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Sophomore outfielder Nick Drobushevich makes a sliding catch during NIUs Feb. 15 game against Boston College University in Winter Haven, Florida.

Experienced baseball team ready to compete for MAC Championship

By Matt Boecker | February 19, 2020

DeKALB — The baseball team has its eyes set on a successful run in the Mid-American Conference tournament as a new season is underway.In 2019, NIU lost to Ball State University 8-7 in 11 innings in the MAC semifinals. While the loss stung, it was the...

Baseball team travels to Florida to fight common enemy with Boston College

Baseball team travels to Florida to fight “common enemy” with Boston College

By Jemea Green | February 12, 2020

DeKALB — The baseball team will travel to Winter Haven, Florida to face the Boston College University Eagles and raise awareness of ALS during this weekend’s matchup.Pete Frates, who promoted the ice bucket challenge, was a mutual friend of both head...

No rest for NIU baseball

By Northern Star Staff | June 25, 2018

The grind continues over the summer for the NIU baseball team and their players, as several players will be joining teams across the nation in summer collegiate leagues.13 players will be joining six different teams and five different leagues for a chance...

Junior pitcher Tanner Foster throws pitch in the Huskies 6-3 home loss Friday against the University of Toledo Rockets. 

Pitcher finds role with baseball team

By Roland Hacker | May 7, 2018

Junior pitcher Tanner Foster began the 2018 season as the fourth starting pitcher in the rotation for the baseball team, but has since transitioned to anchoring the top of the rotation. Foster as opening day starter is a great fit for him and for the...

The Huskies closed its final home stand with two losses to the University of Toledo Rockets.

Huskies drop final home series

By Roland Hacker | May 7, 2018

DeKalb — The baseball team lost two of three games this weekend against the University of Toledo Rockets at Ralph McKinzie Field.NIU dropped the first two games of the series but rebounded to win the finale Sunday.Sunday was also Senior Day and the...

Baseball: a lifelong passion for NIU infielder

By Eddie Garcia | May 7, 2018

A 3-year-old walked up to the plate for the first time in his little league career wearing his father’s cleats, which were three sizes too big, and smacked a double on the first pitch he saw.Maribel Reyes, mother of senior baseball infielder Samuel...

Senior pitcher George Faue delivers a pitch Tuesday in the Huskies’ 10-7 home win against Valparaiso. 

Baseball goes 1-1 in weekday action

By James Krause | May 3, 2018

DeKALB — The baseball team split its final pair of non-conference games before hosting the final home series of the year this weekend.The Huskies held off a comeback from the Valparaiso University Crusaders Tuesday to win 10-7 but couldn’t hold the...

Baseball loses big on road

By Roland Hacker | April 30, 2018

DeKALB — The baseball team was swept in a three-game series this weekend by the Ball State University Cardinals.The Cardinals got walk-off wins in two games of the series but blew out the Huskies Saturday with a score of 11-0.“We were legitimately...

Baseball handles weekday action

Baseball handles weekday action

By James Krause | April 26, 2018
Redshirt freshman outfielder Kam Smith takes an at-bat in the Huskies’ 6-1 home win over Trinity Christian College. NIU went 2-0 in its weekday home stint. 

Baseball takes home series over Miami

By Roland Hacker | April 23, 2018

DeKALB — The baseball team won two of its three games in a series with the University of Miami RedHawks over the weekend at Ralph McKinzie Field in DeKalb.Junior pitcher Tanner Foster and freshman pitcher Michael Lasiewicz both had strong outings for...

NIU failed to score a run and only had one hit in its 2-0 loss Tuesday against the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. The Huskies are 11-24 this season. 

Baseball shut out by Hawkeyes

By Roland Hacker | April 19, 2018

DeKALB — The baseball team lost a close game Tuesday to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes 2-0 in Iowa City, Iowa.One turbulent inning cost the Huskies the game against the Hawkeyes squad. In the third inning, NIU sophomore starting pitcher Blake Walker...

Sophomore catcher Jake Dunham awaits a pitch in the Huskies’ 10-5 home win April 10 against the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames.

Baseball falls in another road series

By Roland Hacker | April 15, 2018

DeKalb — The baseball team was swept over the weekend in a three-game set with the Kent State Golden Flashes.The Huskies lost every game by at least five runs. Head Coach Mike Kunigonis said the series was closer than the box scores indicated.“I know...

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