The Northern Illinois University softball team earned the No. 3 seed in the 2011 Mid-American Conference Softball Tournament at Firestone Stadium in Akron, Ohio. The Huskies (26-25, 13-7), who finished second in the MAC West, open the tournament against Central Michigan Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. Central Time. You can follow all the action live on the MAC's Tournament Central page. Look for a complete preview of the 2011 MAC Softball Tournament tomorrow on NIUHuskies.com.