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NIUs Joe Etcheverry his a home run in the bottom of the 5th inning Wednesday against Aurora.

Four-run eighth inning keys 7-6 Aurora win over NIU baseball

March 30, 2011

A four-run eighth inning keyed a 7-6 win by Division III Aurora over the NIU baseball team on Wednesday evening at Ralph McKinzie Field. Aurora's Ryan Adams smacked a two-run home run in the eighth that tied the score at six. Before the game-tying shot,...

NIU shortstop Alex Jones (pictured) and pitcher Zach Oates swept this weeks MAC Player of the Week awards.

Two NIU baseball players garner MAC West Player of the Week honors

March 23, 2011

Sweat equity. That's the term NIU baseball head coach Ed Mathey uses to associate the work his players put in, with the ultimate payoff being success on the diamond. Huskie pitcher Zach Oates and shortstop Alex Jones sweated it out enough to garner MAC...

NIU pitcher Zach Oates pitched a three-hit, complete game shutout against Illinois over spring break.

Huskies dominate competition over spring break

By Andrew Singer | March 20, 2011

Spring break proved to be just what the previously winless NIU baseball team needed, as the Huskies went 5-1 over the week. NIU (5-11) reeled off five consecutive wins before falling to Saint Louis on Sunday afternoon. The Huskies ended a weather-induced...

Huskies briefs for March 4

By Katie Leb | March 3, 2011

DeKALB | The sports seasons are in the midst of changing from winter to spring. As the winter sports are winding down and the spring sports are getting into their first match-ups, freshmen are in a unique position.Some are about to end their rookie seasons,...

Zach Oates (29) has added a changeup to his 2011 pitching repertoire.

Zach Oates changes it up for NIU baseball

By Andrew Singer | February 28, 2011

Standing at 6-feet-7-inches, Zach Oates is imposing. As of late, though, it’s the right-hander’s pitching that has people feeling small. The senior on the NIU baseball team is fast becoming the ace of the Huskies’ 2011 pitching staff. In 12 innings...

The Rant: What the Wittels?

By Andrew Singer | February 16, 2011

Remember Garrett Wittels? He's the Florida International University shortstop that ended last season on a 56-game hitting streak, two games shy of Robin Ventura's Division-I record 58-game streak. Last December, the junior was charged with the rape of...