Baseball drops series finale at Kent State

Brian Sisler
The NIU Huskies (15-32-1, 9-12 MAC) had its opportunities to take the series at Kent State (30-17, 14-7 MAC) but the Golden Flashes plated five runs in the bottom of the second to take the series with an 8-2 victory. Brian Sisler (DeKalb, Illinois/DeKalb) finished 2-for-4 at the plate while Justin Fletcher (Pekin, Illinois/Illinois Central) was…

Ruckman’s complete game stymies Northwestern, 4-0

Jordan Ruckman
Sophomore Jordan Ruckman (Kankakee, Illinois/Herscher) tossed the first complete game shutout of his career Wednesday night versus Northwestern (12-29) as Northern Illinois (14-30-1) defeated the Wildcats, 4-0. Ruckman fanned eight batters and only allowed three hits while walking four. “Jordan was outstanding and a lot of credit goes to him. He was throwing strikes and working ahead…

Slugging baseball squad falls at UIC, 10-9

Jason Gasser
The Northern Illinois baseball team (13-30-1) hit a season-high three home runs Tuesday and poured nine runs on the UIC Flames (18-19) at Curtis Granderson Stadium, but it wasn’t enough as the Flames defeated the Huskies, 10-9. Chris Divarco (Long Grove, Illinois/Carmel Catholic) Jason Gasser (Dyer, Indiana/Mt. Carmel) and Alex Klonowski (Kearney, Missouri/Kearney) all homered in…

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