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Softball sweeps Eagles, ties Chippewas at home

By Chris Loggins | April 27, 2015

Softball went 3-1 on the weekend, hosting series against the Eastern Michigan Eagles and the Central Michigan Chippewas.The Huskies (26-20, 10-6 MAC) swept the series against Eastern Michigan (15-29, 4-11 MAC) and went 1-1 in their series against Central...

Softball splits Michigan road trip

By Frank Gogola | April 20, 2014

Softball returned from its four-game Michigan road trip the same way it left: three games below .500.The Huskies (19-22, 7-7 MAC) split a Friday doubleheader against the Central Michigan Chippewas (28-15, 7-5 MAC) at Margo Jonker Stadium in Mt. Pleasant,...

Senior Nicole Gremillion runs to second base during a game against Bowling Green March 29. Softball lost both games of a doubleheader against Valpariaso Tuesday.

Softball swept by Valpo, ending streak

By Frank Gogola | April 8, 2014

Softball entered Valparaiso, Ind., on a four-game winning streak but left with a pair of losses.The Huskies (15-18) dropped the doubleheader opener against the Valparaiso Crusaders (13-23), 8-6, Tuesday at the Valparaiso University Softball Field in Valparaiso,...

Softball looks to get back in win column

By Frank Gogola | April 1, 2014

Softball will stay in DeKalb but will take a break from conference play for a midweek, non-conference doubleheader.The Huskies (11-16) will take on North Dakota (3-18) at noon and 2 p.m. today at Mary M. Bell Field.The Huskies, losers of five of their...

Softball stays on road

By Frank Gogola | March 19, 2014

Softball opens what head coach Christina Sutcliffe called “the second half of the season” in Big 12 country.The Huskies (9-11) will take on the Iowa State Cyclones (16-9) in a doubleheader at noon and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Cyclone Sports Complex in...

Softball drops six of nine games over spring break

By Frank Gogola | March 16, 2014

Softball picked up three wins during spring break, but it also dropped six games during that stretch.The Huskies (9-11) posted a 1-2 record at the Shocker Softball Classic March 8 and 9 in Wichita, Kan., dropped a doubleheader Tuesday in Kansas City,...

Softball puts offense, defense to test

By Frank Gogola | February 27, 2014

Softball will look to keep the hits coming with a four-game weekend tournament.The Huskies (5-4) will take on the Northern Kentucky Norse (1-8) at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and the Evansville Purple Aces (5-4) at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Evansville, Ind., in...

Softball takes three of four in tournament

By Frank Gogola | February 23, 2014

Softball (5-4) took three out of four games this weekend after inclement weather forced scheduling changes.The Huskies swept Friday’s games against the Fairfield Stags and the Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex...

Softball loses 3 of 5

By Frank Gogola | February 9, 2014

Softball had its share of ups and downs this weekend, as it managed two wins in its season-opening, five-game tournament.The Huskies opened the FAU Kick-Off Classic with a split decision against Louisville and Florida Atlantic Friday in Boca Raton, Fla....

Freshmen getting major playing time in pitchers circle

Freshmen getting major playing time in pitcher’s circle

By James Cantagallo | April 18, 2012

In the fall, NIU softball lost senior pitcher Morgan Bittner to injury, which left a trio of freshmen to handle pitching duties this season. “Losing Morgan this fall was not great,” said Huskies coach Lindsay Chouinard said. “We would have loved...

Softball takes 3-of-5 at Souteastern Louisiana Tournament

By Brian Belford | February 12, 2012

NIU softball won three out of its five games at the Southeastern Louisiana Tournament. Behind solid run production and hot bats, the Huskies (3-2) beat Southern University 8-4 and Nicholls State 9-8 in back-to-back games Friday. In the first game NIU...