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Nate Ruzich
Tied 8-8 in the bottom of the ninth with runners on first and second and two outs Sunday, junior Nate Ruzich (Joliet/South Suburban College) drove in classmate Landon Tenhagen (Burlington, Wis./Madison Area TC) from second base to give Northern Illinois (14-19, 9-3 MAC) a series sweep over Western Michigan (11-24, 5-7 MAC) on a walk-off...
Landon Tenhagen
Trailing 3-1 in the eighth inning, the Northern Illinois baseball team (11-18, 6-3 MAC) rallied back with a two-run homerun in the eighth and a pair of RBI walks in the ninth to defeat Central Michigan (12-18, 3-6 MAC) and claim the Huskies first series in Mt. Pleasant since 2009, 5-3. Landon Tenhagen (Burlington, Wis./Madison...
Jamison Wells
For the second-straight game, the Northern Illinois baseball team (9-17) tallied at least 10 hits and runs in a game as it defeated UW-Milwaukee (11-12) in the Huskies home opener, 10-6. Freshman Bobby Kuntzendorf (Yorkville/Aurora Christian) earned his first career victory as the starting pitcher. Senior Jamison Wells batted 3-for-4 with three runs, four RBI...
Alex Klonowski
Pressure – the burden of physical or mental distress, according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary. NIU (8-17, 4-2 MAC) did not carry a burden or feel distress versus Akron (4-20, 2-4 MAC) on Easter Sunday as it scored 11 of its 14 runs with two outs to sweep the series and defeat the Zips, 14-4. It was...
Eli Anderson
It was Northern Illinois’ (7-17, 3-2 MAC) Eli Anderson (Glenview/New Trier) who emerged victorious in a pitchers’ dual Saturday afternoon versus Akron (4-19, 2-3 MAC) as the junior hurled his second-straight complete game shutout to defeat the Zips and clinch the series, 2-1. Centerfielder Jamison Wells (Combined Locks, Wis./Kimberly) broke the NIU record for career...
Alex Klonowski
In call and response fashion at All Pro Freight Stadium, the Northern Illinois baseball team (6-17, 2-2 MAC) defeated Akron (4-18, 2-2 MAC) with two runs in the top of the ninth to give the Huskies a 4-3 victory. Junior Alex Klonowski (Kearney, Mo./Kearney) finished 4-for-4 with two runs and a walk in the game....
Zach Badgley
A seven-run top of the second inning and consistent pitching propelled Northern Illinois (3-13) to victory over Murray State (7-10) at Regan Field, 8-4. Freshman Jon Savarise (Lincolnshire/Stevenson) hurled four innings of relief duty to earn his first career save in the victory by Zach Badgley (McHenry/McHenry). “Our pitchers did a great job limiting the...
Eli Anderson
Northern Illinois jumped out to early lead at Southern Illinois and created chances to separate itself from the Salukis but were unable to add to the lead and fell in game two of the doubleheader, 4-2. Jeff Zimmerman (Tinley Park/Andrew) finished 3-for-4 at the plate with two doubles. “We didn’t seize our opportunities when we...
Jeff Zimmerman
Northern Illinois opened the 2013 Dairy Queen Classic with aggression and smarts at the plate with eight hits and five walks to get runners on base versus Utah (5-3). The Huskies (1-8) were unable to drive the runners home however as they left 11 men on base in a 6-1 loss to the Utes. “The...
Alex Klonowski
Northern Illinois outhit Nevada in a series finale pitcher’s duel at Peccole Park, 7-4, but a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth handed the Huskies a 3-1 loss. Junior Alex Klonowski (Kearney, Mo./Kearney) pitched career-highs in innings pitched (7.1) and strikeouts (6). “It was a well played college baseball game, both pitchers...
Connor Schomig
Northern Illinois combined for eight hits and zero errors on opening night while three freshman pitchers combined for four scoreless innings and one hit at Texas Tech in the Brooks Wallace Memorial Classic. NIU fell to TTU, 8-0, and will return to the diamond at 10 a.m. today versus Brigham Young. “We saw some good...
Jeff Zimmerman
Northern Illinois infielder Jeff Zimmerman (Tinley Park/Victor J. Andrew) has been selected to Perfect Game USA’s top-prospect list for the Northwoods League. Zimmerman played for the Madison Mallards over the summer, where he set the single season record for RBI (57) and tied the home runs record in a season (13). Zimmerman was ranked 50th...
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