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Kunigonis, NIU’s new baseball coach, all set up

By Northern Star staff | January 9, 2015

Mike Kunigonis, NIU's newly hired baseball coach, is all set up at NIU.On Jan. 7, Kunigonis tweeted, "Set up office.... Check #prideinthepack" along with two photos of his new office space at NIU.Students tweeted back congratulating the coach on his position....

NIU baseball tabs Kunigonis as head coach

By Frank Gogola | January 5, 2015

Baseball has tabbed Mike Kunigonis (KOON-uh-GOHN-iss) as the Huskies’ fifth head coach since the program was reintroduced in 1991, according to a news release. This is Kunigonis’ first head coaching job at the Division I level.Kunigonis, 34, comes...

NIU baseball coach Ed Mathey resigns

By Northern Star Staff | November 20, 2014

Ed Mathey is hanging up his cleats as baseball’s head coach, he announced today.Mathey had been with the Huskies for the past 12 seasons after coming to NIU from North Central College in Naperville in 2003. He also played at and graduated from North...

A render of an overhauled Huskie Stadium.

NIU athletics facilities to get $138M upgrades

By Frank Gogola | November 3, 2014

Huskie Stadium and its athletic facilities will see overhauls to the tune of an estimated $138 million as part of Athletic Director Sean Frazier’s Facility Master Plan.The facilities overhauls will be privately funded through donors and supporters,...

Los Angeles Angels draft Alex Klonowski in 29th round

By Frank Gogola | June 15, 2014

Former Huskie baseball pitcher Alex Klonowski was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels with the 869th overall pick in the 29th round of the MLB 2014 First-Year Player Draft on June 7.Klonowski was a four-year player with the Huskies, serving as both a pitcher...

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 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...

Baseball falls to UIC Flames in road match

By Brian Earle | April 30, 2014

In a high-scoring affair, baseball found itself on the short end of the stick, falling to UIC 10-9 Tuesday night on the road.Both teams got the bats out as the Huskies recorded 12 hits while the Flames came away with 11 hits.The Huskies jumped out to...

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...