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NIU pitcher Zach Oates pitched a three-hit, complete game shutout against Illinois over spring break.

Huskies dominate competition over spring break

By Andrew Singer | March 20, 2011

Spring break proved to be just what the previously winless NIU baseball team needed, as the Huskies went 5-1 over the week. NIU (5-11) reeled off five consecutive wins before falling to Saint Louis on Sunday afternoon. The Huskies ended a weather-induced...

Commentary: NIU almost had biggest win in Arizona last weekend

By Andrew Singer | March 7, 2011

What was the first thing NIU baseball head coach Ed Mathey asked me on Friday evening after the Huskies lost 10-9 to Arizona State? "Did you see how fast their closer was throwing?" I didn't have a radar gun, but it didn't take one to see that ASU's Trevor...

NIU infielder Troy White and the Huskies gave No. 10 Arizona State a close game over the weekend but ended up losing.

NIU baseball comes away from Arizona winless

By Andrew Singer | March 7, 2011

SURPRISE, Ariz. | Four more losses were tacked on to the NIU baseball team's early-season slide over the weekend at the Coca-Cola Classic in Surprise, Arizona. The Huskies (0-10) came within five outs of taking down No. 10 Arizona State, but the Sun Devils...

Baseball winless again

By Andrew Singer | February 27, 2011

For the second time in as many weeks, the NIU baseball team traveled west, and for the second time they came home with no wins. The Huskies (0-6) continued on their early-season slide in Lubbock, Texas this weekend, losing two games to BYU and Texas Tech...

Oates, Wells shine as Huskies fall to S. Utah

By Andrew Singer | February 20, 2011

Sloppy play in the field and a lack of clutch hitting accounted for the NIU baseball team dropping two games to Southern Utah in college baseball’s opening weekend. The Huskies (0-2 overall) committed eight errors in Friday’s doubleheader at Thunderbird...

Baseball set to begin season at Southern Utah

By Andrew Singer | February 17, 2011

Today signals the beginning of a new era in college baseball, as new NCAA-mandated bats will be used in games for the first time. The bats are designed to resemble wood in their performance and will most likely lead to a significant decrease in the number...

Mound duties still need to be determined for NIU baseball

By Andrew Singer | February 15, 2011

DeKALB | Opening day for the NIU baseball team is two days away, but the Huskies’ pitching rotation is still far from set. Before jotting down the 2011 rotation in pen, ninth-year head coach Ed Mathey wants to see how his pitchers throw in the first...

Ralph McKinzie Field renovated

By Andrew Singer | February 1, 2011

NAPERVILLE | Renovations to Ralph McKinzie Field and talk of an indoor-practice facility highlighted the NIU baseball team's leadoff banquet Sunday evening.NIU Athletic Director Jeff Compher and NIU baseball head coach Ed Mathey discussed the state of...

Huskie Briefs: NIU football, Wicinski, baseball and basketball tryouts

By Andrew Singer | August 31, 2010

NIU football schedules Wake Forest, Ohio State: The NIU football team recently announced that they've set up a couple of attractive dates. The Huskies will play Wake Forest in 2014, completing a three game agreement with the school. NIU played the Demon...