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Bobcats take series over Huskies

By Roland Hacker | April 2, 2018

DeKALB — The baseball team (8-18, 2-4 Mid-American Conference) dropped two of three games in its weekend series against the Ohio University Bobcats.Saturday featured a double header split by the two teams with Ohio taking Sunday’s rubber match by...

Freshman pitcher Michael Lasiewicz throws a pitch in the Huskies’ 9-5 home win Sunday against Central Michigan. Lasiewicz threw five innings and gave up five hits and four walks. 

Huskies avoid sweep with home win

By Ryan Ostry | March 26, 2018

DeKALB — The baseball team snapped its two-game losing streak Sunday at Ralph Mckinzie Field, defeating the Central Michigan Chippewas by a final score of 9-5.“We really just came out today and battled all game,” said Head Coach Mike Kunigonis....

Batter Breakdown: Brad Wood

By 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...

Baseball goes 2-1 in opening week

By 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...

Baseball wins series against Ball State

By Eddie Garcia | April 30, 2017

DeKALB — The Huskies managed to swing their way back into the game to get the comeback victory, 11-8, after trailing 5-0 in the third inning in the final game of the series against the Ball State University Cardinals.NIU (14-28, 8-7 MAC) split Friday’s...

Baseball sweeps shortened non-conference series

By Eddie Garcia | April 23, 2017

DeKALB — The baseball team battled through the downpour to pick up two victories Sunday over the University of Evansville Purple Aces in Evansville, Indiana.NIU had a 2-1 lead in game one on Friday until rain suspended play in the middle of the seventh...

Junior infielder Brad Wood looks after hitting a pop-up that went foul. The Huskies lost two out of three games against University at Buffalo. 

Baseball’s offense sputters in series loss

By Eddie Garcia | April 9, 2017

DeKALB — The baseball team broke its four-game losing streak Sunday but lost the weekend series two games to one against the University at Buffalo Bulls.The Huskies (9-22, 5-4 Mid-American Conference) had 18 total hits, including four extra-base hits,...

Junior pitcher Donovan Sims hurls a pitch towards home plate over the weekend against Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. NIU lost all four games it played this weekend. 

Baseball gets swept in Edwardsville

By Ryan Ostry | March 5, 2017

DeKALB — The NIU baseball team had a four-game weekend series as they took on the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Cougars and got swept in the series. ”We were one pitch, one at-bat [and] one play away in each game,” Head Coach Mike Kunigonis...

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 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...

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: Joe Jumonville finds magic in swing

NIU baseball: Joe Jumonville finds magic in swing

By Steve Shonder | April 16, 2015

Freshman Joe Jumonville has started to find the blueprint for adjusting to college baseball.After struggling through the early part of the season, Jumonville started to find his stride at the plate in April. He hit a pair of home runs against the UW-Milwaukee...