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Softball comes up short in doubleheader

Softball comes up short in doubleheader

Matt Boecker, Assistant Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

DeKALB — Softball dropped both games in its doubleheader Wednesday against the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Spartans. After winning their last game, the Huskies were hoping to keep the positive momentum rolling. But a bad Wednesday in Greensboro drops the team’s record to 7-15. Game One ...

NIU softball drops five straight games in Memphis

Jemea Green, Reporter

March 1, 2020

DeKALB — The softball team struggled this past weekend at the Blues City Classic Tournament in Memphis, Tennessee, ending the tournament 0-5. Friday Game One The Huskies could not get into a rhythm on offense against the University of North Alabama Tigers. NIU was held to just one hit in the game as ...

NIU softball looks ahead to Memphis tournament

NIU softball looks ahead to Memphis tournament

Jemea Green, Reporter

February 26, 2020

DeKALB – The softball team will travel to Memphis, Tennessee, to play five games in the Blues City Classic on Friday through Sunday. The Huskies went 4-1 in their last tournament, raising their overall record to 5-5. NIU won their first three games of the tournament, defeating Delaware State University...

NIU softball reaches .500 after four wins in Coastal Carolina Tournament

Jemea Green

February 18, 2020

DeKALB — The softball team finished the 2020 Battle of the Beach tournament with a 4-1 record to improve its overall record to 5-5. Friday game one — NIU 8, Delaware State 5NIU’s big first inning gave it the advantage over the Delaware State University Hornets in the first game of Friday’s doubl...

NIU softball struggles in season-opening tournament at FAU

NIU softball struggles in season-opening tournament at FAU

Jemea Green

February 10, 2020

DeKALB — The softball team started the season 1-4 at a tournament hosted by Florida Atlantic University.Friday game one - NIU 1, Bethune-Cookman 0 The first games of the tournament were delayed due to rain, but that didn’t stop the Huskies from getting a victory over the Bethune-Cookman Universit...

New athletics ticket system set to take place this fall

New athletics ticket system set to take place this fall

Maddie Barrett

August 23, 2019

DeKALB— NIU Athletics is launching a new and convenient way to gain access into athletic events. The days of forgetting your OneCards are over, as students can now present their tickets at the gate electronically through their smartphones.All full-time graduate and undergraduate students receive fr...

Head Softball coach inducted into FAU Hall of Fame

James Krause

July 6, 2019

DeKALB — NIU head softball coach Christina Sutcliffe has been announced as part of the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019 for her alma mater Florida Atlantic University.Sutcliffe was a pitcher for the FAU Owls softball team from 1997 to 2001, winning 67 career games including two no-hitters.Her career ERA of 1.47 and o...

Softball takes two of three over Central Michigan

Khobi Price

April 22, 2019

DeKALB — The softball team used an offensive explosion to win the season series 2-1 against Central Michigan Friday and Saturday in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.  The Huskies, with a 24-22 overall and 9-8 Mid-American Conference record, scored 25 runs on 39 hits in their three games against the Chip...

Softball takes series win over Toledo

Khobi Price

April 18, 2019

DeKALB — The softball team won its season series against the University of Toledo, defeating the Rockets in two of three games Friday and Saturday at Mary M. Bell Field to go 7-7 in Mid-American Conference play.The Huskies won the first game of the series 6-5 behind clutch hitting. All six of NIU's run...

Softball drops two of three against Miami

Sophomore pitcher Mackenzie Bryan readies a pitch April 2 during the Huskies’ 7-6 victory over the Ball State Univerity Cardinals. NIU would drop the second game of the doubleheader 5-7 to split the conference series.

Khobi Price

April 8, 2019

DeKALB — The softball team lost its weekend series against the University of Miami RedHawks 1-2 Friday and Saturday, moving to 4-6 in Mid-American Conference play and 17-20 overall.The Huskies lost their first game of the weekend 3-1 in heartbreaking fashion, after having a 1-0 advantage for nearl...

Softball splits home opener against Ball State

Khobi Price

April 4, 2019

DeKALB — The softball team split its 2019 season home opener against Ball State University Tuesday at Mary M. Bell Field.The Huskies won the first game of the doubleheader after taking a six-run lead in the fourth inning and fighting off the Cardinals’ comeback attempt in the sixth and seventh. ...

Softball drops 2 of 3 against Ohio University

Khobi Price

April 1, 2019

DeKALB — The softball team lost its series against the Ohio Bobcats 1-2 Friday and Saturday to move to 2-3 in Mid-American Conference play.Friday Game One - Ohio 11, NIU 3The Huskies opened the scoring for the series in the top of the first inning. After reaching first base on a hit by a pitch, junior infielder...