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Baseball: Northwestern loses pair to Ohio State in Big Ten opener

Christine Todd

April 3, 2010

Filed under Baseball, Sports

An old baseball adage says winning games boils down to pitching and playing defense. Northwestern's mixed weekend series against conference foe Ohio State proved the saying correct.Going into the series having averaged more than...

Baseball Sidebar: Southpaw Eric Jokisch stellar, returns to old form in win over Buckeyes

Christine Todd

April 3, 2010

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Coach Paul Stevens left the dugout to greet southpaw Eric Jokisch on the mound with two outs in the eighth inning. The junior had allowed only two runs on seven hits to that point, but his pitch count was up to 117, and the ba...

Baseball: Targeting Buckeyes ace Alex Wimmers

Christine Todd

March 31, 2010

Filed under Baseball, Sports

When Northwestern plays its home opener at Rocky Miller Park this weekend, it will face the Big Ten's most dominating ace. To fully understand what this means for the Wildcats, you have to get to know Alex Wimmers.It was the t...

Q&A: Freshman multi-sport star Arby Fields enjoys success on diamond, gridiron

Christine Todd

March 30, 2010

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Freshman Arby Fields ventured to Northwestern from sunny Alta Loma, Calif., where he was a captain for both the football and baseball teams at Los Osos High School. In June 2009, Fields was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the...

Baseball: Despite strong start, Cats can’t put out the Flames, fall 6-1 to UIC

Jimmy Carlton

March 29, 2010

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CHICAGO-After the first inning, it looked like it would be Northwestern's day. But that's why the game lasts nine innings.Although the Wildcats went up early, their offense stalled and their pitching was victimized by the long ...

Baseball: While You Were Gone-‘Backbone’ injured, Cats struggle to get on top in close contests

Christine Todd

March 28, 2010

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Northwestern learned about being on the wrong side of close games last season, compiling a 5-10 record in one-run games. So far 2010 hasn't proven different, as the Wildcats have gone 1-5 in games decided by one run. This is especi...

Baseball: Cats head to Metrodome looking to build off last weekend’s success

Jimmy Carlton

March 3, 2010

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After winning two out of three games last weekend, Northwestern is plans to ride that momentum into a challeging three-game set at the Metrodome this weekend.Two of NU's three upcoming opponents-Oklahoma State and Minnesota-played in an NCA...

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

Jimmy Carlton

February 28, 2010

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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

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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, ...