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NIU baseball: Huskies drop 2 of 3 at Central Michigan

By Steve Shonder | May 4, 2015

Baseball (20-28, 8-13 MAC) wasn’t able to make up any ground in the MAC in its three-game series with the Central Michigan Chippewas (30-17, 15-6 MAC) over the weekend in Kalamazoo, Mich.The Chippewas scored 34 runs in the series as they took two out...

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: Huskies’ MAC Tournament hopes dwindling

By Steve Shonder | May 4, 2015

Baseball has just seven games left to make up a lot of ground in its hunt for a playoff spot.After seeing a four-game winning streak come to a halt in a 14-2 blowout loss to the Central Michigan Chippewas on Friday, the Huskies managed to get a win Saturday,...

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 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 host UIC, Bradley

By Northern Star staff | April 14, 2015

Baseball plays host to a pair of in-state teams this week as it seeks to end its nine-game losing streak.The Huskies (13-21) will take on the Illinois-Chicago Flames (16-12-1) on Tuesday and the Bradley Braves (22-9) on Wednesday. First pitch for the...

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...

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,...

Baseball squeezes out win

By Brian Earle | April 23, 2014

Baseball was able to even up its season series with UW-Milwaukee as it came away with a 3-2 victory Wednesday at Ralph McKinzie Field.The Huskies (11-28-1) secured the victory behind their errorless play on defense and their go-ahead run late in the bottom...

Senior outfielder Landon Tenhagen is disappointed by an umpire’s call during the Huskies’ 3-2 loss to the UW-Milwaukee Panthers Wednesday at Ralph McKinzie Field. Tenhagen went 1-for-4 at the plate against the Panthers.

Mistakes doom baseball

By Brian Earle | April 9, 2014

A few untimely miscues ultimately led to baseball’s demise as it lost, 3-2, at the hands of UW-Milwaukee Wednesday at Ralph McKinzie Field.Right off the bat in the top of the first inning, pitcher Ryan Olson hit the leadoff man, Derek Peake, to put...

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...

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