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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...
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...
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,...
Anthony Andres
Despite a biting wind and cold, the Northern Illinois baseball team (4-17-1, 2-3 MAC) accounted for 10 hits and nine runs versus Bowling Green (6-16, 0-4 MAC) in the series opener at Grand Park. With solid defense and pitching to compliment the hitting, NIU held BG scoreless for the Falcons first shutout of the season,...
Landon Tenhagen
After surrendering five runs in the bottom of the eight inning to trail UIC, 7-3, Northern Illinois (2-15-1) plated five runs in the top of the ninth inning to put out the Flames (4-10), 8-7. Senior Landon Tenhagen (Burlington, Wis./Madison Area Tech) hit a three-run homer — his first of the season — to lift...
Chris Divarco
Despite some solid extended relief work from freshman Matt Williams (Geneva, Ill./Geneva), the Northern Illinois University baseball team dropped a 10-1 loss Wednesday night at Baggett Stadium against No. 11 Cal Poly. After limiting the potent Mustang offense to four runs in the series’ lid-lifter, Cal Poly scored nine runs in the first three innings...
Brandon Mallder
The Northern Illinois baseball season came to a close in the Mid-American Conference Tournament against Buffalo Thursday morning as Bulls pitcher Mike Burke threw a complete game shutout to defeat the Huskies, 13-0. MAC West Champion NIU ends the 2013 season 22-34. It was only the third such pitching performance since 2004 and the 15th...
Northern Illinois reliever Zach Badgley (McHenry/McHenry) worked 4-2/3 innings for Huskies, limiting Ball State to one run, two hits and two strikeouts. NIU (21-32, 15-11 MAC) would fall to BSU (28-22, 15-11 MAC) in game two of the series, 14-3. Today’s game will now decide the Mid-American Conference West division champion. Ball State jumped out...
Junior pitchers Eli Anderson (Glenview/New Trier) and Kevin Sweeney (Chicago/Fenwick) combined for Northern Illinois second shutout of the season in Toledo as the Huskies (20-24, 14-5 MAC) defeated the Rockets (17-26, 8-11 MAC), 4-0. Freshman Tommy Hook (Lockport/Lockport Township) finished 2-for-5 with three RBI and a triple. “It was a good day, we moved Eli...
Jordan Ruckman
Following his first ever complete game victory, a two-hit performance versus Miami (Ohio), freshman Jordan Ruckman (Kankakee/Herscher) was named the Mid-American Conference West Division Pitcher of the Week Monday afternoon. The honor is the first of his career and NIU’s fourth pitcher of the week award. Ruckman, Northern Illinois Friday’s starter in the pitching rotation,...
Jordan Ruckman
Freshman Jordan Ruckman (Kankakee/Herscher) threw a two-hit complete game, Northern Illinois’ second such performance of the season, as the Huskies (17-22, 12-4 MAC) defeated Miami (Ohio), 3-1. It was NIU’s seventh complete game of the season and the first of Ruckman’s career. He completed the game with two hits, one earned run, two walks and five...
Jordan Ruckman
Tied 1-1 after two innings of play, the Northern Illinois baseball team (12-19, 7-3 MAC) rallied three runs in the third and one more in the fourth, clinching a 5-3 victory over Western Michigan (11-21, 5-5 MAC). Freshman Jordan Ruckman (Kankakee/Herscher) pitched seven innings, striking out and walking four, to earn his first collegiate victory...
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