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Tom Barry
Senior Tom Barry (Orland Park, Ill./Providence Catholic) worked 7.1 innings for the Huskies against Southern Illinois Friday, including perfect three innings to start the game, but the Salukis posted three runs in the eighth inning to defeat Northern Illinois, 6-4. “Tommy was phenomenal for us on the mound today, we just couldn’t get more runs...
Brett Frantini
Northern Illinois out-hit Saint Louis, 10-9, at Busch Sports Center Wednesday afternoon but the Huskies were unable to hit with runners on base and fell, 4-1. Eight different Huskies tallied hits against the Billikens. “It was very similar to yesterday’s game, starting pitching did well for us, we got hits but we couldn’t get them...
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...
Brett Frantini
Senior catcher Brett Frantini (Minooka, Ill.) and 42 others have been named to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List, honoring the country’s top NCAA Division I catcher and named after the Cincinnati Reds Hall-of-Famer. “It’s good for Brett and it’s good for Northern Illinois baseball to be on the Johnny Bench watch list,” said head...
Brett Frantini
The Northern Illinois baseball team combined for 10 hits and four stolen bases against Winthrop, but the Huskies efforts were not enough as they fell to the Eagles, 14-7. Senior Brett Frantini (Minooka, Ill.) went 2-for-4 at the plate with three RBI with one double. “I talked to the guys after the game and I...
Troy White
Senior Troy White (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young) opened the first inning for Northern Illinois with bang, blasting a three-run homerun to give the Huskies a 3-0 lead over Texas Tech. But the Red Raiders matched the score in the bottom of the first and hit three homeruns in the game to defeat NIU, 10-4. “We had...
Alex Klonowski
Trailing 9-1 after six innings to No. 18 St. John’s, the Northern Illinois baseball team sent the game to extra innings, scoring seven runs in the eighth and ninth innings. However, NIU would fall 11-9 in the bottom of 10th on a walk off home run by SJU’s Matt Wessinger. Sophomore Alex Klonowski (Kearney, Mo.)...
In a pitching duel, No. 4 seed Northern Illinois was unable to muster enough runs against Rob Wendzicki this morning as No. 5 seed Eastern Michigan won 4-2 in the first round of the 2011 Mid-American Conference Baseball Tournament at VA Memorial Stadium. NIU (29-26) starter Zach Oates and Wendzicki (6-5) faced each other in...
Troy White
For the third time in four days, the Northern Illinois baseball team earned a victory Tuesday afternoon as the Huskies defeated Illinois State 4-1 at Duffy Bass Field.  Fittingly, the main factor in the win was starting pitcher Tony Manville, who also earned his third straight win, coming over his last three starts. Sparking the Huskies...
A seven-run second inning sparked Northern Illinois to a 20-5 win Tuesday afternoon over Chicago State at Ralph McKinzie Field. The Huskies had trailed 3-2 entering the second, but the deficit didn’t last long. Tom Kotis started the frame with a bunt single and stole second. Alex Jones reached on an error to move Kotis to third,...
Huskie baseball
After an unscheduled 10-day layoff from competition, Northern Illinois baseball used the break to find its groove as the Huskies returned to action Wednesday to win a pair of games over North Dakota and St. Louis at Billiken Sports Center. The triumphs marked the first two of the season for NIU in the midst of...
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