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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...

Junior pitcher Tommy Meyer throws a pitch in an NIU baseball game against Louisiana State University. Meyer gave up eight runs in three innings before the Huskies rallied to cut Toledos lead to one run in the ninth inning. (Courtesy of Jonathan Mailhes)

Baseball rallies late, falls short to Toledo

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | March 29, 2024

NIU baseball (9-18, 5-6 MAC) dropped its second consecutive game in a loss to University of Toledo (13-13, 8-3 MAC) by a score of 8-7 to fall below .500 in MAC play for the first time this season. POOR STARTING PITCHING For the second consecutive...

Senior infielder Aaron Harper throws a baseball to a teammate before NIU baseballs matchup with Louisiana State University. Harper recorded three hits in Game 2 of the Huskies doubleheader against Ohio University Friday. (Courtesy of Jonathan Mailhes)

Baseball splits doubleheader with Ohio, wins first MAC game of 2024

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | March 9, 2024

NIU baseball split a doubleheader against the University of Ohio Friday to open MAC play. With the win, the Huskies earned their first conference win of the 2024 season.  GAME 1  The Huskies’ offense provided early support for freshman pitcher...

Then NIU junior catcher Colin Summerhill (8) slides into third base after hitting a triple on April 28, 2023 against University of Akron. Summerhill had 2 hits, 2 runs and 3 RBIs in a 14-4 win over Northwestern State University Friday. (Northern Star File Photo)

Huskies ride first inning flurry in slaughter over Northwestern State

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | February 24, 2024

NIU baseball (2-5) exploded for seven runs in the first inning, setting the tone early in a convincing 14-4 victory over the Northwestern State University Demons (2-4) Friday. Freshman pitcher Ty Brachbill spun a gem for the Huskies in his second career...