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NIU softball: Bryanna Phelan accepts role as Huskies’ leader

By Chris Loggins | April 30, 2015

Consistency has been key for softball senior outfielder Bryanna Phelan, who has remained a solid piece in the Huskies’ lineup over the course of four years.While her numbers don’t stand out to the average spectator, Phelan has kept herself going through...

NIU softball: Huskies split pair of doubleheaders

By Chris Loggins | April 20, 2015

Softball split a pair of series over the weekend for a 2-2 record.The Huskies (23-19, 7-5 MAC) got things started against the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (24-19, 8-6 MAC), defeating them 2-1 in game one of the series before the RedHawks took game two by a score...

NIU softball: Huskies split doubleheader against Loyola

By Chris Loggins | April 9, 2015

Softball went 1-1 Wednesday in a doubleheader against the Loyola Ramblers. Expectations of rain briefly threatened completion of the doubleheader, but the games were played in their entirety.The Huskies (19-15) took the first game against the Ramblers...

Senior Nicole Gremillion swings at a pitch against the Buffalo Bulls April 26 in DeKalb. The Huskies, who dropped both regular season games against Buffalo, open the MAC Tournament vs. the Bulls 4 p.m. Wednesday in Akron, Ohio.

Softball clinches berth in MAC Tournament

By Frank Gogola | May 4, 2014

Softball qualified for the MAC Tournament for the second time in as many seasons under head coach Christina Sutcliffe, earning a No. 7 seed after it split its final four games.The Huskies (23-29, 10-12 MAC) split their Friday doubleheader against the...

Softball drops pair at Loyola

By Frank Gogola | April 23, 2014

Softball enters its final weekend of home games in the midst of a season-long three-game losing streak; it’s the third time this season the Huskies have lost three games in a row.The Huskies (19-24) lost game one against the Loyola Ramblers (19-27),...

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 blasts Western Michigan

Softball blasts Western Michigan

By Frank Gogola | April 6, 2014

Softball stretched its winning streak to a season-long four games with a sweep of Western Michigan over the weekend.The Huskies (15-16, 3-3 MAC) defeated the Western Michigan Broncos (11-23, 2-4 MAC), 10-1, in five innings via the run rule Saturday at...

Senior shortstop Shelby Miller tries to tag out Toledo senior infielder Lani Ernst, who’s attempting to steal second base during the first of two Sunday games at Mary M. Bell Field. Miller didn’t commit any fielding errors during the Huskies’ Friday and Saturday games against the Bowling Green Falcons or during their Sunday doubleheader against the Toledo Rockets. Miller, who has committed a total of six errors during the 2014 season, hasn’t committed an error in the last 10 games.

No home-field advantage for softball

By Frank Gogola | March 30, 2014

Softball failed to string together wins, dropping three of its first four conference games over the weekend.The Huskies (11-16, 1-3 MAC) split their two-game series vs. the Bowling Green Falcons (11-16-1, 2-2 MAC) Friday and Saturday at Mary M. Bell Field....

Softball blasted by NU

By Frank Gogola | March 26, 2014

Softball surrendered a season-high 13 runs and couldn’t handle Kristen Wood, Northwestern’s sophomore starting pitcher, in a Wednesday loss.The Huskies (10-13) fell to the Northwestern Wildcats (18-6), 13-2, in five innings Wednesday at the Ballpark...

Nicole Gremillion runs to third base May 5 last season against Bowling Green University in DeKalb. Gremillion has started all 20 games in left field for the Huskies this season.

Softball splits doubleheader at Iowa State

By Frank Gogola | March 23, 2014

Softball split its Sunday doubleheader against Iowa State in two high-scoring games.The Huskies (10-12) defeated the Iowa State Cyclones (17-11), 15-6, in five innings, in the first game of the doubleheader Sunday at the Cyclone Sports Complex in Ames,...

Sophomore softball player looks for a strong return

By Katelyn Connery | February 25, 2013

Though the softball team has gotten off to a 5-5 start, one bright spot has been the return of sophomore outfielder Bryanna Phelan. Phelan, who is coming off an injury in the fall, appeared in 49 games and starting 36 in the 2012 season for the Huskies....