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Freshman catcher Cooper Cohn (4) beats a throw to first base on May 3 at Ralph McKinzie Field at Walt and Janice Owens Park. NIU baseball lost the series finale against Ball State University by a score of 13-10 on Sunday. (Totus Tuus Keely | Northern Star)

Huskies out-slugged by Ball State, drop series finale

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | May 5, 2024

DeKALB – NIU baseball lost a slugfest against Ball State University, as the Cardinals slugged four home runs, losing by a score of 13-10.  EARLY DEFICIT The Huskies starting pitcher for the day, senior pitcher Dominic Hann, totaled three innings...

Senior outfielder/catcher Colin Summerhill swings at a pitch in an NIU baseball home game against Ball State University on Friday. Summerhill notched four RBIs in the Huskies 12-3 rout of the Cardinals on Saturday. (Totus Tuus Keely | Northern Star)

Brouwer’s no-hit bid powers Huskies to weekend win

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | May 4, 2024

DeKALB – Redshirt sophomore pitcher Adam Brouwer was dominant on the mound as NIU baseball (16-30, 10-13 MAC) tied the series against the Ball State University Cardinals (26-19-1, 13-10 MAC) with a 12-3 win Saturday. Brouwer went seven or more innings...

Freshman catcher Cooper Cohn (4) hits a home run during the second inning at Ralph McKinzie Field at Walt and Janice Park. NIU baseball dropped the series opener against Ball State University by a score of 4-3 on Friday. (Totus Tuus Keely | Northern Star)

Ball State outlasts Huskies, NIU drops series opener

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | May 3, 2024

DeKALB – NIU baseball (15-30, 9-13 MAC) dropped its third straight contest, losing to the Ball State University Cardinals (26-18-1, 13-9 MAC) by a score of 4-3. TOUGH START FOR BRACHBILL Freshman pitcher Ty Brachbill started the series opener...

NIU senior infielder Andre Demetral gets set to throw the ball to first base on April 24 at Curtis Granderson Stadium. Demetral scored two runs as NIU baseball fell 6-5 to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers on Wednesday. (Northern Star File Photo)

Timely hitting evades NIU baseball in loss to Milwaukee

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | May 2, 2024

NIU baseball (15-29, 9-12 MAC) was unable to come up with the clutch hit needed Wednesday, falling to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers (14-28, 9-12 Horizon League) 6-5. The Huskies scored just one run after the second inning, leaving...

Senior infielder Jake Nelson looks for a fly ball in foul territory on April 24 at Curtis Granderson Stadium. The Huskies lost 2-0 in Sundays series finale against Central Michigan University. (Northern Star File Photo)

Huskies fall in series finale to Chippewas

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | April 28, 2024

NIU baseball’s offense disappeared in Sunday’s series finale against Central Michigan, losing by a final score of 2-0.  NO OFFENSE The Huskies’ offense was held to just three hits in Sunday’s matchup against the Chippewas and only had five...

Senior infielder Eric Erato slides into home plate on April 23 at Ralph McKinzie Field at Walt and Janice Owens Park. Erato drove in two runs in Saturdays 9-6 win over Central Michigan University. (Northern Star File Photo)

Baseball survives Central Michigan

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | April 28, 2024

NIU redshirt sophomore pitcher Adam Brouwer earned his fifth win of the 2024 season en route to NIU baseball’s (15-27, 9-11 MAC) 9-6 victory over the Central Michigan University Chippewas (14-29, 5-15 MAC) on Saturday. The Huskies earned their first...

Freshman pitcher Ty Brachbill stands on the mound on April 19 at Ralph McKinzie Field at Walt and Janice Owens Park. Brachbill pitched a complete game on Friday in a 2-1 victory over Central Michigan University. (Northern Star File Photo)

Brachbill’s stellar start opens weekend series with a win

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | April 27, 2024

Freshman pitcher Ty Brachbill spun a complete game gem to take a crucial 2-1 series opening victory against Central Michigan University.  BRACHBILL’S BEST PERFORMANCE The freshman right hander shut down the Chippewas’ offense in Friday’s...

NIU junior pitcher Conner Lutes (36) pitches during the second inning against UIC. Lutes pitched five innings, gave up one earned run and had one strikeout. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Huskie bats go cold in loss to UIC

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | April 25, 2024

After a three-run first inning, the Huskies’ offense went quiet as NIU baseball (13-27, 7-11 MAC) fell 5-4 to the University of Illinois Chicago Flames (25-12, 9-6 MVC) Wednesday.  An early lead and a quality start from junior pitcher Conner Lutes...

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...

Senior first baseman Mason Kelley (18) throws the ball to the catcher at home plate during the sixth inning of an NIU baseball game against Bowling Green State University on April 6. Kelley scored the game-tying run in the ninth inning against Kent State University on Saturday, but the Huskies fell 9-8 in extra innings. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Nightmare ninth dooms Huskies in series loss to Kent State

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | April 22, 2024

DeKALB – A two-out, ninth-inning grand slam from senior infielder Tim Orr lifted the Kent State University Golden Flashes (19-18, 10-8 MAC) to a 9-8 win and series victory over NIU baseball (12-26, 7-11 MAC) Sunday.  Trailing 7-4 with two outs and...

Redshirt sophomore Adam Brouwer delivers a pitch against Miami University at McKie Field at Hayden Park in Oxford, Ohio. Brouwer led the Huskies to a 7-3 win over Kent State University Saturday after giving up just one earned run over 7.2 innings pitched. (Ellison Neumann | Courtesy of Miami Athletics)

Brouwer’s strong start powers NIU baseball to first home win

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | April 21, 2024

DeKALB – After dropping Game 1 of the three-game series 7-3 to the Kent State University Golden Flashes (18-18, 9-8 MAC) on Friday, NIU baseball (12-25, 7-10 MAC) flipped the script Saturday with a 7-3 victory to even the series. A dominant start...

Senior outfielder/catcher Colin Summerhill swings at a pitch against Kent State University on Saturday. Summerhill hit his 16th home run of the season, breaking NIUs single season home run record. (Totus Tuus Keely | Northern Star)

Summerhill breaks record, NIU falls to Kent State

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | April 19, 2024

DeKALB – Senior outfielder/catcher Colin Summerhill etched his name in NIU history with his 16th home run of the season as NIU baseball dropped the series opener to Kent State 7-3. RECORD BREAKER Summerhill broke the NIU single-season home run...