Huskie go 1-3 in Nevada series

By Brian Earle

Baseball played a four-game series against Nevada over the weekend.

The Huskies (1-7) went 1-3 over the weekend, dropping their first two games of the series, losing 7-3 on Friday and 13-0 in game one of a doubleheader on Saturday.

NIU was able to bounce back from its crushing defeat and turn the tide on the Wolfpack, beating them 12-4 in game two of Saturday’s doubleheader.

This is the Huskies’ first win in February since 2009. They jumped out on the Wolfpack early in the first inning, putting up three runs in the first inning.

Nevada got back in the game, scoring a run in the fifth and sixth innings to bring the score to 3-2. In the seventh inning, the Huskies broke the game open on a three-run homer from freshman shortstop Brian Sisler. It was Sisler’s first collegiate home run. The Huskies scored five total runs in the inning.

The Huskies would add three insurance runs in the ninth inning after Nevada scored two in the eighth inning.

NIU recorded 19 hits in the game. The team was led by junior right fielder Landon Tenhagen, who recorded four hits and three RBIs.

Senior center fielder Jamison Wells, freshman Sisler and junior first baseman Jeff Zimmerman all added three hits in the game.

“It’s always good to get that first win off the board,” said coach Ed Mathey. “Our kids have been battling hard; we’ve had a pretty good schedule…. The guys are giving us great efforts and they got rewarded with the victory. That helps pick up everybody’s spirits.”

The Huskies played strong in the series finale on Sunday, but fell 3-1.