Ed Mathey

Baseball adds two transfers for 2015

Photo of an NIU Huskie baseball batting helmet
Head coach Ed Mathey and the NIU Baseball program added two fresh faces to the program Tuesday as he announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Joe Ceja (Ottawa, Illinois/Heartland CC/Louisville) and lefty Chris DeRue (Lake Villa, Illinois/Lakes/College of Lake County). Both pitchers will join the program this fall and be eligible to play in spring 2015. “We’re…

Huskies scatter across country for summer baseball

TJ Schrader
Fans of the Northern Illinois University baseball program can follow 22 current NIU Huskies and three future Huskies across eight different states, stretching the East and West coasts throughout the summer, as they play collegiate summer baseball. “The best way to get better at baseball is to keep playing baseball. It’s important that our guys keep…

Baseball’s late rally comes up short to MAC champs

Brandon Mallder
The NIU Huskies (17-34-1, 11-14 MAC) scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to cut their deficit to one run, 4-3, but Ball State (36-16, 20-4 MAC) hung on to its lead to win its first Mid-American Conference regular season championship since 2001. Joe Battaglia (Westchester, Illinois/St. Joseph) finished 2-for-3 with two RBI…

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