NIU will host 8 MAC softball games

Northern Illinois’ Mary M. Bell Field will host eight Mid-American Conference softball games between NIU, Bowling Green, Toledo and Western Michigan this weekend.

NIU and Western Michigan were originally supposed to open conference play at Bowling Green and Toledo, but the games were moved because of unplayable conditions. The Huskies (10-13) will be the away team for all four of their games.

NIU plays Bowling Green at 4 p.m. Friday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Huskies wrap up with weekend with a doubleheader against Toledo on Sunday. First pitch for Game 1 is 2 p.m.