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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...

Baseball’s offense stalls against Golden Flashes

By Brian Earle | May 4, 2014

Baseball stumbled this weekend as it lost two of three games in a conference series against Kent State at Schoonover Stadium in Kent, Ohio.The Huskies’ (15-32-1, 9-12 MAC) lone win of the weekend came in a thrilling 6-5 victory in game two on Saturday....

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...

Pitching tosses up key series win for baseball

By Brian Earle | April 27, 2014

Behind back-to-back shutout victories in games two and three, baseball won a big conference series against Western Michigan over the weekend on the road.The Huskies (13-29-1, 8-10 MAC) took down the Broncos (15-23, 6-12 MAC) in game two on Saturday, 2-0,...

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 takes 2 of 3 from EMU

By Brian Earle | April 13, 2014

aseball came away with its first conference series victory over the weekend, winning two out of three games against Eastern Michigan in Ypsilanti, Mich.The Huskies (9-22-1, 5-7 MAC) won games one and two, 10-2 Friday and 5-3 Saturday, in extra innings...

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.

Mistakes doom baseball

By Brian Earle | April 9, 2014

A few untimely miscues ultimately led to baseball’s demise as it lost, 3-2, at the hands of UW-Milwaukee Wednesday at Ralph McKinzie Field.Right off the bat in the top of the first inning, pitcher Ryan Olson hit the leadoff man, Derek Peake, to put...

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...

Baseball to take on Valpo

By Brian Earle | April 1, 2014

Baseball is taking a break from its conference schedule for a midweek matchup against Valparaiso at 3 p.m. today in Valparaiso, Ind.The game was added to the teams’ schedules on Tuesday due to the two teams cancelling games due to inclement weather....

Baseball drops second straight 3-game series

By Brian Earle | March 30, 2014

Baseball dropped its second straight three-game conference series over the weekend at the hands of Bowling Green in Westfield, Ind.The Huskies won the series opener Friday in impressive fashion, shutting out the Falcons 9-0. The Huskies used three pitchers...

Baseball picks up second win with comeback

By Brian Earle | March 18, 2014

Baseball (2-15-1) earned its second victory of the season in come-from-behind fashion, rallying to score five runs in the top of the ninth inning to defeat UIC (4-10), 8-7, Tuesday in Chicago.Infielders Justin Fletcher and Carl Russell started the inning...

Baseball grabs first win of season against SIU

By Brian Earle | March 2, 2014

Baseball picked up its first win of the season in a competitive three-game series this weekend against Southern Illinois in Marion.The Huskies (1-8-1) shut out the Salukis (7-3), 1-0, Friday for their first win of the season.They scored the lone run of...