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For the first time since March 22-24 versus Kent State, the Northern Illinois baseball team (20-26, 14-7 MAC) dropped a series, falling in game three at Toledo (19-27, 10-11 MAC), 9-2. “Toledo came out swinging the bat and won the game. There’s no doubt about that; that’s just how baseball works sometimes. They were the...
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...
Brian Sisler
A five-hit five run rally in the top of the eighth inning for Northern Illinois (19-24) overcame a 5-2 UIC (20-21) lead as the Huskies extinguished the Flames, 7-5. Seven different NIU players drove in the runs with Joe Battaglia (Westchester/St. Joseph) leading the way again on a 2-for-3, one home run, two-run night at...
Johnny Zubek
The Northern Illinois baseball team (18-24) jumped on the board first with one run to lead the game, but a five run first and a four run fourth by Bradley (15-25) overcame a first inning deficit as the Huskies fell to the Braves, 11-5. The Huskies left 14 runners on base during the game and...
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,...
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...
Connor Schomig
A forecast for rain showers in the Evanston area Tuesday afternoon has canceled the midweek contest between Northern Illinois (16-21) and Northwestern (17-14). The Huskies will return to action tomorrow afternoon for a clash with Big Ten foe Iowa. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. NIU last faced the Hawkeyes April 21, 2010, in...
Eli Anderson
Following his fourth-consecutive complete game in which he struck out 12 and walked zero, junior Eli Anderson was named Mid-American Conference West Division co-Pitcher of the Week. The award is Anderson’s third in the last four weeks. Last Saturday versus Western Michigan, Anderson continued his streak of complete games with four-consecutive, becoming the first NIU...
Eli Anderson and Alex Klonowski
For the first time since 2011, Northern Illinois baseball swept Mid-American Conference Pitcher and Player of the Week honors as pitcher Eli Anderson (Glenview/New Trier) and second baseman/pitcher Alex Klonowski (Kearney, Mo./Kearney) collected the accolades. Anderson is the reigning MAC West Pitcher of the Week following a complete shutout versus Kent State. NIU last swept...
Jamison Wells
One week to the day from the start of the baseball season, senior Jamison Wells was named the best baserunner in the Mid-American Conference on CollegeBaseballInsider.com’s preseason poll. The poll is voted on each season by coaches from around the MAC. Wells has stolen 52 bases in 67 attempts (.776) over the last two seasons....
Ed Mathey
The Northern Illinois baseball team announced the addition of four right-handed pitchers in its early signing class of 2013 Wednesday morning. Skipper Ed Mathey, now in his 11th season at Northern Illinois, will welcome three transfers, highlighted by one Northwoods League Summer All-Star, one of the tallest players in program history and one incoming freshman...
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