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Baseball shuts out Wildcats

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 their sixth shutout. The shutout ties the schoo...

Mistakes doom baseball

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.

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 him on first base. Later in the inning, with two ...

Baseball downs Valparaiso Crusaders

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 the right field line to drive in outfielder Brandon ...

Baseball looking to add speed on basepaths

Brian Earle

March 25, 2014

Baseball is looking to get more aggressive on the basepaths this season, but it’ll have to do so without the Huskies’ stolen base leader.Former Huskie outfielder Jamison Wells recorded 87 stolen bases across four seasons, giving him sole possession of the NIU record. This season, the Huskies have...

Baseball starts new season against Minnesota

Senior pitcher Alex Klonowski pitches during a game in April, 2013 against Miami University.

Brian Earle

February 12, 2014

Coming off a historic season, baseball is ready to get the ball rolling this weekend when it plays a three-game series against Big Ten opponent Minnesota in Glendale, Ariz.The Huskies won the MAC West Division title for the first time in school history before losing to Bowling Green and Buffalo in the MAC...