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NIU baseball tabs Kunigonis as head coach

By Frank Gogola | January 5, 2015

Baseball has tabbed Mike Kunigonis (KOON-uh-GOHN-iss) as the Huskies’ fifth head coach since the program was reintroduced in 1991, according to a news release. This is Kunigonis’ first head coaching job at the Division I level.Kunigonis, 34, comes...

NIU baseball coach Ed Mathey resigns

By Northern Star Staff | November 20, 2014

Ed Mathey is hanging up his cleats as baseball’s head coach, he announced today.Mathey had been with the Huskies for the past 12 seasons after coming to NIU from North Central College in Naperville in 2003. He also played at and graduated from North...

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...

Senior pitcher Alex Klonowski winds up to pitch against Ohio on April 7, 2012. Klonowski is ranked as the No. 5 pitching prospect in the MAC.

Stop pretending the cold is OK and move baseball’s start back

By Steve Shonder | March 3, 2014

It’s exactly 1 degree out as I write this, but don’t worry: Baseball season is right around the corner. Right?You can worry. I’m worried, too. NIU baseball and softball have already kicked off, going to far-flung places like Arizona and Florida,...

NIUs Jeff Zimmerman, playing for Hannibal, drives a single to
the outfield Sunday night.

Zimmerman set to chase dream

By Brian Earle | June 19, 2013

After all the success baseball had this season with its first-ever MAC West title, former first basemen Jeff Zimmerman followed that up with a major accomplishment of his own. On June 8, the third day of the major league baseball draft, Zimmerman was...

Freshman baseball player brings stong offense to team

By Brian Thomas | May 6, 2013

Baseball has been led on offense by its upperclassmen, but freshman Tommy Hook has come in and made a name for himself as one of the most consistent hitters for the Huskies. This season, Hook has proven he was what it takes to get on base on a consistent...

Freshman baseball player leads team offense

By Brian Earle | May 1, 2013

Baseball has been led on offense by its upperclassmen, but freshman Tommy Hook has come in and made a name for himself as one of the most consistent hitters for the Huskies. This season, Hook has proven he was what it takes to get on base on a consistent...

Junior pitcher Alex Klonowski pitches on Sundays game against Miami University.

Baseball looks for redemption against Bradley rematch

By Brian Earle | April 29, 2013

In a rematch from earlier this season, baseball will hit the road to take on Bradley in a midweek game today in Peoria. The Huskies (18-23) will hope to fare better against the Braves (14-24) this time around as they handed the Huskies their worst loss...

Senior Jamison Wells swings at bat on Sunday in the game against Miami University.

Baseball holds strong showing in weekend games, ranks first in MAC standings

By Brian Earle | April 28, 2013

Baseball continued its strong play in the MAC this weekend as it won two out of three games against Miami (Ohio) at Ralph McKinzie Field. The Huskies (18-23, 13-5 MAC) took game one on Friday, 3-1, behind freshman Jordan Ruckman’s best performance this...

Baseball falls to Iowa

By Brian Earle | April 24, 2013

In its midweek showdown on the road against Iowa, baseball fell 3-2 in a game it had a good chance to win. Senior Jacob Goldenberg was on the bump for the Huskies as he got his first start of the season. Despite walking five batters, he was effective...

MAC baseball season could pay off for NIU

By Brian Earle | April 23, 2013

The MAC baseball season is quite similar to that of a nine-inning baseball game. Throughout the course of the season, the Huskies (16-21, 11-4 MAC) play nine weekend series against MAC opponents. The games are crucial in deciding the Huskies’ place...

Baseball set for Northwesern matchup

By Brian Earle | April 22, 2013

While baseball has not played especially strong in its midweek games this season, it will look to turn the tides in a matchup against Northwestern today in Evanston. The Huskies (16-21) have won their last four MAC series and have lost just two games...