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Baseball bundling up for road trip

By Andrew Singer | March 31, 2011

From cold to colder; the NIU baseball team travels to St. Bonaventure University this weekend to play a three-game set against Buffalo.The series was originally scheduled to be played in Buffalo, but the Bulls decided to move the games to St. Bonaventure...

Freshman File: Alex Klonowski

By Andrew Singer | March 31, 2011

When Alex Klonowski jogged in from the bullpen on March 4 in the third inning against Arizona State, NIU head coach Ed Mathey had two words for him: Have fun.The freshman reliever on the NIU baseball team was faced with the daunting task of going up against...

Win at McKinzie over NIU baseball big for Aurora

March 30, 2011

Aurora had nothing to lose going into Wednesday evening's game against the NIU baseball team. The Division III Spartans' head coach Shaun Neitzel thought the game would be a learning experience at best. After all, the last time NIU and Aurora met in 1994,...

Huskies tame Cougars in shortened game

Huskies tame Cougars in shortened game

By Andrew Singer | March 29, 2011

Nine innings weren’t necessary to find the winner of Tuesday’s meeting between Chicago State and NIU at Ralph McKinzie Field. The game was called after six-and-a-half innings with the Huskies in front 20-5. NIU head coach Ed Mathey and Chicago State...

Cold weather gets to Huskies

By Jimmy Johnson | March 27, 2011

DeKALB | In its first two games against Bowling Green, the NIU baseball team's bats were as cold as the weather they played in. The Huskies combined for eight hits and two runs in their first two contests against the Falcons, with both runs coming in...

Baseball takes one of three games over the weekend

By Andrew Singer | March 27, 2011

DeKALB | A stellar outing from NIU starting pitcher Jeremy Gonzales keyed a 3-0 win on Sunday, salvaging the last of a three-game series against the Bowling Green baseball team. For the first two games of the home-opening series, it was hard to tell what...

Baseball bundling up for weekend

By Andrew Singer | March 24, 2011

Temperatures this weekend may not be conducive to baseball, but the NIU baseball team will do its best to get three games in against Bowling Green.'s forecast calls for temperatures in the 30s all weekend. As long as there isn't a threat of...

NIU shortstop Alex Jones (pictured) and pitcher Zach Oates swept this weeks MAC Player of the Week awards.

Two NIU baseball players garner MAC West Player of the Week honors

March 23, 2011

Sweat equity. That's the term NIU baseball head coach Ed Mathey uses to associate the work his players put in, with the ultimate payoff being success on the diamond. Huskie pitcher Zach Oates and shortstop Alex Jones sweated it out enough to garner MAC...

NIUs Jamison Wells is pulling double duty for both NIU football and baseball.

Double major, try being a double athlete

By Andrew Singer | March 22, 2011

Tuesday was pretty hectic for Jamison Wells. The sophomore was at Huskie Stadium from 7:15-9:30 a.m. participating in the NIU football team's first spring practice. It was the practice-squad wide receiver's first chance to work on the field with new...

Commentary: NIU almost had biggest win in Arizona last weekend

By Andrew Singer | March 7, 2011

What was the first thing NIU baseball head coach Ed Mathey asked me on Friday evening after the Huskies lost 10-9 to Arizona State? "Did you see how fast their closer was throwing?" I didn't have a radar gun, but it didn't take one to see that ASU's Trevor...

NIU infielder Troy White and the Huskies gave No. 10 Arizona State a close game over the weekend but ended up losing.

NIU baseball comes away from Arizona winless

By Andrew Singer | March 7, 2011

SURPRISE, Ariz. | Four more losses were tacked on to the NIU baseball team's early-season slide over the weekend at the Coca-Cola Classic in Surprise, Arizona. The Huskies (0-10) came within five outs of taking down No. 10 Arizona State, but the Sun Devils...

Baseball winless again

By Andrew Singer | February 27, 2011

For the second time in as many weeks, the NIU baseball team traveled west, and for the second time they came home with no wins. The Huskies (0-6) continued on their early-season slide in Lubbock, Texas this weekend, losing two games to BYU and Texas Tech...