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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...
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...
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...
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...
The NIU Huskies (9-25-1) played two tight games Wednesday night in Peoria’s Dozer Park versus Bradley (20-13) as the Huskies dropped both games in its doubleheader, 3-0, 7-5. Sophomore Justin Fletcher (Pekin, Ill./Illinois Central) finished the games 2-for-6 with an RBI and a double. Relief pitcher Andrew Frankenreider (Peoria, Ill./Dunlap) pitched one inning in game...
Brian Sisler
Sophomore Ryan Olson (Sterling, Ill./Newman Central Catholic) pitched strong innings for the Huskies Wednesday for the NIU Huskies (7-22-1), surrendering zero earned runs and striking out four, but the effort wasn’t enough as UW-Milwaukee (10-12) scored two runs in the eighth inning to defeat NIU, 3-2. His seven innings were and four strikeouts were both...
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,...
Alex Klonowski
A complete game, one-hit shutout by Alex Klonowski (Kearney, Mo./Kearney) – the first for NIU since April 1, 1997 at Valparaiso – served as a catalyst for a Northern Illinois (6-21-1, 3-6 MAC) victory over Toledo (12-16, 4-5 MAC) Sunday afternoon as the Huskies defeated the Rockets, 7-0. It was the first shutout in Klonowski’s career...
Connor Schomig
Northern Illinois baseball (5-21-1, 2-6 MAC) started slow against Toledo (12-15, 4-3 MAC) in its first two games at the Ralph McKinzie Field, mounting two late rallies on the Rockets. A pinch-hit grand slam by Micah McCulloch (Rochelle, Ill./Rochelle Township) in game one and a four run seventh in game two opened the door for...
Eli Anderson
The Northern Illinois baseball team dropped a pair of tightly contested ball games Sunday versus Bowling Green at Grand Park as NIU (4-19-1, 2-4 MAC) fell to Bowling Green (8-16, 2-4 MAC) in Sunday’s doubleheader, 4-1, 7-3. The Huskies stranded seven runners on base in both contests. “Today we just didn’t have the three phases...
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