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Freshman pitcher finds role with NIU

By Ryan Ostry | March 29, 2018

DeKALB — Growing up in the town of McHenry surrounded by corn stalks, freshman pitcher Michael Lasiewicz had one love and passion as his favorite pastime — baseball.“I started playing when I was about four or five,” Lasiewicz said. “I honestly...

Baseball stays hot against Flames

By Ryan Ostry | March 29, 2018

DeKalb — The baseball team tallied its second consecutive win on Tuesday against the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames with a final score of 5-1.“It was a real grind it out win today,” said Head Coach Mike Kunigonis. “We really stayed on the...

Freshman pitcher Michael Lasiewicz throws a pitch in the Huskies’ 9-5 home win Sunday against Central Michigan. Lasiewicz threw five innings and gave up five hits and four walks. 

Huskies avoid sweep with home win

By Ryan Ostry | March 26, 2018

Freshman pitcher Michael Lasiewicz throws a pitch in the Huskies’ 9-5 home win Sunday against Central Michigan. Lasiewicz threw five innings and gave up five hits and four walks. 

Baseball swept in Indiana

By Ryan Ostry | March 19, 2018

DeKALB — The baseball team (4-14) could not measure up to the Big Ten talent in Bloomington, Indiana, this past weekend as it got swept by the No. 14 ranked Indiana Hoosiers, putting the losing streak at eight games.NIU got blown out in the first game...

All around consistency key for Huskies

By Ryan Ostry | March 8, 2018

With Mid-American Conference games not starting until the end of March, small ball and pitching will play an integral role in the Huskies’ success to avoid finishing at the bottom of the Mid-American Conference again.The Huskies are off to a tough 4-7...

Baseball struggles in weekend series

By Ryan Ostry | March 5, 2018

The change of scenery and weather apparently didn’t do much justice for the baseball team Friday through Sunday as NIU walked away with just one victory in four tries in the Lone Star State.The Huskies (4-7) dropped the first contest against the University...

Baseball struggles against Hilltoppers

By Ryan Ostry | February 26, 2018

DeKALB — The baseball team decided to heat up the bats in Sunday’s series finale against the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers to avoid the sweep after being outscored 20-7 in the first three matches.The Huskies (3-4) lost the first game by...

Baseball goes 2-1 in opening week

By Ryan Ostry | February 19, 2018

DeKALB — After losing the opening ball game of the year by a score of 3-2, the baseball team took two out of three games against the University of Central Arkansas Bears and took the series win.NIU combined for 15 runs in the final two games, giving...

Baller Breakdown: Abby Woollacott

By Ryan Ostry | February 15, 2018

Name: Abby WoollacottHometown: Rockford, IllinoisFavorite Sports Team: Chicago CubsInteresting fact: Sister has same birthday, three years youngerAthlete idol/role model: Kerri WalshCourt Strengths: Rebounding“Being strong offensively and defensively,...

Huskies zip past Akron in Ohio

By Ryan Ostry | February 8, 2018

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team (12-11, 4-8 Mid-American Conference) extended its career record Wednesday in Akron to 8-7 after an offensively dominated night, featuring a game the Akron Zips never led in.“The way we came out of the locker...