Jake Nelson led the NIU baseball team with two home runs in a game against Illinois, ultimately resulting in a 15-5 loss after Illinois scored seven runs in the second inning.

By the Numbers
  • Jake Nelson hit two home runs in the game.
  • Colin Summerhill hit his 12th home run of the season for NIU.
  • Illinois scored seven runs in the second inning.
  • Nelson had his fifth straight game with two hits.
  • Ty Brachbill allowed 11 runs on 12 hits in 3.1 innings for NIU.
Yes, But

NIU had a strong offensive performance with four home runs but struggled to contain Illinois' scoring spree, leading to the loss.

State of Play
  • NIU (11-22) faced a challenging defeat against Illinois (18-13) at Illinois Field.
  • Jake Nelson's impressive hitting streak continued with two home runs in the game.
  • Colin Summerhill showcased power with his 12th home run of the season for NIU.
What's Next

The Huskies and Fighting Illini are set to play the second game of the series on April 13 at 3 p.m.

Bottom Line

Jake Nelson's stellar performance with two home runs was not enough to secure a victory for NIU, as Illinois dominated the game with a strong second-inning offensive display, highlighting the importance of defensive consistency in baseball.