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Eli Anderson
In a pitchers’ duel featuring two of the Mid-American Conference’s top hurlers, Northern Illinois (21-31, 15-10 MAC) fell to Ball State (27-22, 14-11 MAC) in Game One of this week’s series, 3-2. Eli Anderson (Glenview/New Trier) tossed his sixth complete game of the season in the loss. BSU pitcher Scott Baker also tossed a complete...
Northern Illinois (21-30) played its final non-conference games of the season Tuesday night with a pair at UW-Milwaukee (28-19). A strong finish at the end of Game One carried over into Game Two, but the Huskies dropped both contests, including their first in extra innings, 10-2 and 2-1 in eight innings. “I was happy at...
Connor Duckhorn
Northern Illinois (21-28, 15-9 MAC) dropped game three of its series to Eastern Michigan (24-26, 11-13 MAC) Sunday as the Huskies fell to the Eagles, 12-7. Five of NIU’s batters collected multiple hits in the game while Nate Ruzich (Joliet/South Suburban College) and Brian Sisler (DeKalb/DeKalb) collected two RBI apiece. NIU is now two games...
Tommy Hook
It was a hitters’ day at Ralph McKinzie Field with winds blowing out from home plate to cause havoc to players on the field. Though Northern Illlinois (21-27, 15-8 MAC) took advantage of those opportunities, Eastern Michigan (23-26, 10-13 MAC) capitalized more to defeat the Huskies, 17-12. Joe Battaglia (Westchester/St. Joseph) was 2-for-2 with two...
Eli Anderson
Northern Illinois junior pitcher Eli Anderson has been a terror for opposing teams this season, most specifically against Mid-American Conference opponents. With Week Eight of MAC play under way this weekend, Anderson has a 7-0 record with a 0.89 earned run average, helping the Huskies to a 14-7 clip in conference games to lead the...
For the first time since March 22-24 versus Kent State, the Northern Illinois baseball team (20-26, 14-7 MAC) dropped a series, falling in game three at Toledo (19-27, 10-11 MAC), 9-2. “Toledo came out swinging the bat and won the game. There’s no doubt about that; that’s just how baseball works sometimes. They were the...
Junior pitchers Eli Anderson (Glenview/New Trier) and Kevin Sweeney (Chicago/Fenwick) combined for Northern Illinois second shutout of the season in Toledo as the Huskies (20-24, 14-5 MAC) defeated the Rockets (17-26, 8-11 MAC), 4-0. Freshman Tommy Hook (Lockport/Lockport Township) finished 2-for-5 with three RBI and a triple. “It was a good day, we moved Eli...
Brian Sisler
A five-hit five run rally in the top of the eighth inning for Northern Illinois (19-24) overcame a 5-2 UIC (20-21) lead as the Huskies extinguished the Flames, 7-5. Seven different NIU players drove in the runs with Joe Battaglia (Westchester/St. Joseph) leading the way again on a 2-for-3, one home run, two-run night at...
Johnny Zubek
The Northern Illinois baseball team (18-24) jumped on the board first with one run to lead the game, but a five run first and a four run fourth by Bradley (15-25) overcame a first inning deficit as the Huskies fell to the Braves, 11-5. The Huskies left 14 runners on base during the game and...
Jordan Ruckman
Following his first ever complete game victory, a two-hit performance versus Miami (Ohio), freshman Jordan Ruckman (Kankakee/Herscher) was named the Mid-American Conference West Division Pitcher of the Week Monday afternoon. The honor is the first of his career and NIU’s fourth pitcher of the week award. Ruckman, Northern Illinois Friday’s starter in the pitching rotation,...
Nate Ruzich
Down 5-0 in the bottom of the seventh to Miami (Ohio) (20-22, 10-8 MAC), the Northern Illinois baseball team (18-23, 13-5 MAC) rallied back to within one run but was unable to get over the hump as the Huskies fell to Redhawks, 6-4. Pitcher/designated hitter Alex Klonowski (Kearney, Mo./Kearney) finished 3-for-5 with two RBI in...
Jordan Ruckman
Freshman Jordan Ruckman (Kankakee/Herscher) threw a two-hit complete game, Northern Illinois’ second such performance of the season, as the Huskies (17-22, 12-4 MAC) defeated Miami (Ohio), 3-1. It was NIU’s seventh complete game of the season and the first of Ruckman’s career. He completed the game with two hits, one earned run, two walks and five...
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