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.
The shutout by Klonowski also tied the career record for complete game shutouts in a career with three. The performance also set a new program record for shutouts in a season by the Huskies, breaking the record of six set by the 1964 team.
NIU went on the board in the first inning as Brandon Mallder singled to right centerfield with one out. Brian Sisler, a DeKalb graduate, followed that up with a double to left centerfield to score Mallder from first and extend his hitting streak to 13 games.
The Huskies would tack on an insurance run in the eighth inning as Landon Tenhagen walked with one out in the frame. With two outs on him, Johnny Zubek hit a flare to left field that dropped 15 feet in front of the outfielder to score Tenhagen from second and put the Huskies up, 2-0.