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Baseball: Cats take two of three from Purdue, move into tie for first place in Big Ten

Staff Reports

April 25, 2010

Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Wildcats bounced the Boilermakers in West Lafayette, Ind., last weekend, winning the final two games of a three-game set. The wins over Purdue (23-16, 6-6 Big Ten) marked NU's (15-23, 7-5) third consecutive Big Ten series vi...

Baseball: Stevens calls on resilient ‘Scuba’ Steve Sanders, Cats prepare for Purdue

Jimmy Carlton

April 21, 2010

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Clinging to a late 2-0 lead against Illinois State on Wednesday, Northwestern coach Paul Stevens did something he hadn't done with his team ahead. He made the call for Steve Sanders.Sanders had never before pitched in a Wildcat...

Baseball: Pitchers push Cats past Redbirds

Jimmy Carlton

April 20, 2010

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Wednesday's non conference game against Illinois State was sandwiched between two important Big Ten weekend series, so Northwestern knew it needed to conserve its ammunition.The Wildcats (13-22) did just that, getting a thoroug...

Baseball: Wildcats look to keep clicking with clutch hits against Redbirds

Christine Todd

April 19, 2010

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The second inning Saturday was a double-stuffed, four-run period for the Wildcats (12-22) in their 6-5 victory over the Golden Gophers.With junior third baseman Chris Lashmet hitting a lead-off two-bagger, and with two walked ba...

Baseball Sidebar: Wildcats looking for groundouts rather than strikeouts on the mound

Christine Todd

April 18, 2010

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In the final game of Northwestern's series against Minnesota, senior lefty Joe Muraski threw 102 pitches-in five innings.Through the first three of his quintet, Muraski averaged 24.7 pitches per inning. But it wasn't because t...

Baseball: Northwestern takes two of three, moves into third-place tie in the Big Ten

Christine Todd

April 18, 2010

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Before the 2010 season, prognosticators pegged Northwestern as the Big Ten's bottom-of-the-barrel squad. One of the teams projected to take a spot at the top of that barrel was Minnesota. Now, in a four-way tie for third place in ...

Baseball: Confident Cats looking to continue winning ways against Minnesota

Christine Todd

April 14, 2010

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A couple of weeks ago, Zach Morton was browsing ESPN.com for interesting stories. He landed on one written by Jayson Stark: "What truly makes a winner win?" After reading the piece, which outlines three players-Derek Jeter, Ch...

Baseball: Balanced pitching and plate presence help NU take down Northern Illinois

Jimmy Carlton

April 13, 2010

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Baseball players are fond of reminding people it's a long season, and they take it one game at a time. Even the most heavily-stocked cliché dispensers, though, would find it difficult to look back at the last couple of...

Baseball: Hitters, hurlers set for in-state showdown

Jimmy Carlton

April 12, 2010

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With a team ERA of 6.19, Northwestern's pitching staff has given up nearly two runs per game more than its opponents. That's higher than coach Paul Stevens would like, but he is mindful that the number is inflated because of th...

Baseball: Northwestern’s offense comes alive at Penn State

Jimmy Carlton

April 10, 2010

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Sophomore Paul Snieder and his teammates had just dropped the finale of their three-game series at Penn State, a 6-5 nailbiter that thwarted Northwestern's attempt at a sweep, and they were in the midst of a ten-hour ride back to...

Baseball: End of an error: NU focuses on fielding at Penn State

Christine Todd

April 7, 2010

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After Northwestern's series opener against Ohio State, coach Paul Stevens looked over his shoulder to the scoreboard in right-center field at Rocky Miller Park. The next day he did the same thing, both days pointing out an id...

Baseball: Northwestern newcomers fill in rotating bullpen

Christine Todd

April 5, 2010

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After six Northwestern pitchers combined to allow 10 earned runs on 13 hits Sunday against Ohio State, coach Paul Stevens said he is looking to solidify the back end of his bullpen."A multitude of individuals running to the hi...