Baseball ends winning streak

By Scott Nicol

After winning seven in a row, NIU baseball was swept over the weekend in a three-game series against the University of Toledo after losing 11-2 on Sunday.

The Huskies were outscored 25-10 in the series, and only scored a total of two runs in the contests on Saturday and Sunday.

The only close game in the series came Friday when the Huskies rallied in the ninth inning with a two-out, two-run home run by senior shortstop Brian Sisler to pull within one run, but the Huskies late-inning efforts came up short as they lost 9-8. The team collectively made four errors on the day.

“It was a tough day,” said Head Coach Mike Kunigonis, according to an NIU Athletics news release. “Anytime you make four errors in a game, you’re going to be behind the eight ball. We battled back in the ninth again but came up short.”

The three losses move the Huskies’ overall record to 18-29 and 12-9 in the Mid-American Conference, putting them 2 games behind Ball State University for the MAC West lead with six conference games left, including a three-game series against Ball State University to end the regular season.

The Huskies are off until Friday when they’ll travel to Ypsilanti, Michigan to face Eastern Michigan University before going to Milwaukee to play one game against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers. NIU will close the regular season out at home in a three-game series against Ball State University beginning on May 19 and concluding with a double-header on May 20, before starting the MAC tournament on May 25.