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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...

Baseball loses two of three to open conference play

By Brian Earle | March 23, 2014

In its opening weekend of conference play, baseball lost two of its three games to Buffalo at two off-campus sites.The Huskies (3-17-1, 1-2 MAC) took down the Bulls (10-7, 2-1 MAC) in the first game of the series Friday, 15-9, at Chicago State. The Huskies...

Baseball picks up second win with comeback

By Brian Earle | March 18, 2014

Baseball (2-15-1) earned its second victory of the season in come-from-behind fashion, rallying to score five runs in the top of the ninth inning to defeat UIC (4-10), 8-7, Tuesday in Chicago.Infielders Justin Fletcher and Carl Russell started the inning...

Baseball goes winless over spring break

By Brian Earle | March 16, 2014

Baseball went head to head with two of the top teams in college baseball over spring break but was unable to record a win in seven games.The Huskies (1-15-1) were swept by No. 5 Oregon State in a four-game series in Corvallis, Ore., March 7 to 9.The Beavers...

Baseball faces big challenge in Oregon State

By Brian Earle | March 5, 2014

Baseball is set for what will arguably be its toughest test of the season when it plays a four-game set against No. 5 Oregon State this weekend in Corvallis, Ore.The Beavers (10-3) are playing strong baseball to start the season, winning six of their...

Non-conference slate gives baseball edge

By Brian Earle | March 4, 2014

Year in and year out, baseball puts together a rigorous non-conference schedule to begin its season.The Huskies schedule games against some of the top teams in college baseball while playing in some very challenging weekend tournaments and invites.“It’s...

Baseball grabs first win of season against SIU

By Brian Earle | March 2, 2014

Baseball picked up its first win of the season in a competitive three-game series this weekend against Southern Illinois in Marion.The Huskies (1-8-1) shut out the Salukis (7-3), 1-0, Friday for their first win of the season.They scored the lone run of...

Baseball heads south in search of first win

By Brian Earle | February 27, 2014

With baseball still looking to earn its first win of the season, it will try its luck in a three-game weekend series against Southern Illinois in Marion.The Huskies (0-6-1) have struggled to find their rhythm on the mound and at the plate in their first...

Senior pitcher Alex Klonowski winds up to pitch against Ohio on April 7, 2012. Klonowski is ranked as the No. 5 pitching prospect in the MAC.

Klonowski sees MLB dream within reach

By Brian Earle | February 25, 2014

With this season just getting underway, it looks like there is a strong chance Huskies pitcher Alex Klonowski could be selected in the upcoming draft.Klonowski would join former first baseman Jeff Zimmerman, who was drafted in the 19th round by the Seattle...

Baseball goes winless in New Mexico

By Brian Earle | February 23, 2014

It was a disappointing weekend for baseball at the Fuddruckers Lobo Invite as it failed to earn a win in its four games.In the Huskies’ (0-6-1) doubleheader on Friday, they fell 9-8 against Missouri State and were shut out 12-0 by New Mexico. The Huskies...

Baseball aiming to return to form in New Mexico

By Brian Earle | February 19, 2014

After being swept in a three-game series last weekend against Minnesota, baseball will look for a better result at the Fuddruckers Lobo Invite against Missouri State and New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M. this weekend.The Huskies (0-3) will play in a double-header...

Baseball is swept in season opener

By Steve Shonder | February 16, 2014

Baseball wasn’t able to get any momentum from its first series of the season.The Huskies (0-3) were swept by the Minnesota Golden Gophers in a three-game set this weekend at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz. NIU had 29 hits to the Gophers’ 25, but...