DeKALB, Ill. – For the first time in 59 games, the Northern Illinois baseball team was shut out Sunday afternoon against Central Michigan, falling 7-0. Central Michigan pitcher Dietrech Enns hurled a three-hit, 118-pitch complete game.
“Enns pitched a heck of a game for Central Michigan and we have to give him credit for his performance,” NIU coach Ed Mathey said after the game. “We gave away some opportunities in the game with runners on base and didn’t help our cause much swinging on the first pitch.”
The Huskies accounted for three hits in the game, one each by Connor Schomig, Jamison Wells and Jeff Zimmerman. Schomig broke up Enns' no-hitter in the bottom of the sixth inning with his leadoff single, followed by Wells single but Northern Illinois was unable to take advantage of the situation.
Kyle Glancy entered the game in the eighth inning and finished the contest with two shutout innings, surrendering a walk, a hit and striking out two batters. CMU’s Enns hurled all nine innings with seven strikeouts, three walks and three hits. Tony Manville took the loss in 4.2 innings pitched, striking out four with four earned runs.
The Huskies were last shut out May 7, 2011 at Eastern Michigan, a 1-0 loss to the Eagles.
Northern Illinois (14-34, 7-14 MAC) will return to the diamond after this week’s final exams for a weekend series at Western Michigan, starting May 11 in Kalamazoo.