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The Huskies closed its final home stand with two losses to the University of Toledo Rockets.

Huskies drop final home series

By Roland Hacker | May 7, 2018

DeKalb — The baseball team lost two of three games this weekend against the University of Toledo Rockets at Ralph McKinzie Field.NIU dropped the first two games of the series but rebounded to win the finale Sunday.Sunday was also Senior Day and the...

Baseball swept in Indiana

By Ryan Ostry | March 19, 2018

DeKALB — The baseball team (4-14) could not measure up to the Big Ten talent in Bloomington, Indiana, this past weekend as it got swept by the No. 14 ranked Indiana Hoosiers, putting the losing streak at eight games.NIU got blown out in the first game...

Baseball sweeps shortened non-conference series

By Eddie Garcia | April 23, 2017

DeKALB — The baseball team battled through the downpour to pick up two victories Sunday over the University of Evansville Purple Aces in Evansville, Indiana.NIU had a 2-1 lead in game one on Friday until rain suspended play in the middle of the seventh...

Baseball’s hot start not enough

By Ryan Ostry | March 8, 2017

DeKALB — The baseball team dropped its fifth consecutive game Tuesday as the University of Iowa Hawkeyes beat the Huskies, 12-8.“We didn’t get a quality start, we were chasing [pitches] all game,” said Head Coach Mike Kunigonis. “The game’s...

Senior Justin Fletcher is called safe in a game against Toledo on April 5, 2014. 

Baseball takes tough loss after winning streak

By Christopher Loggins | March 31, 2016

After winning four of its last seven games, baseball (6-18, 2-1 MAC) took a tough 12-3 loss to the University of Iowa on Tuesday, highlighted by an eight-run sixth inning by Iowa.NIU opened the game on a positive note, tallying three hits and a run in...

NIU baseball: Huskies take 2 of 3 from Eastern Michigan Eagles

By Steve Shonder | April 27, 2015

Baseball (17-26, 7-11 MAC) took two out of three from the Eastern Michigan Eagles (17-26, 7-11 MAC) in a three-game series over the weekend in DeKalb.The doubleheader sweep Sunday marked the first time the Huskies won two games in a row and won a series...

NIU baseball: Joe Jumonville finds magic in swing

NIU baseball: Joe Jumonville finds magic in swing

By Steve Shonder | April 16, 2015

Freshman Joe Jumonville has started to find the blueprint for adjusting to college baseball.After struggling through the early part of the season, Jumonville started to find his stride at the plate in April. He hit a pair of home runs against the UW-Milwaukee...

NIU baseball: Huskies have 9-game losing streak after meeting with Zips

By Steve Shonder | April 13, 2015

Baseball (13-21, 4-8 MAC) extended its losing streak to nine games when it was swept by the Akron Zips (16-16, 8-4 MAC) over the weekend.The Huskies continued to struggle at the plate during their losing streak. They hit .162 over the series, totaling...

NIU baseball: Huskies lose to Illinois State, drop 6th straight game

By Steve Shonder | April 8, 2015

What happenedBaseball (13-18) wasn't able to overcome an eight-run deficit as it fell, 8-4, to the Illinois State Redbirds (14-15) on Tuesday in Normal.The loss extends the Huskies' losing streak to six games."We had another tough day for us," said head...

NIU baseball: Huskies swept by Kent State

By Steve Shonder | April 6, 2015

Baseball suffered its first series loss since losing the rubber match of a three-game series against the Purdue Boilermakers on March 15.The Huskies (13-17, 4-5 MAC) were swept by the Kent State Golden Flashes (17-11, 6-3 MAC) in three games over the...

NIU baseball: Huskies’ comeback attempt falls short against Milwaukee

By Steve Shonder | April 1, 2015

Baseball (13-14, 4-2 MAC) wasn’t able to finish March with a winning record, as its comeback fell short against the UW-Milwaukee Panthers (12-8), 13-11, Tuesday at Ralph McKenzie Field.How it happenedThe Panthers slugged their way to a 13-3 by the middle...