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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...

Around the League: Part 3

Around the League: Part 3

By Jacob Onak | July 30, 2013

Salary information was obtained by request upon the universities. The idea was spawned from the Northern Star salary issue. The sports staff will compare the rest of the NIU head coaches to other head coaches from the MAC so the public has an idea of...

NIUs Jeff Zimmerman, playing for Hannibal, drives a single to
the outfield Sunday night.

Zimmerman set to chase dream

By Brian Earle | June 19, 2013

After all the success baseball had this season with its first-ever MAC West title, former first basemen Jeff Zimmerman followed that up with a major accomplishment of his own. On June 8, the third day of the major league baseball draft, Zimmerman was...

Freshman baseball player brings stong offense to team

By Brian Thomas | May 6, 2013

Baseball has been led on offense by its upperclassmen, but freshman Tommy Hook has come in and made a name for himself as one of the most consistent hitters for the Huskies. This season, Hook has proven he was what it takes to get on base on a consistent...

Baseball falls to Bradley

By Brian Earle | April 16, 2013

In baseball’s first of two midweek games this week, it laid an egg against Bradley as it was shut out 19-0 in seven innings at Ralph McKinzie Field. The game was called due to a 10-run rule that was agreed upon by both head coaches before the game....

Baseball looks to take Milwaukee

By Brian Earle | April 8, 2013

Baseball has been on a tear and will look to continue that strong play today in a mid-week matchup against Illinois State. In the Huskies’ (11-18) last 10 games, they have gone 7-3 overall and won their last two conference series against Akron and Central...

Baseball set for Milwaukee

By Brian Earle | April 2, 2013

Baseball will look to continue its three-game winning streak today when it hosts Milwaukee at Ralph McKinzie Field for its first home game of the season. The Huskies (8-17, 4-2 MAC) are feeling confident after their sweep over Akron last weekend. Over...

Kent State bests NIU baseball in weekend series

By Brian Earle | March 24, 2013

In its first series of conference play, baseball lost two out of three games at the hands of Kent State. The Huskies (5-17, 1-2 MAC) gave the Golden Flashes (8-12, 2-1 MAC) all they could handle in game one on Friday, as they fell 3-2. Freshman pitcher...

Sophomore Ben Neumann pitches at a baseball game last season.

Baseball meets Kent State at UIC

By Brian Earle | March 21, 2013

NIU baseball will face a strong test this weekend as it will do battle against Kent State in a three-game series at UIC. The Huskies (4-15) are coming off an 8-2 win over Belmont and will look to continue their strong play against Kent State. The Golden...

Baseball ends weekend with win against Minnesota

By Brian Earle | March 3, 2013

Baseball played three games in the Dairy Queen Classic over the weekend at the Metrodome. On Friday, the Huskies (2-9) suffered a 6-1 loss at the hands of Utah. The Utes (5-5) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a solo home run...

NIU baseball player joins Orioles

By Matt Hopkinson | August 27, 2012

DeKalb | For some students, getting their degree handed to them is their dream, while others must walk away from their degree in order to chase their dream. Former NIU baseball player Brett Frantini has now fallen into the latter category, as he was recently...

Huskies keep loose with summer league baseball

By Matt Hopkinson | July 2, 2012

In the midst of oppressive heat, twelve NIU baseball players are braving the elements across the nation in summer league baseball. Huskies are represented from the local level in Illinois to other locations such as North Carolina, Texas and California....