Northern Star




Northern Star

Northern Illinois University’s student news organization since 1899


Ensure student journalism survives. Donate today.

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

The Huskies baseball team celebrate after freshman catcher Cooper Cohn (4) hit a home run to win the game against Valparaiso on Tuesday. NIU was tied 9-9 after the top of the ninth inning until Cooper hit the home run with only one out in the inning. (Totus Tuus Keely | Northern Star)

Cohn’s ninth-inning heroics push Huskies past Valparaiso

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | April 23, 2024

DeKALB – Freshman catcher Cooper Cohn walked off Valparaiso University with a towering solo home run in the ninth inning as the Huskies won 10-9.  COHN CALLED GAME The freshman backstop had his fair share of struggles in this game, dropping two...

Junior pitcher Tommy Meyer throws a pitch in an NIU baseball game against Louisiana State University. Meyer gave up eight runs in three innings before the Huskies rallied to cut Toledos lead to one run in the ninth inning. (Courtesy of Jonathan Mailhes)

Baseball rallies late, falls short to Toledo

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | March 29, 2024

NIU baseball (9-18, 5-6 MAC) dropped its second consecutive game in a loss to University of Toledo (13-13, 8-3 MAC) by a score of 8-7 to fall below .500 in MAC play for the first time this season. POOR STARTING PITCHING For the second consecutive...

Senior catcher/outfielder Collin Summerhill eyes a pitch in an NIU baseball game against Louisiana State University Saturday. Summerhill recorded two hits against the University of Iowa on Tuesday, including an RBI triple in the eighth inning. (Courtesy of LSU Athletics)

Baseball falls to Iowa, leave 11 runners on base

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | February 27, 2024

NIU baseball (2-7) dropped its mid-week showdown versus the University of Iowa Hawkeyes (4-4) by a score of 14-6.  The Hawkeyes used a total of 10 pitchers in the contest, with their starting pitcher, sophomore pitcher Justin Hackett, only lasting...

NIU senior outfielder/catcher Colin Summerhill throws during Thursday’s 10-2 loss to then-second-ranked Louisiana State University at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Summerhill’s RBI double in the ninth inning of Saturday’s rematch helped the Huskies avoid a shutout in their 5-2 defeat to the third-ranked Tigers. (Courtesy of Jonathan Mailhes)

Baseball outhits No. 3 LSU in weekend finale

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | February 25, 2024

Despite playing under the sunny Saturday skies of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, NIU’s offense played eight innings of baseball as cold as the temperatures back home in DeKalb, Illinois. Trailing 5-0 with two hits entering the ninth inning, NIU baseball...

Then-sophomore infielder Mason Kelley (25) plays first base during a game against Kent State on March 28, 2022 in DeKalb.

Baseball wins first game of season over Maine

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor | February 26, 2023

DeKALB – A solid pitching performance and home runs from junior infielder Mason Kelley and junior infielder/outfielder Parker Shupe helped NIU baseball earn its first win of the season against the University of Maine by a final score of 6-3.  The...