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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 (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...
Landon Tenhagen
After building a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning and mounting a comeback in the top of the ninth inning at No. 11 Cal Poly (14-3), Northern Illinois University (1-15-1) fell to the Mustangs in the series finale, 11-9. The Huskies outhit Cal Poly in the game 17-11 and forced the Mustangs...
Tommy Hook
The Northern Illinois University baseball team threatened on several occasions Tuesday night at Baggett Stadium, but was unable to complete the comeback as they fell to No. 11 Cal Poly, 4-2, in the first game of the three-game set. Justin Fletcher (Pekin, Ill./Illinois Central College) and Alex Klonowski (Kearney, Mo./Kearney) each batted in a run...
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...
Eli Anderson
In frigid baseball temperatures, the Northern Illinois pitching staff outlasted Souther Illinois in the series opener as the Huskies (1-6-1) defeated the Salukis (5-3), 1-0. Pitcher Eli Anderson (Glenview, Ill./New Trier) hurled 7.1 innings, striking out eight while scattering five hits and allowing two walks. The temperature at first pitch, 12:03 p.m., was 43 degrees...
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...
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,...
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...
Like a heavyweight title fight, Northern Illinois (14-21, 9-4 MAC) and Ohio (9-6, 5-8 MAC) traded blows in game one of its Mid-American Conference series Friday. It was the Bobcats that would prevail however, as they defeated the Huskies, 5-4. Ohio responded with runs in two of the Huskies three scoring innings. “Ohio did a...
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