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Baseball walks 12 in loss

By Scott A. Nicol | March 22, 2017

DeKALB — The baseball team scored the first run of the game Tuesday against the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish, but that was the only run it would score in a 12-1 loss in South Bend, Indiana.The Huskies (4-16) walked 12 Irish batters in their...

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 topple UIC, extend win streak to 3 games

By Steve Shonder | April 29, 2015

Baseball (18-24, 7-11 MAC) had it going on at the plate and on the mound as it downed the Illinois-Chicago Flames (20-18-1), 8-4, Tuesday in Chicago.The victory gives the Huskies their first three-game winning streak since March 8-11.The Huskies jumped...

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: Huskies’ 9th-inning comeback attempt falls short

By Steve Shonder | April 16, 2015

Baseball (14-22, 4-8 MAC) put the winning run on base in the bottom of the ninth, but it wasn’t able to pull off a comeback on Wednesday.The Huskies fell to the Bradley Braves (24-9), 12-11, at Ralph McKinzie Field. NIU had its offense clicking for...

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 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...

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...