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Huskies sweep Ohio for first time since 2007

James Krause

April 8, 2019

DeKALB — The baseball team won its second Mid-American conference series of the year, sweeping the Ohio Bobcats for the first time since 2007 over the weekend.NIU held off a Bobcats comeback Friday, kept Ohio in check Saturday and capitalized off early errors to get the sweep Sunday.“We pitched and pl...

Huskies swept by Central Michigan to fall to 3-3 in MAC play

James Krause

April 1, 2019

DeKALB — After opening its Mid-American Conference schedule with three straight wins, the baseball team was swept this weekend in a three-game series against the Central Michigan Chippewas.The Huskies lost both games in a doubleheader Friday in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. NIU would also lose a barn burner 1...

Huskies end win streak with loss to UIC

James Krause

March 28, 2019

DeKALB--The baseball team’s winning streak came to an end Tuesday, losing to the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames 8-3 in a one-off road game.Head Coach Mike Kunigonis said he was disappointed with the outcome, but can takeaway the fact his team is improving."It was a disappointing outcome today,"...

Baseball sweeps Eastern Michigan in first home series

James Krause

March 26, 2019

DeKALB — The baseball team started their Mid-American Conference season with a home sweep of the Eastern Michigan Eagles in a three-game weekend series.Head Coach Mike Kunigonis said the team showed its true colors with the three victories and first series win of the season.“This is the group we...

Huskies comeback falls short against Chicago State

Jame Krause

March 21, 2019

DeKALB -- The baseball team surged late Tuesday against Chicago State, but it wasn’t enough as they fell to the Cougars 10-8.The Huskies scored seven runs over the seventh and eighth innings, but couldn’t put up enough to tie the game to extend the game.Head Coach Mike Kunigonis told NIU Athletics m...

Baseball ends losing streak but drops series to Valpo

James Krause

March 19, 2019

DeKALB -- The baseball team ended their four-game losing streak this weekend, but still dropped two of three in a neutral location series with the Valparaiso Crusaders.The Huskies split the Saturday doubleheader with Valparaiso before losing the series-deciding game 5-2 Sunday.Head Coach Mike Kunigonis s...

Baseball drops two to Kansas State; falls to 3-13

Baseball drops two to Kansas State; falls to 3-13

James Krause

March 15, 2019

MANHATTAN, KANSAS -- The baseball team saw an offensive explosion in both games against the Kansas State Wildcats, but came out of the mid-week series without a win.All Huskie runs came in the first four innings, with the team only getting three combined hits after the fifth inning of both games.Related:...

Baseball drops two of three to Salukis

James Krause

March 12, 2019

CARBONDALE -- The baseball team dropped two of three this weekend against the Southern Illinois Salukis, falling to 3-11 on the season.After dropping game one Friday 3-1, the team broke a six-game losing streak Saturday with a 17-2 victory, but a late Sunday rally wasn’t enough to pick up the series wi...

Huskies swept in weekend series against Kansas

James Krause

March 3, 2019

DeKALB — The baseball team was swept in its weekend series against the Kansas Jayhawks.NIU lost the opening contest of Friday’s doubleheader 8-1 before losing the afternoon game 7-2.Saturday the Huskies dropped a tightly-contested game 3-1, finishing the weekend winless and with a 2-9 overall recor...

Huskies drop a double-header to Austin Peay

Huskies drop a double-header to Austin Peay

James Krause

February 26, 2019

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - After picking up a pair of wins on its weekend road trip, the baseball team dropped a pair of games to Austin Peay in a Sunday doubleheader.In total, the Huskies gave up 23 runs over the two games, with one being called early due to the mercy rule.Game 1-Governors 15, Huskies 3 (s...

Huskies ride 14 hits to second straight victory

Huskies ride 14 hits to second straight victory

James Krause

February 24, 2019

The baseball team rode a season-high 14 hits and held off a late surge to beat the Belmont Bruins by a score of 7-5 Saturday in Nashville, Tennessee.Junior infielder Tommy Szczasny started the scoring for the Huskies with an RBI single in the first. Szczasny finished with two hits and a walk to acco...

Baseball picks up first win of the season

Baseball picks up first win of the season

James Krause

February 21, 2019

The baseball team picked up their first win of the season over the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders 3-2 in extra innings Thursday.NIU grabbed the win thanks to an RBI single from sophomore outfielder Kam Smith in the tenth inning to bring home junior infielder Tommy Szczasny.Szczasny helped the Hu...