Sacramento State shuts out Huskies baseball in doubleheader

The NIU baseball team was scoreless in both games on their second day against the Hornets


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DeKALB — The NIU baseball team was shut out in both games of a doubleheader Saturday on the second day of their trip to Sacramento State.

Game one: Sacramento State 8, NIU 0

The starting pitcher for the Hornets, Griffin Harrison, threw a no-hitter against the Huskies in the first seven-inning game of the day. Two errors from Sacramento State infielders allowed NIU batters to reach base twice, preventing a perfect game for Harrison. 

On the offensive side of the ball, the Hornets had seven hits. A five-run rally from Sacramento in the third inning forced NIU to make a pitching change from senior starting pitcher Michael Lasiewicz.

Game two: Sacramento State 2, NIU 0

The second seven-inning game of the day saw less action from both teams as the game was scoreless through six innings. Sacramento State outfielder Josh Walker hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to walk off the game for the Hornets.

The Huskies had a better showing on offense and defense than their first game of the doubleheader. Senior starting pitcher Kyle Seebach pitched a complete game with five strikeouts. NIU had five total hits and drew three walks, but couldn’t find an opportunity to score with seven runners left on base.

Looking ahead to day three

NIU baseball’s trip to Sacramento State will come to a close at 2 p.m. CT Sunday with their fourth and final game of their series against the Hornets. The Huskies will look to avoid a complete series shutout from the non-conference competitor to start their season. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN+ and live stats can be viewed on the Sacramento State Athletics stat broadcast website.