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Huskie junior catcher and outfielder Colin Summerhill dives to third base as Rockets’s sophomore catcher Brayden White (18) catches the ball thrown to him by freshman third baseman Troy Sudbrook (10), completing a double play to get both Summerhill and Demetral. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Rockets rout Huskies on senior day

By Joseph Segreti, Senior Sports Reporter | May 7, 2023

DeKALB – NIU baseball (8-38, 4-19 MAC) dropped a senior day slugfest as it closed out its final home series against the University of Toledo (23-24, 11-13 MAC) by a final score of 18-12. NIU honored seven seniors for the finale of baseball’s last...

Junior infielder Eric Erato earned Huskie of the Week after his clutch hitting during Fridays win over Western Michigan. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Clutch hitting earns Erato Huskie of the Week

By Northern Star Sports Staff | April 17, 2023

DeKALB – Clutch hitting by junior infielder Eric Erato in Friday’s come from behind walk-off victory over Western Michigan University earned him his first Huskie of the Week honor.  Erato’s selection is baseball’s third straight Huskie of...

Central Michigan hands Huskies sixth straight loss

By Joseph Segreti, Senior Sports Reporter | April 8, 2023

DeKALB – NIU baseball’s offense stalled out as the Huskies were shutout against the Central Michigan University Chippewas 7-0. The Huskies could not amass any runs in Friday’s daytime matchup against CMU, picking up just two hits throughout the...

Junior infielder Eric Erato (5) looks at his bat after striking out during the game on March 24 (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Flames engulf Huskies in weekday matchup

By Zachary Bertram, Sports Reporter | April 5, 2023

DeKALB – NIU baseball (5-22) dropped its fifth consecutive game after a 6-3 loss to the University of Illinois Chicago Flames (11-13) Tuesday. Despite nine total runs scored, both teams squandered multiple scoring opportunities, combining to leave 18...

Bats go cold in baseball’s loss to Kent State

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor | March 13, 2023

DeKALB – After scoring 10 runs in the first five innings, NIU baseball’s offense disappeared during the late innings of its 16-10 loss to the Kent State University Golden Flashes Sunday. The Huskies (3-12, 0-3 MAC) dropped their third straight...