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NIU baseball: Huskies give back to DeKalb

NIU baseball: Huskies give back to DeKalb

By Steve Shonder | April 30, 2015

Baseball is hoping to make a more visible difference in DeKalb by reaching out to community members in need.Beginning in January, head coach Mike Kunigonis set up the DeKalb Pride Project, which has baseball’s players going out and giving back to the...

NIU baseball: Huskies topple UIC, extend win streak to 3 games

By Steve Shonder | April 29, 2015

Baseball (18-24, 7-11 MAC) had it going on at the plate and on the mound as it downed the Illinois-Chicago Flames (20-18-1), 8-4, Tuesday in Chicago.The victory gives the Huskies their first three-game winning streak since March 8-11.The Huskies jumped...

NIU baseball: Huskies travel to UIC, host Valparaiso

By Northern Star staff | April 28, 2015

Baseball takes on a pair of Midwest opponents Tuesday and Wednesday to close out April.The Huskies (17-26) will take on the Illinois-Chicago Flames (20-17-1) 6:05 p.m. Tuesday at Curtis Granderson Stadium in Chicago. They will return home to host the...

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...

Sophomore pitcher Andrew Frankenreider delivers a pitch in the game against the Eastern Michigan Eagles on April 26. The Huskies are currently tied for ninth in the MAC, and the top eight teams make the MAC Tournament.

NIU baseball: Andrew Frankenreider provides closure

By Steve Shonder | April 27, 2015

Sophomore Andrew Frankenreider is racking up the saves this season as baseball’s closer after picking up just one save in his freshman campaign.Frankenreider has six saves in the Huskies’ 17 wins this season and he’s been the go-to guy out of the...

NIU baseball: Huskies drop extra-innings affair to No. 17 Iowa

By Steve Shonder | April 23, 2015

Baseball (15-25 5-10) had enough solid pitching to hold on for 11 innings, but the No. 17 Iowa Hawkeyes (27-11) managed a walk-off walk to snag a 4-3 win Wednesday in Iowa City, Iowa.“We pitched very well,” said head coach Mike Kunigonis. “We did...

NIU baseball: Brian Sisler thrives at home

By Steve Shonder | April 23, 2015

Junior shortstop Brian Sisler has been one of baseball’s best hitters for the last two seasons, but he’s been one of DeKalb’s best players for years.Sisler, a DeKalb native, is living out a dream: the chance to play for his home team. After getting...

NIU baseball: Huskies’ 9th-inning comeback attempt falls short

By Steve Shonder | April 16, 2015

Baseball (14-22, 4-8 MAC) put the winning run on base in the bottom of the ninth, but it wasn’t able to pull off a comeback on Wednesday.The Huskies fell to the Bradley Braves (24-9), 12-11, at Ralph McKinzie Field. NIU had its offense clicking for...

NIU baseball: Huskies beat UIC, end 9-game skid

By Northern Star staff | April 15, 2015

Baseball wasn’t going to see its season-long losing streak hit double figures.The Huskies (14-21) put away the Illinois-Chicago Flames (16-13-1) with a decisive 11-4 victory Tuesday at Ralph McKinzie Field.At the plateJunior catcher Johnny Zubek led...

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...