softball team opened play in the 2013 Mid-American Conference Softball Tournament with a 2-1 victory over No. 5 seed Miami at Firestone Stadium Wednesday evening. “We showed a lot of patience throughout that game,” said NIU head coach Christina Sutcliffe. “We’ve been a comeback team all year. Being able to score...
Emily Norton
The Northern Illinois softball team rallied to win its sixth straight Sunday, posting a 5-4 victory over Bowling Green at Mary M. Bell Field on Senior Day. “I’m kind of glad today was a tight game to put a little pressure on us to show we can play under it,” said NIU head coach Christina...
Jennifer Barnett
The Northern Illinois University softball team swept league player of the week honors as Emily Norton was named Mid-American Conference West Division Pitcher of the Week and Jennifer Barnett was named co-MAC West Player of the Week, the league announced today. Barnett had a stellar performance from the plate for Northern Illinois, batting an amazing...
The Northern Illinois University softball team completed the sweep of Ohio with a 3-2 victory Sunday over the Bobcats at Mary M. Bell Field. Jessica Sturm (Wichita, Kan./Goddard) turned in a stellar pitching performance for Northern Illinois (20-28, 10-8), allowing one run on one hit, a solo home run in the first inning, and striking...
The Northern Illinois University softball team split its Friday doubleheader with Akron at Mary M. Bell Field. Northern Illinois (18-28, 8-8) took Game One, 3-0, before falling 7-5 in eight innings to the Zips (19-24, 5-11) in the second game. “We’re doing a better job of putting up runs on the board earlier in the...
Emily Norton
Northern Illinois University softball player Emily Norton was named Mid-American Conference West Division Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Monday. Norton posted a perfect 4-0 record in four appearances in MAC play this past weekend leading NIU to back-to-back doubleheader victories over Kent State and Buffalo. She pitched 23.2 innings, allowing six runs, two...
The Northern Illinois University softball team won its sixth-straight league game and swept its second-straight doubleheader Sunday when the Huskies took two from Buffalo at Nan Harvey Field. The Huskies (17-26, 7-7) went into extra innings to defeat Buffalo in Game One, 6-4, and shutout the Bulls (12-26, 5-9) in second game. Sophomore Emily Norton...
Emily Norton
The NIU softball team swept Kent State in Mid-American Conference softball at Diamond at Dix Friday afternoon. The Huskies (15-26, 5-7) took Game One, 5-1, and posted a 4-3 win over Kent State (19-16-1, 9-5) in the nightcap. NIU jumped on top early in both games, quite the contrast from the late rallies in the...
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...
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....
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