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Huskies strike gold against Fighting Irish

Ryan Ostry

March 22, 2018

The baseball team defeated Notre Dame of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tuesday, ending an eight-game losing streak. 

Baseball swept in Indiana

Ryan Ostry

March 19, 2018

DeKALB — The baseball team (4-14) could not measure up to the Big Ten talent in Bloomington, Indiana, this past weekend as it got swept by the No. 14 ranked Indiana Hoosiers, putting the losing streak at eight games.NIU got blown out in the first game of the weekend series by a final score of 18-0 ...

Dunham on watchlist for award

Northern Star Staff

March 8, 2018

DeKALB — Baseball sophomore catcher Jake Dunham was acclaimed Wednesday to the Johnny Bench Watch List.The award highlights and identifies the top catcher in Division I who resembles the grit, moxie and superb talent of longtime Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench, according to a Thur...

All around consistency key for Huskies

Ryan Ostry

March 8, 2018

With Mid-American Conference games not starting until the end of March, small ball and pitching will play an integral role in the Huskies’ success to avoid finishing at the bottom of the Mid-American Conference again.The Huskies are off to a tough 4-7 start to begin the young season, but have the ab...

Batter Breakdown: Brad Wood

Roland Hacker

March 8, 2018

Name: Brad WoodPosition: InfielderHometown: Orland Park, IllinoisFavorite sports team: Chicago White Sox"I grew up watching them, and I don’t like the Cubs at all," Wood said.Interesting fact: Siblings also play ball“I had a brother that played baseball at Purdue and a sister that plays softball...

Baseball struggles in weekend series

Ryan Ostry

March 5, 2018

The change of scenery and weather apparently didn’t do much justice for the baseball team Friday through Sunday as NIU walked away with just one victory in four tries in the Lone Star State.The Huskies (4-7) dropped the first contest against the University of the Incarnate Word (8-5) by a final sc...

Baseball struggles against Hilltoppers

Ryan Ostry

February 26, 2018

DeKALB — The baseball team decided to heat up the bats in Sunday’s series finale against the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers to avoid the sweep after being outscored 20-7 in the first three matches.The Huskies (3-4) lost the first game by a final of 9-5, then dropped game two after a pitching duel...

Baseball goes 2-1 in opening week

Ryan Ostry

February 19, 2018

DeKALB — After losing the opening ball game of the year by a score of 3-2, the baseball team took two out of three games against the University of Central Arkansas Bears and took the series win.NIU combined for 15 runs in the final two games, giving up just seven behind dominant pitching from senior pi...

Baseball looking to rebound from 2017

Baseball looking to rebound from 2017

Ryan Ostry

February 15, 2018

DeKALB — Baseball season is right around the corner, as the Huskies will look to improve on a disappointing 2017 campaign when they finished 17-38 with an 11-13 record in the Mid-American Conference.Head Coach Mike Kunigonis will enter his fourth season at the helm for the Huskies, trying to adopt a...

Baseball to hold lead-off banquet

Northern Star Staff

January 21, 2018

DeKalb — The baseball team will host its annual Lead-Off Banquet in an effort to help raise funds for the program.The public is invited to the banquet, which features a dinner and a silent auction. The baseball team will honor its 2013 Mid-American Conference West Division Champions as their MAC W...

Cubs pitching costs them repeat

Cubs outfielder Albert Almora reacts during the ninth inning of game five of the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers Oct. 19. The Dodgers won game five 11-1 to defeat the Cubs 4-1 in the series.

Eddie Garcia

October 23, 2017

For the 17th consecutive season, Major League Baseball will not see repeat World Series Champions after the Los Angeles Dodgers closed out the Chicago Cubs in five games of the National League Championship Series.The Chicago Cubs were plagued throughout the playoffs because they were out pitched, primarily due t...

NLDS shifts to decisive game five

Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester throws a pitch in game four of the National League Division Series Wednesday. The Cubs lost the game 5-0.

Eddie Garcia

October 12, 2017

The Cubs got shutout in game four of the National League Division Series but will have a good chance to win game five Thursday if they keep up the consistent starting pitching and get the bats going.Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg tossed a gem as he went seven shutout innings while striking ...