Baseball regular season finale suspended due to weather conditions


By Justin Kelley

DeKALB — The baseball team’s regular season finale on Saturday was cancelled due to inclement weather. The Huskies were set to finish the final series of the year against Bowling Green State University.

NIU Athletics reported the game will not be made up and the Huskies will finish the season with a 18-34 record. All but four of NIU’s wins came against Mid-American Conference teams, finishing with a 14-12 record in conference.

The Huskies also acknowledged their departing seniors when pitcher William Anderson, first baseman Ty Jandrowski and outfielder Josh Mutter were honored

Anderson and Mutter started their careers at NIU in 2016, while Jandrowski transferred from Madison College in 2017.

Anderson appeared in 54 games for the Huskies over his career, starting 38 games. Some of Anderson’s highlights include a shutout against Southern Illinois University in 2016 and 43 strikeouts over 43 innings in 2018.

Like Anderson, Mutter ate up a lot of innings for the Huskies. Mutter spent his time in center field playing 78 games. The Huskie had a ten-game hitting streak this season spanding from April seventh through the twenty-third. Mutter also recorded six multiple-hit games this year including three-hit games against SIU and Western Michigan University.

Jandrowski started in 59 games throughout his last two years at NIU. The Huskie spent majority of his time playing first base, but also pitched in 11 games. This year, Jandrowski hit his first home run as a Huskie coming against SIU.

NIU’s next game is against University of Miami (OH) Redhawks in the MAC Tournament. NIU took the season series against the Redhawks winning two of three games.

First pitch it set for Wednesday May 22 at Sprenger Stadium in Avon, Ohio.