Category Archives: Softball

Softball season recap: a moot projection

By John Volk Under ordinary conditions, it would be unwise to draw big-picture conclusions 23 games into the collegiate softball season. In a sport so focused on the daily grind of four months of competition, a team’s strengths and weaknesses can’t truly be shown in the Kajikawa Classic and the Louisville Invitational.However, 2020 doesn’t count as an ordinary condition.  Coming

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After Game 1 Disappointment, Softball Fights Fog to Beat SIU

By Ari Levin After 11 hours of softball, the Wildcats stay alive for another day. Northwestern (45-11) rebounded from an early 2-1 loss against Louisville (35-21) to stave off elimination with an 8-1 win over Southern Illinois (34-15). Now, in order to advance to the Super Regionals, they must defeat Louisville twice on Sunday. “We just wanted to fight hard, get another chance to

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Big Ten Softball Tournament Preview: Analyzing Northwestern’s Path

By Ari Levin Coming off a disappointing conclusion to the regular season against Minnesota and the end of a 20-game win streak, the Northwestern Wildcats softball team begins postseason play. Still nationally ranked, Northwestern heads to the Big Ten Tournament looking to improve their national standing. There’s a strong chance that Northwestern needs to win the tournament, or at least

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First-Year Shellmyer a Leader for NU Softball

By Ari Levin Just a first year, Skyler Shellmyer is already an emotional team leader for Northwestern softball. “Lightning in a bottle at all times,” is how assistant coach Caryl Drohan described the energetic center fielder and leader of dugout cheers. Shellmyer was ranked as the No. 25 recruit nationally, according to her Northwestern bio, based on her combination of

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