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NIU baseball: Huskies drop 2 of 3 at Central Michigan

By Steve Shonder | May 4, 2015

Baseball (20-28, 8-13 MAC) wasn’t able to make up any ground in the MAC in its three-game series with the Central Michigan Chippewas (30-17, 15-6 MAC) over the weekend in Kalamazoo, Mich.The Chippewas scored 34 runs in the series as they took two out...

Sophomore pitcher Andrew Frankenreider delivers a pitch in the game against the Eastern Michigan Eagles on April 26. The Huskies are currently tied for ninth in the MAC, and the top eight teams make the MAC Tournament.

NIU baseball: Huskies’ MAC Tournament hopes dwindling

By Steve Shonder | May 4, 2015

Baseball has just seven games left to make up a lot of ground in its hunt for a playoff spot.After seeing a four-game winning streak come to a halt in a 14-2 blowout loss to the Central Michigan Chippewas on Friday, the Huskies managed to get a win Saturday,...

NIU baseball: Huskies take 2 of 3 from Eastern Michigan Eagles

By Steve Shonder | April 27, 2015

Baseball (17-26, 7-11 MAC) took two out of three from the Eastern Michigan Eagles (17-26, 7-11 MAC) in a three-game series over the weekend in DeKalb.The doubleheader sweep Sunday marked the first time the Huskies won two games in a row and won a series...

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...

NIU baseball: Huskies swept by Kent State

By Steve Shonder | April 6, 2015

Baseball suffered its first series loss since losing the rubber match of a three-game series against the Purdue Boilermakers on March 15.The Huskies (13-17, 4-5 MAC) were swept by the Kent State Golden Flashes (17-11, 6-3 MAC) in three games over the...

NIU baseball: Huskies host Kent State for 3-game series

By Steve Shonder | April 3, 2015

What's happeningBaseball (13-14, 4-2 MAC) will take on the Kent State Golden Flashes (14-11, 3-3 MAC) over the weekend. First pitch for game one is set for 3:05 p.m. Friday at Ralph McKenzie Field. Games two and three will begin at 1:05 p.m. Saturday...

NIU baseball: Huskies take 2 of 3 from Bowling Green in home opener

By Steve Shonder | March 30, 2015

Head coach Mike Kunigonis wants baseball to win every weekend, and it did in its home opener Friday and Saturday.The Huskies (13-13, 4-2 MAC) took two out of three from the Bowling Green Falcons (6-16, 1-5 MAC) on Friday and Saturday at Ralph McKinzie...

NIU baseball: Huskies earn series win over Buffalo Bulls

By Steve Shonder | March 23, 2015

Baseball opened conference play this past weekend by winning two out of three games against the Buffalo Bulls.The Huskies (11-11, 2-1 MAC) swept the Bulls (4-12, 1-2 MAC) in a doubleheader, 3-1 and 3-2, Saturday at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind. With the...

NIU baseball: Huskies open 3-game set vs. Tennessee Tech with win

By Northern Star staff | February 27, 2015

Baseball returns to Tennessee, the state in which it opened the season 3-0 before being swept in Texas this past weekend.The Huskies (4-4) will take on the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (4-3) in a three-game series this weekend with the two final games...

NIU baseball: Huskies face Texas-sized challenge in Red Raiders

By Northern Star staff | February 20, 2015

Men’s baseball looks to keep its season-opening hot streak going when it leaves the frigid cold of DeKalb for Lubbock, Texas.The Huskies (3-0) will play a four-game series against the Texas Tech Red Raiders(4-1) this weekend. The two teams square off...

NIU baseball: Huskies sweep opening weekend

By Northern Star staff | February 16, 2015

Baseball swept away the competition at the Governor’s Challenge in Clarksville, Tenn.The Huskies (3-0) beat the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, 10-6, Friday. They then took out the Niagara Purple Eagles, 15-5, Saturday. They closed out the weekend Sunday...

NIU baseball: Huskies open Mike Kunigonis era in Tennessee

By Northern Star staff | February 13, 2015

Baseball will look to start on the right foot under first-year head coach Mike Kunigonis with a quartet of games this weekend at the Governors Challenge in Clarksville, Tenn.The Huskies take on the South Dakota State Jackrabbits 11 a.m. Friday. Saturday...