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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...
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....
Nate Ruzich
Northern Illinois catcher Nate Ruzich (Joliet, Ill./South Suburban College) was named the Mid-American Conference’s West Division Player of the Week in the conference’s final weekly award. Ruzich earned his first career honor with strong play behind the dish and at the plate. The award is the Huskies second player of the week award this season...
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,...
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...
Eli Anderson
In a pitchers’ duel featuring two of the Mid-American Conference’s top hurlers, Northern Illinois (21-31, 15-10 MAC) fell to Ball State (27-22, 14-11 MAC) in Game One of this week’s series, 3-2. Eli Anderson (Glenview/New Trier) tossed his sixth complete game of the season in the loss. BSU pitcher Scott Baker also tossed a complete...
Northern Illinois (21-30) played its final non-conference games of the season Tuesday night with a pair at UW-Milwaukee (28-19). A strong finish at the end of Game One carried over into Game Two, but the Huskies dropped both contests, including their first in extra innings, 10-2 and 2-1 in eight innings. “I was happy at...
Connor Duckhorn
Northern Illinois (21-28, 15-9 MAC) dropped game three of its series to Eastern Michigan (24-26, 11-13 MAC) Sunday as the Huskies fell to the Eagles, 12-7. Five of NIU’s batters collected multiple hits in the game while Nate Ruzich (Joliet/South Suburban College) and Brian Sisler (DeKalb/DeKalb) collected two RBI apiece. NIU is now two games...
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...
Nate Ruzich
Down 5-0 in the bottom of the seventh to Miami (Ohio) (20-22, 10-8 MAC), the Northern Illinois baseball team (18-23, 13-5 MAC) rallied back to within one run but was unable to get over the hump as the Huskies fell to Redhawks, 6-4. Pitcher/designated hitter Alex Klonowski (Kearney, Mo./Kearney) finished 3-for-5 with two RBI in...
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...
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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