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Baseball: Wildcats take two in Florida thanks to strong pitching, clutch hittting

Jimmy Carlton

February 28, 2010

Filed under Baseball, Sports

As coach Paul Stevens says, "Good pitching will shut down good hitting every time."Northwestern learned Stevens' lesson the hard way in its opening weekend losses at the Bojangles Baseball Classic. The Wildcats benefitted from bein...

Baseball: Northwestern looks to get ahead, stay ahead in Big Ten/Big East Challenge

Christine Todd

February 23, 2010

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Strike one or ball one? Getting ahead in the count can make all the difference in the world.According to a study of Division-I baseball, pitchers have an 80 percent chance of getting opposing hitters out when the first pitch of...

Spring Sports Guide: Baseball-‘Go-go’ gone, coach Paul Stevens still psyched for 2010

Christine Todd

February 22, 2010

Filed under Baseball, Sports

J.A. Happ stood in the batting cage at Trienens Hall, throwing live batting practice to Northwestern's lineup two weeks ago. The former NU ace and current Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher was preparing for Spring Training wh...

Baseball: Wildcats struggle in South Carolina, start season 0-4

Christine Todd

February 21, 2010

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Last Wednesday at practice, the Wildcats huddled into a meeting room to talk about the upcoming season. Among other things, coach Paul Stevens stressed the importance of moving on from what he called "trials and tribulations."After dropping ...

Wrong place, wrong time: Mussina’s woes of fate

Hunter Atkins

October 6, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

By no means was Mike Mussina a member of the Mudville Nine, but for a pitcher as talented as any to take the mound during the 1990s and 2000s, he had many close-but-no-cigar moments.Mussina has never been in the graces of fate, ...