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The Huskies closed its final home stand with two losses to the University of Toledo Rockets.

Huskies drop final home series

By Roland Hacker | May 7, 2018

DeKalb — The baseball team lost two of three games this weekend against the University of Toledo Rockets at Ralph McKinzie Field.NIU dropped the first two games of the series but rebounded to win the finale Sunday.Sunday was also Senior Day and the...

Senior pitcher Joe Hawks winds up during the first game of the series against the Kent State University Golden Flashes on Friday. The Huskies lost the game 7-4. 

Baseball ends losing streak

By Eddie Garcia | April 16, 2017

DeKALB — The Huskies ended the series with an 8-7 walk-off win Sunday but were unable to secure victories in the first two games against the Kent State University Golden Flashes at Ralph McKinzie Field.NIU (9-25, 5-6 Mid-American Conference) lost Friday’s...

NIU baseball: Huskies drop 2 of 3 at Central Michigan

By Steve Shonder | May 4, 2015

Baseball (20-28, 8-13 MAC) wasn’t able to make up any ground in the MAC in its three-game series with the Central Michigan Chippewas (30-17, 15-6 MAC) over the weekend in Kalamazoo, Mich.The Chippewas scored 34 runs in the series as they took two out...

NIU baseball: Huskies give back to DeKalb

NIU baseball: Huskies give back to DeKalb

By Steve Shonder | April 30, 2015

Baseball is hoping to make a more visible difference in DeKalb by reaching out to community members in need.Beginning in January, head coach Mike Kunigonis set up the DeKalb Pride Project, which has baseball’s players going out and giving back to the...

NIU baseball: Huskies take 2 of 3 from Eastern Michigan Eagles

By Steve Shonder | April 27, 2015

Baseball (17-26, 7-11 MAC) took two out of three from the Eastern Michigan Eagles (17-26, 7-11 MAC) in a three-game series over the weekend in DeKalb.The doubleheader sweep Sunday marked the first time the Huskies won two games in a row and won a series...

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: Andrew Frankenreider provides closure

By Steve Shonder | April 27, 2015

Sophomore Andrew Frankenreider is racking up the saves this season as baseball’s closer after picking up just one save in his freshman campaign.Frankenreider has six saves in the Huskies’ 17 wins this season and he’s been the go-to guy out of the...

NIU baseball: Huskies drop extra-innings affair to No. 17 Iowa

By Steve Shonder | April 23, 2015

Baseball (15-25 5-10) had enough solid pitching to hold on for 11 innings, but the No. 17 Iowa Hawkeyes (27-11) managed a walk-off walk to snag a 4-3 win Wednesday in Iowa City, Iowa.“We pitched very well,” said head coach Mike Kunigonis. “We did...

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 have 9-game losing streak after meeting with Zips

By Steve Shonder | April 13, 2015

Baseball (13-21, 4-8 MAC) extended its losing streak to nine games when it was swept by the Akron Zips (16-16, 8-4 MAC) over the weekend.The Huskies continued to struggle at the plate during their losing streak. They hit .162 over the series, totaling...

NIU baseball: Huskies’ comeback attempt falls short against Milwaukee

By Steve Shonder | April 1, 2015

Baseball (13-14, 4-2 MAC) wasn’t able to finish March with a winning record, as its comeback fell short against the UW-Milwaukee Panthers (12-8), 13-11, Tuesday at Ralph McKenzie Field.How it happenedThe Panthers slugged their way to a 13-3 by the middle...

NIU baseball: Huskies earn series win over Buffalo Bulls

By Steve Shonder | March 23, 2015

Baseball opened conference play this past weekend by winning two out of three games against the Buffalo Bulls.The Huskies (11-11, 2-1 MAC) swept the Bulls (4-12, 1-2 MAC) in a doubleheader, 3-1 and 3-2, Saturday at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind. With the...

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...

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