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Baseball shuts out Wildcats

By Brian Earle | April 30, 2014

Behind starting pitcher Jordan Ruckman’s first complete game shutout, baseball coasted to a 4-0 victory over Northwestern Wednesday at Standard Bank Stadium in Crestwood.Ruckman picked up his first win of the season while the Huskies (14-30-1) earned...

Baseball looks for revenge

Baseball looks for revenge

By Brian Earle | April 22, 2014

Baseball will look to get its revenge against UW-Milwaukee at 3:05 p.m. today at Ralph McKinzie Field after coming up short in their first meeting earlier this season, 3-2.In the loss, the Huskies (10-28-1) were done in by their own mistakes on the mound...

Baseball falls in mid-week doubleheader

By Brian Earle | April 16, 2014

Baseball came away empty-handed as it lost both games of a doubleheader to Bradley in Peoria Wednesday.The Huskies (9-26-1) were shutout by the Braves (20-13) 3-0 in game one and came up short in game two, falling 7-5.In game one, the bottom of the second...

Sophomore infielder Brian Sisler fields a ground ball against Illinois State Tuesday at Ralph McKinzie Field. Sisler went 3-for-3 with two walks, one run and two RBIs.

Baseball walks off on Illinois State

By Brian Earle | April 8, 2014

In come-from-behind fashion, baseball got the best of the Illinois State Redbirds and its closer, David Suarez, by scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to come away with a 7-6 walk-off victory Tuesday at Ralph McKinzie Field.With the Huskies...

Baseball puts midweek win streak on the line

By Brian Earle | April 7, 2014

Baseball is set to host two midweek contests this week against in-state rival Illinois State on Tuesday and UW-Milwaukee on Wednesday, both starting at 3:05 p.m. at Ralph McKinzie Field.The Huskies (6-21-1) won their last two midweek games in a row, defeating...

Baseball to take on Valpo

By Brian Earle | April 1, 2014

Baseball is taking a break from its conference schedule for a midweek matchup against Valparaiso at 3 p.m. today in Valparaiso, Ind.The game was added to the teams’ schedules on Tuesday due to the two teams cancelling games due to inclement weather....

Baseball drops second straight 3-game series

By Brian Earle | March 30, 2014

Baseball dropped its second straight three-game conference series over the weekend at the hands of Bowling Green in Westfield, Ind.The Huskies won the series opener Friday in impressive fashion, shutting out the Falcons 9-0. The Huskies used three pitchers...

Baseball looks to rebound

By Brian Earle | March 26, 2014

After dropping its opening conference series last weekend, baseball will look to bounce back against Bowling Green in a three-game series in Westfield, Ind., this weekend.The Huskies (3-18-1, 1-2 MAC) won one out of their three games against Buffalo last...

Baseball gets started on conference play

By Brian Earl | March 19, 2014

Baseball will look to kick off conference play on a positive note when it hosts Buffalo for a three-game series this weekend.The Huskies (2-16-1) have been swinging the bats better as of late as they recorded 13 hits in their 8-7 victory against UIC on...

Baseball goes winless over spring break

By Brian Earle | March 16, 2014

Baseball went head to head with two of the top teams in college baseball over spring break but was unable to record a win in seven games.The Huskies (1-15-1) were swept by No. 5 Oregon State in a four-game series in Corvallis, Ore., March 7 to 9.The Beavers...

Baseball faces big challenge in Oregon State

By Brian Earle | March 5, 2014

Baseball is set for what will arguably be its toughest test of the season when it plays a four-game set against No. 5 Oregon State this weekend in Corvallis, Ore.The Beavers (10-3) are playing strong baseball to start the season, winning six of their...

Baseball grabs first win of season against SIU

By Brian Earle | March 2, 2014

Baseball picked up its first win of the season in a competitive three-game series this weekend against Southern Illinois in Marion.The Huskies (1-8-1) shut out the Salukis (7-3), 1-0, Friday for their first win of the season.They scored the lone run of...