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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: 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: Huskies salvage series final against Toledo

By Steve Shonder | April 20, 2015

Baseball finally came to life in this weekend’s series finale against the Toledo Rockets.The Rockets (15-24, 8-7 MAC) took two out of three games from the Huskies (15-24, 5-10 MAC) over the weekend in Toledo, Ohio. NIU was held scoreless in the first...

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’ 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...

NIU baseball: Huskies take 2 of 3 from Bowling Green in home opener

By Steve Shonder | March 30, 2015

Head coach Mike Kunigonis wants baseball to win every weekend, and it did in its home opener Friday and Saturday.The Huskies (13-13, 4-2 MAC) took two out of three from the Bowling Green Falcons (6-16, 1-5 MAC) on Friday and Saturday at Ralph McKinzie...

NIU baseball: Huskies open Mike Kunigonis era in Tennessee

By Northern Star staff | February 13, 2015

Baseball will look to start on the right foot under first-year head coach Mike Kunigonis with a quartet of games this weekend at the Governors Challenge in Clarksville, Tenn.The Huskies take on the South Dakota State Jackrabbits 11 a.m. Friday. Saturday...

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....

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 falls to UIC Flames in road match

By Brian Earle | April 30, 2014

In a high-scoring affair, baseball found itself on the short end of the stick, falling to UIC 10-9 Tuesday night on the road.Both teams got the bats out as the Huskies recorded 12 hits while the Flames came away with 11 hits.The Huskies jumped out to...

Baseball ready for regional challenge

By Brian Earle | April 28, 2014

Baseball will take a break from its conference schedule when it hits the road for two midweek games against UIC at 7:05 p.m. today and Northwestern at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.The Huskies (13-29-1) have been playing better baseball of late, winning four of...

Pitching tosses up key series win for baseball

By Brian Earle | April 27, 2014

Behind back-to-back shutout victories in games two and three, baseball won a big conference series against Western Michigan over the weekend on the road.The Huskies (13-29-1, 8-10 MAC) took down the Broncos (15-23, 6-12 MAC) in game two on Saturday, 2-0,...