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Baseball’s offense stalls against Golden Flashes

By Brian Earle | May 4, 2014

Baseball stumbled this weekend as it lost two of three games in a conference series against Kent State at Schoonover Stadium in Kent, Ohio.The Huskies’ (15-32-1, 9-12 MAC) lone win of the weekend came in a thrilling 6-5 victory in game two on Saturday....

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...

Jamison Wells connects on a single in the first inning Tuesday night.

Zimmerman’s 2 home runs lead Huskies past UIC

By Brian Thomas | May 2, 2012

After falling to Northwestern yesterday in a pitching duel, NIU baseball got the bats out against UIC in Chicago taking down the Flames 11-9. The Huskies (14-31) wasted no time offensively in this game, jumping on the Flames in the first inning with a...

NIU baseball to host Akron over weekend

By Matt Hopkinson | March 28, 2012

In its second MAC series of the season, NIU will play host to Akron for a three-game series from Friday to Sunday. NIU (6-19, 0-3 MAC) is coming off a win at home against UW-Milwaukee, and will come in on two day’s rest. Akron (9-15, 2-1 MAC) will come...

Baseball ready to start MAC play

By Brian Thomas | March 21, 2012

After winning its last three games, NIU baseball will hit the road for a three-game series starting Friday against MAC opponent Kent State. This will be the Huskies (5-16) first test against the MAC this season. “Getting off to a good start would be...

Baseball wins home opener

By Brian Thomas | March 20, 2012

In its first home game of the season, NIU baseball earned a win over the UIC Flames, 8-6. This is the Huskies (5-16) third consecutive win. NIU’s lineup scored six of its eight runs in the second inning. “That one inning literally cost us the game,”...

Zimmerman making impact as freshman

By Andrew Singer | May 2, 2011

Jeff Zimmerman is just glad someone is paying attention to him. While playing for Victor J. Andrew High School in Tinley Park, pitchers would constantly pitch around the young slugger. That isn't the case anymore, playing on the Division I level with...

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...

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 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...

Huskies briefs for March 4

By Katie Leb | March 3, 2011

DeKALB | The sports seasons are in the midst of changing from winter to spring. As the winter sports are winding down and the spring sports are getting into their first match-ups, freshmen are in a unique position.Some are about to end their rookie seasons,...