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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...
Northern Illinois’ bid at a Mid-American Conference Tournament berth fell short Saturday afternoon as the MAC Champion Ball State Cardinals (38-16, 22-4 MAC) defeated the Huskies, 10-2. Junior Micah McCulloch (Rochelle, Illinois/Rochelle Township) finished the game one triple shy of the cycle, going 3-for-3 with a home run, a double and two RBI. Kevin Sweeney...
The NIU Huskies (17-34-1, 11-14 MAC) scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to cut their deficit to one run, 4-3, but Ball State (36-16, 20-4 MAC) hung on to its lead to win its first Mid-American Conference regular season championship since 2001. Joe Battaglia (Westchester, Illinois/St. Joseph) finished 2-for-3 with two...
Alex Klonowski
Senior Alex Klonowski (Kearney, Missouri/Kearney) set the NIU baseball (16-33-1, 11-13 MAC) single-season record for complete game shutouts in a season Sunday to clinch the series over Akron in a 2-0 victory. Klonowski scattered two hits, striking out seven with two walks on Senior Day. The shutout by Klonowski also tied the career record for...
Eli Anderson
Senior Eli Anderson (Glenview, Illinois/New Trier) tossed his second-straight complete game and his third of the season as he struck out seven and walked only one to pick up his 200th career strikeout in a 4-1 victory over Akron (24-24, 11-12 MAC). The win was Anderson’s fourth of the season as the NIU Huskies improved...
Brian Sisler
The NIU Huskies (15-32-1, 9-12 MAC) had its opportunities to take the series at Kent State (30-17, 14-7 MAC) but the Golden Flashes plated five runs in the bottom of the second to take the series with an 8-2 victory. Brian Sisler (DeKalb, Illinois/DeKalb) finished 2-for-4 at the plate while Justin Fletcher (Pekin, Illinois/Illinois Central)...
Jordan Ruckman
Sophomore Jordan Ruckman (Kankakee, Illinois/Herscher) tossed the first complete game shutout of his career Wednesday night versus Northwestern (12-29) as Northern Illinois (14-30-1) defeated the Wildcats, 4-0. Ruckman fanned eight batters and only allowed three hits while walking four. “Jordan was outstanding and a lot of credit goes to him. He was throwing strikes and...
Jason Gasser
The Northern Illinois baseball team (13-30-1) hit a season-high three home runs Tuesday and poured nine runs on the UIC Flames (18-19) at Curtis Granderson Stadium, but it wasn’t enough as the Flames defeated the Huskies, 10-9. Chris Divarco (Long Grove, Illinois/Carmel Catholic) Jason Gasser (Dyer, Indiana/Mt. Carmel) and Alex Klonowski (Kearney, Missouri/Kearney) all homered...
Alex Klonowski
Senior Alex Klonowski (Kearney, Missouri/Kearney) threw his second complete game shutout of the season Sunday over Western Michigan (15-23, 6-12 MAC) to lead the NIU Huskies (13-29-1 8-10 MAC) over the Broncos and clinch the series, 1-0. Klonowski fanned eight batters and surrendered one walk in 123 pitches. The victory was NIU’s second-straight win via...
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,...
Alex Klonowski
The NIU Huskies (10-28-1, 6-9 MAC) topped the Mid-American Conference leaders Central Michigan (25-15, 12-3 MAC) on Easter Sunday, 3-1, thanks in part to a complete game effort on the mound by Alex Klonowski (Kearney, Mo./Kearney) and heads-up baseball by the Huskies, 3-1. Brian Sisler (DeKalb, Ill./DeKalb) drove in the winning run in the bottom...
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