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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...

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 looking to add speed on basepaths

By 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...

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

Baseball starts new season against Minnesota

By 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...