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Northern Illinois accounted for 13 hits and nine runs against Dayton in the team’s final game of the Riverview Inn Challenge, but the Flyers would take the contest, 13-9. Sophomore Jeff Zimmerman (Tinley Park, Ill./Victor J Andrew) hit two home runs and three RBI for the Huskies. “We hit the ball well today, like we...
Tony Manville
Northern Illinois baseball used all three facets of the game – pitching, fielding and hitting – to take down Arkansas State, 6-5, for the Huskies second-consecutive victory. The Huskies committed zero errors, racked up 11 hits and senior Tony Manville (New Lenox, Ill./Mount Carmel) grinded out 7.1 innings for the victory. “Starting pitching the last...
Tony Manville
Northern Illinois baseball tallied 11 hits against No. 24 Oregon State at the Kansas City Royals Practice Field Three Sunday afternoon and scored three runs in the top of the fifth. However, the Huskies left 12 runners on base and fell to the Beavers, 11-3. “Tony Manville worked hard on the mound today,” said skipper...
Jamison Wells
Facing a no-hitter, the Northern Illinois baseball team surged in the top of the ninth inning with three hits and two runs to tie No. 24 Texas Tech, 2-2. However, the Red Raiders had their own surge in the bottom -half of the inning to defeat the Huskies, 3-2. “We’re playing with a lot of...
Alex Jones
Northern Illinois junior Alex Jones and freshman Jeff Zimmerman were selected to the 2011 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings All-Mideast Region Team, the organization announced Friday. Jones is the shortstop on the 13-man First Team list and marks NIU’s first ABCA All-Region selection since Matt German was recognized in 2006 and 2007. Zimmerman is the...
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No. 4 seed Northern Illinois defeated No. 8 seed Bowling Green 4-2 on Thursday afternoon in a Mid-American Conference Tournament elimination game at VA Memorial Stadium. The win for the Huskies (30-26) gives NIU its first win in the MAC Tournament since 2008, which was its last postseason appearance. The win also gives NIU its...
Jeff Zimmerman
Northern Illinois designated hitter Jeff Zimmerman was named Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year as he was one of four Huskies recognized for the first time by the conference’s coaches, the league announced Tuesday evening. Along with Zimmerman, shortstop Alex Jones was named an All-MAC First Team performer.  Starting pitcher Tony Manville and third baseman...
Tony Manville
With plenty of offensive support Saturday afternoon, Northern Illinois starter Tony Manville earned his ninth win of the season to tie the NIU single season wins record. Manville’s accomplishment came as the Huskies beat Western Michigan 9-4 in the rubber match of a three-game Mid-American Conference series to end the regular season. In his first season...
Jamison Wells
The Northern Illinois baseball team split its seven-inning doubleheader against UW-Milwaukee Tuesday, winning 11-7 in Game One before dropping a 13-6 decision in Game Two. Wisconsin native Jamison Wells paced the Huskies (27-24) to the first win, ending a triple short of completing the cycle. He led off with a single to right in the...
Troy White
With the help of seven runs in the fifth and sixth innings and an eight-run eighth Sunday afternoon, Northern Illinois took down Ball State 18-8 at Ralph McKinzie Field during Senior Day. The three-game series rubber match win clinched the Huskies’ first appearance in the Mid-American Conference Tournament since 2008, and gave them their sixth...
Alex Jones
Northern Illinois junior Alex Jones was named one of 25 Division I quarterfinalists for the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award by the College Baseball Hall of Fame. Sponsored by Mizuno, the yearly award is presented to the country’s best shortstop Sunday, July 3, in Lubbock, Texas, as part of the College Baseball Hall...
Tony Manville
Northern Illinois hung on for a 2-1 victory Sunday, May 8, in the rubber match finale of a three-game Mid-American Conference West Division series against Eastern Michigan at Oestrike Stadium. The Huskies improved to 24-22, 12-9 in MAC play, as the Eagles fell to 31-17, 13-8 (MAC). The win came large in part because of Tony...
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