Northern Illinois senior pitcher Alex Klonowski was named second-team All-Mid-American Conference on Tuesday.
Sometimes the distance between “high-profile” and “behind-the-scenes” isn’t very far.
DeKALB – Senior Alex Klonowski set the Northern Illinois baseball (16-33-1, 11-13 Mid-American Conference) single season record for complete game shutouts in a season Sunday to clinch the series over Akron in a 2-0 victory. Klonowski scattered two hits, striking out seven with two walks on senior day.
KENT, Ohio - An RBI single by Alex Klonowski gave the NIU Huskies (15-31-1, 9-11 MAC) a 6-5 lead entering the bottom of the ninth, however, the Huskie defense sealed the victory as it made the last two outs at third and home to tie the series, 1-1.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Northern Illinois senior Alex Klonowski threw his second complete game shutout of the season Sunday over Western Michigan (15-23, 6-12 Mid-American Confereence) to lead the NIU baseball team to a win over the Broncos and clinch the series, 1-0.
KALAMAZOO - The NIU Huskies (12-29-1, 7-10 MAC) picked up their fourth shutout of the season Saturday afternoon behind an eight inning, 141 pitch effort by Eli Anderson to defeat Western Michigan, 2-0. Justin Fletcher and Micah McCulloch each collected a hit and an RBI.
DeKALB – The Northern Illinois baseball team added a 10th player to its 2014 signing class Monday, announcing the addition of Hinsdale South High School infielder Don Buonavolanto. Don is following in the footsteps of older brother, Joe, who played at NIU from 2007 to 10.
YPSILANTI, Mich. - Tied 3-3 after nine innings, the NIU Huskies (9-22-1, 5-6 MAC) came through with two runs in the top of the 10th at Eastern Michigan (11-21, 1-10 MAC) to earn its first extra innings victory and clinch the series, 5-3. Pitcher Ben Neumann improved to 3-0 on the season, finishing the final 1.2 innings of the game. Freshman Carl Russell extended his hitting streak to 10-games.
DeKALB – A complete game, one-hit shutout by Alex Klonowski – the first for Northern Illinois baseball since April 1, 1997, at Valparaiso – served as a catalyst for a Northern Illinois victory over Toledo on Sunday afternoon as the Huskies defeated the Rockets, 7-0.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Northern Illinois may have started slow against Missouri State in the opening game of the Fuddrucker’s Lobo Invite at the University of New Mexico, but it finished as it accounted for eight runs in the bottom of the ninth. However, the Huskies (0-4) were unable to get over the final hump as it fell to the Bears (3-1), 9-8. Brandon Mallder (Bridgeview, Ill./St. Laurence) who entered the game in the eighth inning, finished 2-for-2 with a double, three RBI and run in the ninth inning alone.
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Northern Illinois and Minnesota played a back and forth baseball game for seven and a half innings, until the Golden Gophers (3-0) accounted for six runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a 5-5 tie with the Huskies (0-3) and take the final game of the series, 11-5. NIU outhit UM in the game, 13-11.
The Northern Illinois baseball team opened the 2014 season with a 3-2, 10-inning loss to Minnesota at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz.
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