Huskies briefs for March 4

By Katie Leb

DeKALB | The sports seasons are in the midst of changing from winter to spring.

As the winter sports are winding down and the spring sports are getting into their first match-ups, freshmen are in a unique position.

Some are about to end their rookie seasons, while others are just getting their feet wet.

What is true for both groups is that several freshmen have made a splash in their respective sports within the past week.

Softball-Nicole Gremillion

Nicole Gremillion’s first at-bat against Texas Tech in the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic in Lubbock, Texas was one she will treasure.

On her first swing, Gremillion nailed a line drive over the outfield fence for her first career home run.

She went 5-for-14 (.357) in the five-game tournament, scoring three runs and three RBIs.

Teammates Stephanie Tofft and Gianna Cipollone also had impressive weekends. Tofft went 7-for-16 (.437) with three RBIs and two runs. Second baseman Cipollone hit .555, going 5-for-9 with an RBI and two runs.

Baseball-Jeff Zimmerman

Jeff Zimmerman swung the bat well from the left side of the plate during the Huskies’ four-game bout in Lubbock, Texas against BYU and Texas Tech.

The first baseman went 5-for-8 (.625), scoring two RBIs and a run in the weekend action.

Track and field

Track and field wrapped up the indoor MAC Championships on Saturday at Bowling Green.

Finishing with her second-best time of the season, Nora Ferguson took 23rd place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:22.47.

Distance runner Claire McAuley finished a one-mile run in a time of 5:29.86 to take 21st place.

Wrestling-Nick Smith

On Saturday, Nick Smith will look to continue his freshman campaign in the 125-pound weight class at the MAC Championships in the Convocation Center.

The grappler has been successful on the mat this season, garnering 22 wins with seven pins, while losing seven match-ups. He comes into the tournament ranked fourth in his weight class by MAC coaches.