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Baseball continues solid start to MAC play

By Thomas Hiley III | April 11, 2016

Baseball (9-21, 5-4 MAC) went 2-1 in a three-game series against Central Michigan University (7-26, 2-4 MAC) over the weekend, winning the final game with a walk-off hit in extra innings.Game 1The Huskies won the first matchup of the series Friday by...

Senior Justin Fletcher is called safe in a game against Toledo on April 5, 2014. 

Baseball takes tough loss after winning streak

By Christopher Loggins | March 31, 2016

Senior Justin Fletcher is called safe in a game against Toledo on April 5, 2014. 

Sophomore pitcher Andrew Frankenreider delivers a pitch in the game against the Eastern Michigan Eagles on April 26. The Huskies are currently tied for ninth in the MAC, and the top eight teams make the MAC Tournament.

NIU baseball: Huskies’ MAC Tournament hopes dwindling

By Steve Shonder | May 4, 2015

Baseball has just seven games left to make up a lot of ground in its hunt for a playoff spot.After seeing a four-game winning streak come to a halt in a 14-2 blowout loss to the Central Michigan Chippewas on Friday, the Huskies managed to get a win Saturday,...

NIU baseball: Huskies salvage series final against Toledo

By Steve Shonder | April 20, 2015

Baseball finally came to life in this weekend’s series finale against the Toledo Rockets.The Rockets (15-24, 8-7 MAC) took two out of three games from the Huskies (15-24, 5-10 MAC) over the weekend in Toledo, Ohio. NIU was held scoreless in the first...

NIU baseball: Huskies’ 9th-inning comeback attempt falls short

By Steve Shonder | April 16, 2015

Baseball (14-22, 4-8 MAC) put the winning run on base in the bottom of the ninth, but it wasn’t able to pull off a comeback on Wednesday.The Huskies fell to the Bradley Braves (24-9), 12-11, at Ralph McKinzie Field. NIU had its offense clicking for...

Baseball shuts out Wildcats

By Brian Earle | April 30, 2014

Behind starting pitcher Jordan Ruckman’s first complete game shutout, baseball coasted to a 4-0 victory over Northwestern Wednesday at Standard Bank Stadium in Crestwood.Ruckman picked up his first win of the season while the Huskies (14-30-1) earned...

Baseball falls to UIC Flames in road match

By Brian Earle | April 30, 2014

In a high-scoring affair, baseball found itself on the short end of the stick, falling to UIC 10-9 Tuesday night on the road.Both teams got the bats out as the Huskies recorded 12 hits while the Flames came away with 11 hits.The Huskies jumped out to...

Baseball squeezes out win

By Brian Earle | April 23, 2014

Baseball was able to even up its season series with UW-Milwaukee as it came away with a 3-2 victory Wednesday at Ralph McKinzie Field.The Huskies (11-28-1) secured the victory behind their errorless play on defense and their go-ahead run late in the bottom...

Baseball falls in mid-week doubleheader

By Brian Earle | April 16, 2014

Baseball came away empty-handed as it lost both games of a doubleheader to Bradley in Peoria Wednesday.The Huskies (9-26-1) were shutout by the Braves (20-13) 3-0 in game one and came up short in game two, falling 7-5.In game one, the bottom of the second...

Senior outfielder Landon Tenhagen is disappointed by an umpire’s call during the Huskies’ 3-2 loss to the UW-Milwaukee Panthers Wednesday at Ralph McKinzie Field. Tenhagen went 1-for-4 at the plate against the Panthers.

Klonowski throws shutout in series capper

By Brian Earle | April 6, 2014

Pitcher Alex Klonowski put together the best outing of his career on the mound, tossing a complete game shutout in a 7-0 victory against Toledo at Ralph McKinzie Field in the series finale Sunday.Klonowski allowed just one walk and one hit against the...

Baseball downs Valparaiso Crusaders

By Brian Earle | April 2, 2014

Baseball won its second consecutive midweek game, defeating Valparaiso, 10-6, on the road Wednesday in come-from-behind fashion.The Huskies (5-19-1) held a 4-2 lead going into the bottom of the fifth inning after infielder Alex Klonowski doubled down...

Local pantries focus on offering dinners

By Erin Kolb | November 4, 2013

Area food pantries are making changes to host dinners.Nancy Hicks, site coordinator for the VAC Community Meal Program, said since July 2009, VAC’s main location at 330 Grove St. has been offering meals on the first, third and fifth Wednesdays of every...