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Broncos sweep Huskies over weekend

By James Cantagallo | May 6, 2012

NIU softball went to Western Michigan this weekend with hopes of claiming a spot in the MAC Tournament. However, the Huskies were swept by the Broncos and lost by 5–3 Saturday and 4–2 Sunday, bringing their season to an end. In game one Saturday,...

Softball will end season on the road vs. Western Michigan

By Brian Thomas | May 2, 2012

With one final weekend series remaining, NIU softball will travel to Kalamazoo, Mich. to take on MAC opponent Western Michigan in it last two games of 2012. The Huskies (19-32, 7-13 MAC) were rained out Tuesday, which gave them an extra day to practice...

Softball will try to get lucky versus the Fighting Irish

Softball will try to get lucky versus the Fighting Irish

By Brian Thomas | April 30, 2012

In its final non-conference game of the season, NIU softball will travel to South Bend to take on Notre Dame. The Huskies (19-32, 7-13 MAC) have been struggling of late, as they are on a three game losing streak and have lost nine of their last 10. NIU’s...

Softball wins one game over weekend

By James Cantagallo | April 29, 2012

On a weekend that had big MAC Tournament implications for the NIU softball, it as was only able to win one game. The Huskies split their games with MAC East leading Bowling Green and dropped both games to Toledo. Dani Parrish led NIU in its 4–3 game...

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...

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Softball to host DePaul

By Brian Thomas | April 9, 2012

After winning its last three games in a row, NIU softball will host DePaul Tuesday. The Huskies (15-20, 3-4 MAC) have rebounded after dropping 10 of the 11 games prior to the winning streak. “We have been getting good pitching,” said NIU coach Lindsay...

Dortch sees turning point for softball after weekend performance

By James Cantagallo | April 8, 2012

NIU Softball went on the road this weekend and won three games versus MAC foes Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan. The Huskies (16–20, 4–4 MAC) split their series with the Eagles (15–21, 4–4 MAC) Friday. NIU’s offense was shutdown by the...

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Redbirts spoil softball home opener

By James Cantagallo | March 27, 2012

After being on the road for 25 straight games, NIU softball returned to Mary M. Bell Field Tuesday, but the homecoming was spoiled. Illinois State (19–13) rolled into DeKalb and beat the Huskies 5–0. “We should have won,” said NIU pitcher Jessica...

Huskie Briefs for 3/20/12

By James Cantagallo | March 19, 2012

NIU baseball’s Kyle Glancy and women’s golf’s Allie Parthie were named the NIU Scholar Athletes of the Week for March 12 through March 18, according to a press release. Glancy, a senior, got two saves last week for the Huskies in their wins versus...

Softball ready for Missouri Tournament

By Eli Gehn | March 7, 2012

NIU softball will hit the road again this weekend when it travels to the Missouri Tournament. The Huskies (5-7) will take on Alcorn State and Boise State Saturday before playing Boise State again and Missouri Sunday. “We’re working a lot on approaching...

Dortch has desire to help NIU become winner

Dortch has desire to help NIU become winner

By Eli Gehn | March 7, 2012

Megan Dortch’s father never wanted her to play just one sport when she was growing up. Dortch played soccer before she started playing softball at age 8, and she’s been playing ever since. But she didn’t start out as a pitcher. “I started off...

Softball splits four game series at Coach B Classic

By Eli Gehn | March 4, 2012

NIU softball split its four game series this weekend at the Coach B Classic in Carbondale. The Huskies (5-7) gave up one run in their two victories over Wright State and Western Illinois with freshman Megan Dortch on the mound. “Coach did a really good...

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