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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...

Russell ups game by slowing it down

By Brian Earle | April 22, 2014

Freshman third baseman Carl Russell didn’t exactly come out of the gates swinging a hot bat to start his career on the diamond as a Huskie.In Russell’s first 15 games, he posted a batting average of .194 while going 7-for-36 at the plate. A lot of...

Baseball looks for revenge

Baseball looks for revenge

By Brian Earle | April 22, 2014

Baseball will look to get its revenge against UW-Milwaukee at 3:05 p.m. today at Ralph McKinzie Field after coming up short in their first meeting earlier this season, 3-2.In the loss, the Huskies (10-28-1) were done in by their own mistakes on the mound...

Freshman infielder Carl Russell hustles down the first-base line against Central Michigan Sunday at Ralph McKinzie Field. The Huskies defeated the Chippewas, 3-1, as senior pitcher Alex Klonowski went all nine innings.

Baseball avoids sweep vs. CMU

By Brian Earle | April 20, 2014

Baseball avoided being swept by Central Michigan over the weekend by winning game three on Sunday behind another complete game from pitcher Alex Klonowski.The Huskies (10-28-1, 6-9 MAC) lost games one and two to the Chippewas (25-15, 12-3 MAC), 3-2 Friday...

Baseball falls in mid-week doubleheader

By Brian Earle | April 16, 2014

Baseball came away empty-handed as it lost both games of a doubleheader to Bradley in Peoria Wednesday.The Huskies (9-26-1) were shutout by the Braves (20-13) 3-0 in game one and came up short in game two, falling 7-5.In game one, the bottom of the second...

Andres opening after closing gig

By Brian Earle | April 14, 2014

In his first three seasons, senior pitcher Anthony Andres had only been used out of the Huskies’ bullpen, never once making a start on the mound.That all changed when Andres made his first collegiate start as a Huskie March 11 against Cal Poly, which...

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...

Sophomore infielder Brian Sisler fields a ground ball against Illinois State Tuesday at Ralph McKinzie Field. Sisler went 3-for-3 with two walks, one run and two RBIs.

Baseball walks off on Illinois State

By Brian Earle | April 8, 2014

In come-from-behind fashion, baseball got the best of the Illinois State Redbirds and its closer, David Suarez, by scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to come away with a 7-6 walk-off victory Tuesday at Ralph McKinzie Field.With the Huskies...

Baseball puts midweek win streak on the line

By Brian Earle | April 7, 2014

Baseball is set to host two midweek contests this week against in-state rival Illinois State on Tuesday and UW-Milwaukee on Wednesday, both starting at 3:05 p.m. at Ralph McKinzie Field.The Huskies (6-21-1) won their last two midweek games in a row, defeating...

Sophomore infielder Tommy Hook throws out a baserunner during Saturday’s game against Toledo at Ralph McKinzie Field. Hook has been the Huskies’ top utility player throughout the season, playing at four positions.

Hook offers flexible choice

By Brian Earle | April 7, 2014

In his two seasons as a Huskie, utility man Tommy Hook has been the definition of a versatile baseball player.Hook came to NIU as a shortstop his freshman year but never ended up playing a game in that role. Instead, in the 47 games he played as a freshman,...