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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...
Connor Schomig
With two outs and the winning run on first base for Northern Illinois (9-28-1, 5-9 MAC), following a two run top of the ninth for Central Michigan (25-14, 12-2 MAC), the Huskies were unable to clear the bases as they fell to the Chippewas, 5-3. Senior Connor Schomig (Darien, Ill./Hinsdale South) went 3-for-5 at the...
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...
Tommy Hook
The NIU Huskies (8-22-1, 4-6 MAC) were relentless Friday in the series opener at Eastern Michigan (11-20, 1-9 MAC) as it scored in five innings and amassed 12 hits to defeat the Eagles, 10-2. The Huskies were error-free defensively and turned four double plays, a new season-high. Northern Illinois improved to 5-2 in the last...
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...
Connor Schomig
After surrendering the lead in the fifth inning to Valparaiso (9-13) – trailing by two, 6-4 – the Northern Illinois baseball team (5-19-1) retook the lead in the seventh inning and never looked back to defeat the Crusaders, 10-6. The Huskies amassed 13 hits in effort, three by leadoff hitter Carl Russell (Grayslake, Ill./Grayslake North). Alex Smith...
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...
Tommy Hook
Playing extra innings baseball for third time in the last five games, the Northern Illinois baseball team (22-33) surrendered two runs in the top of the 11th to Bowling Green (21-28) as the Huskies fell to the Falcons, 6-4. “We had a great approach on the offensive side of the ball on their starting pitcher....
Connor Schomig
MAC West champions! The Northern Illinois baseball team (22-32, 16-11 MAC) clinched its first ever Mid-American Conference West division championship Saturday afternoon in 10 innings at Ball Diamond as the Huskies defeated Ball State (28-23, 15-12 MAC) on Connor Schomig’s (Darien/Hinsdale South) three-run double, 6-4. NIU now travels to the MAC Tournament in Avon, Ohio,...
Tommy Hook
It was a hitters’ day at Ralph McKinzie Field with winds blowing out from home plate to cause havoc to players on the field. Though Northern Illlinois (21-27, 15-8 MAC) took advantage of those opportunities, Eastern Michigan (23-26, 10-13 MAC) capitalized more to defeat the Huskies, 17-12. Joe Battaglia (Westchester/St. Joseph) was 2-for-2 with two...
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