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NIU baseball players Tom Kotis, left, congratulates teammate Troy White during a game earlier in the season. The NIU baseball team just beat Bradley, 14-1.

Huskies finish off Bradley with 14-1 win

By Andrew Singer | April 26, 2011

A coach knows his team is clicking when his fourth starter goes seven innings and strikes out nine. NIU head coach Ed Mathey joyfully watched on Tuesday night as his Huskies rolled over Bradley 14-1 in a game called after seven innings in Peoria. Both...

NIU’s Alex Jones rounds third base last weekend against Toledo.

Baseball moves into first place in MAC West

By Andrew Singer | April 25, 2011

DeKALB | Zero and 10 seemed like such a long time ago on Sunday. The NIU baseball team won a weekend a series with Toledo at Ralph McKinzie Field, giving the Huskies first place in the MAC West. Winless in its first 10 games of 2011, NIU (19-18 overall,...

Baseball takes 2 of 3 games

By Andrew Singer | April 17, 2011

A broken-down bus and a rained out game on Saturday weren't enough to stop the NIU baseball team from taking two of three games from Ohio over the weekend. The Huskies (17-17 overall, 8-4 MAC) came from behind on Friday for a 5-4 win, and dropped the...

NIU infielder Jamison Wells and the Huskies will travel to Ohio this weekend.

Huskies baseball heads to Ohio

By Andrew Singer | April 14, 2011

Jeremy Gonzales will ride a 25.2 scoreless inning streak into Ohio for a Sunday start in the NIU baseball team's three-game set with the Bobcats. Gonzales earned National Pitcher of the Week honors earlier this week from the National Collegiate Baseball...

Game delayed due to schedule conflict, NIU baseball offense does just enough

By Andrew Singer | April 13, 2011

Starting pitcher Jake Hermsen and the NIU bats did just enough on Wednesday evening to squeak past Chicago State 4-2 at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy. NIU head coach Ed Mathey was looking to give a lot of his younger players some playing...

Huskies halt Illinois State 4-1

By Andrew Singer | April 13, 2011

Hours after NIU starting pitcher Jeremy Gonzales was named National Pitcher of the Week by Pro-Line Athletic, the Huskies’ Tony Manville turned in a solid performance on the mound in a 4-1 win at Illinois State. The National Collegiate Baseball Writers...

Mathey’s Mantra: change the game

By Andrew Singer | April 11, 2011

Over two decades after coaching in his first college baseball game, there's still one thing that NIU head coach Ed Mathey doesn't understand. Why would anyone voluntarily schedule games in northern Illinois in early March? The roughly 20 games a year...

Baseball takes two of three from Miami

By Andrew Singer | April 10, 2011

Jeremy Gonzales pitched a three-hit complete game shutout in a 2-0 win over Miami (OH) on Sunday afternoon, as the NIU baseball team took two of three from the RedHawks over the weekend at Ralph McKinzie Field. The right-hander didn’t allow a batter...

Huskies heading home to face RedHawks

By Andrew Singer | April 7, 2011

Winners of 11 of their last 16 games, the NIU baseball Huskies will take on Miami (OH) in a three-game set over the weekend. Starting at 3:05 p.m. this afternoon at Ralph McKinzie Field, this weekend's series represents the last three games of a five-game...

Huskies down Bradley despite rough day defensively

By Andrew Singer | April 6, 2011

Another rough day in the field put a damper on any joy that came from the NIU baseball team's 8-5 win over Bradley on Wednesday evening. NIU (11-15 overall, 4-2 MAC) committed three errors for the second straight game, but some clutch hitting spurred...

Second baseman Alex Beckmann dives for a ball in NIUs 7-4 loss to Illinois State.

NIU baseball crumple under Illinois State

By Andrew Singer | April 6, 2011

DeKALB | Walks and wild pitches characterized a 7-4 loss to Illinois State for the NIU baseball team at Ralph McKinzie Field on Tuesday afternoon. The Huskies (10-15 overall, 4-2 MAC) didn’t record their first hit until the sixth inning, and that didn’t...

NIU baseball sweeps three games from Buffalo

By Andrew Singer | April 3, 2011

Led by a potent offense on Saturday and a dominant pitching performance on Sunday, the NIU baseball team swept three games from Buffalo over the weekend. The Huskies took both games of a Saturday doubleheader, 9-4 and 12-4 respectively. Then, in the series...