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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...
Eli Anderson
The NIU Huskies (12-29-1, 7-10 MAC) picked up their fourth shutout of the season Saturday afternoon behind an eight inning, 141 pitch effort by Eli Anderson (Glenview, Illinois/New Trier) to defeat Western Michigan, 2-0. Justin Fletcher (Pekin, Illinois/Illinois Central) and Micah McCulloch (Rochelle, Illinois/Rochelle Township) each collected a hit and an RBI. Fletcher drove in...
Joe Battaglia
A squeeze bunt in the bottom of the eighth by senior Joe Battaglia (Westchester, Illinois/St. Joseph) broke a 2-2 deadlock for Northern Illinois (11-28-1) as it defeated UW-Milwaukee (14-17), 3-2. Battaglia recorded the bunt in his only plate appearance of the game. Shortstop Brian Sisler (DeKalb, Illinois/DeKalb) finished 2-for-4 with a run. On the mound,...
Anthony Andres
Against arguably the top Major League League Baseball pitching prospect in the Mid-American Conference – Jordan Foley – the NIU Huskies (9-27-1, 5-8 MAC) outhit Central Michigan (25-14, 11-2 MAC), 7-6, but fell one run short as Northern Illinois dropped game one of the series, 3-2. NIU starting pitcher Anthony Andres (Western Springs, Ill./St. Rita) threw...
Chris Divarco
Back-to-back doubles and consecutive sacrifices rallied Northern Illinois University (7-21-1) back from a a 6-5 deficit in the bottom of the ninth versus Illinois State (19-11) as the Huskies defeated the Redbirds on a sacrifice fly by Chris Divarco (Long Grove, Ill./Carmel Catholic), 7-6. It was NIU’s first walk off victory since April 27, 2013,...
Tommy Hook
In the final game of Northern Illinois’ (3-17-1, 1-2 MAC) opening Mid-American Conference series versus Buffalo (10-7, 2-1 MAC) at Wheaton College, the Huskies outhit Buffalo, 5-4, and reached base four times via errors but were unable to scratch enough runs as NIU fell, 3-1. Pitcher Alex Klonowski (Kearney, Mo./Kearney) tossed 7.0 innings, striking out...
Landon Tenhagen
After surrendering five runs in the bottom of the eight inning to trail UIC, 7-3, Northern Illinois (2-15-1) plated five runs in the top of the ninth inning to put out the Flames (4-10), 8-7. Senior Landon Tenhagen (Burlington, Wis./Madison Area Tech) hit a three-run homer — his first of the season — to lift...
Landon Tenhagen
After building a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning and mounting a comeback in the top of the ninth inning at No. 11 Cal Poly (14-3), Northern Illinois University (1-15-1) fell to the Mustangs in the series finale, 11-9. The Huskies outhit Cal Poly in the game 17-11 and forced the Mustangs...
Ben Neumann
Sophomore Justin Fletcher (Pekin, Ill./Illinois Central) finished 2-for-3 at the plate Sunday afternoon in Northern Illinois’ (1-12-1) series finale at No. 5 Oregon State (14-3), but the Huskies were unable to score any runs in the contest as they fell to Beavers, 10-0. “We got what we deserved with the way we pitched today,” said...
Landon Tenhagen
For the first time since April 26, 2005, a Northern Illinois baseball game ended in a tie, as the Huskies (0-6-1) drew with New Mexico (3-3-1) at Lobo Baseball Field, 3-3. NIU stranded 14 runners on base, while UNM left 11. The game was called due to time limit as NIU had to catch its...
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...
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...
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