Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Live Blog: Baseball vs. Northern Illinois

Good evening and welcome to Loves Park, Ill., and to Road Ranger Stadium for tonight's game between the Northern Illinois Huskies and your Milwaukee Panthers. This marks the final non-league game of the regular season for UWM.

We have played them at home (swept a pair), on the road (lost) and now at a neutral site this season, so these teams know each other about as well as any non-conference opponents can...

Road Ranger Stadium is the home of the Frontier League's Rockford RiverHawks ... seems like a pretty nice place. The contest will be the first-ever NCAA Division I game at the stadium. I am curious to see what attendance will end up shaping into.

Join us for the live blog HERE.

Anyways, the line-up for Milwaukee is:
Cole Kraft (SS), Andy Gerhartz (2B), Doug Dekoning (CF), Josh Groves (DH), Dan Buchholz (3B), Tim Patzman (LF), Shawn Wozniak (1B), Shaun Wegner (C) and Nino Guerrero (RF) will get the start in the field.

On the mound, junior Nate Caldwell, getting his fifth start of the campaign.

NIU is:
Jones (SS), Minogue (CF), Hood (LF), Reynolds (RF), Behm (C), Behren (DH), White (3B), Etcheverry (1B) and Buonavolonto (2b).

On the mound, Jake Hermsen, 1-1 with an 11.08 ERA in 5 games.

For UWM game notes, click HERE.
For NIU's game release, click HERE.
For Gametracker, click HERE after the first pitch.

Also, NIU has a radio broadcast available as well. For that, click HERE.