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Eli Anderson
Starting pitcher Eli Anderson (Glenview/New Trier) pitched his second quality start of the season for Northern Illinois versus Dartmouth at the Dairy Queen Classic Saturday afternoon, but a solo homerun by the Big Green in the bottom of the seventh defeated the Huskies, 1-0. Anderson struck out six batters while only walking two batters, both...
Jeff Zimmerman
Northern Illinois opened the 2013 Dairy Queen Classic with aggression and smarts at the plate with eight hits and five walks to get runners on base versus Utah (5-3). The Huskies (1-8) were unable to drive the runners home however as they left 11 men on base in a 6-1 loss to the Utes. “The...
Alex Klonowski
Northern Illinois outhit Nevada in a series finale pitcher’s duel at Peccole Park, 7-4, but a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth handed the Huskies a 3-1 loss. Junior Alex Klonowski (Kearney, Mo./Kearney) pitched career-highs in innings pitched (7.1) and strikeouts (6). “It was a well played college baseball game, both pitchers...
Connor Schomig
Northern Illinois combined for eight hits and zero errors on opening night while three freshman pitchers combined for four scoreless innings and one hit at Texas Tech in the Brooks Wallace Memorial Classic. NIU fell to TTU, 8-0, and will return to the diamond at 10 a.m. today versus Brigham Young. “We saw some good...
Jamison Wells
One week to the day from the start of the baseball season, senior Jamison Wells was named the best baserunner in the Mid-American Conference on CollegeBaseballInsider.com’s preseason poll. The poll is voted on each season by coaches from around the MAC. Wells has stolen 52 bases in 67 attempts (.776) over the last two seasons....
Photo of an NIU Huskie baseball batting helmet
NIU alum and former Huskie first baseman Mike Hochhauser made the news last week for helping to chase down a would-be purse snatcher in Chicago. Watch the Channel 2 report online. During his senior season, Hochhauser played in 53 games, starting in 49. He accumulated 54 hits, including seven homers and a dozen doubles, and...
Ed Mathey
The Northern Illinois baseball team announced the addition of four right-handed pitchers in its early signing class of 2013 Wednesday morning. Skipper Ed Mathey, now in his 11th season at Northern Illinois, will welcome three transfers, highlighted by one Northwoods League Summer All-Star, one of the tallest players in program history and one incoming freshman...
A gathering of NIU students, administrators, staff and dignitaries braved “Huskie weather” to attend this afternoon’s ceremonial groundbreaking for the university’s new 27-acre outdoor intramural sports complex. Completion is expected in time for the Fall 2013 semester. “The complex will create opportunities for our students to forge new friendships, help them connect to campus and...
Jeff Zimmerman
Northern Illinois infielder Jeff Zimmerman (Tinley Park/Victor J. Andrew) has been selected to Perfect Game USA’s top-prospect list for the Northwoods League. Zimmerman played for the Madison Mallards over the summer, where he set the single season record for RBI (57) and tied the home runs record in a season (13). Zimmerman was ranked 50th...
Brett Frantini
Former Northern Illinois catcher Brett Frantini (2009-2012) signed a contract Aug. 17 with the Baltimore Orioles Rookie League affiliate and reported Tuesday, Aug. 21, to the Gulf Coast League Orioles in Sarasota, Fla. “It’s great news for Brett and his family,” said head coach Ed Mathey. “I know that this is something he had a...
Ed Mathey
Northern Illinois baseball coach Ed Mathey announced the addition four student athletes to the program’s Class of 2012, now up to 15 total signees Wednesday morning. The new editions include two juniors and two freshman, one of whom was drafted in the 33rd round by the Chicago White Sox. “We’re excited to add these guys...
The players for the Joliet Slammers and Windy City Thunderbolts aren’t the only ones providing fireworks at Joliet’s Silver Cross Field Friday night at 7:05 p.m.  That’s because Northern Illinois University is sponsoring the July 20 fireworks night as part of its season-long partnership with the Slammers. “Will County is an important area in our...
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