13   Kevin Sweeney
Kevin Sweeney

RS Senior

Chicago, Ill.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195




Huskies Scattered Across Country for Summer Baseball

25 Huskies are spread across eight states and both coasts this summer


Huskies End Season With Loss to Cardinals

NIU drops game three to Ball State, 10-2, falling short of MAC Tournament


Huskies Fall to Broncos in Game One of Series

Three Huskies collected multiple hits in the contest


Huskies Drop Doubleheader at Bradley

Locals Justin Fletcher and Andrew Frankenreider highlight the efforts


Complete Effort Leads NIU over EMU, 10-2

Huskies turn four double plays and rack up 12 hits


2014 NIU Baseball - The Road Through Avon

To accomplish a great task, an unprecedented feat must be completed. You're either moving backwards, or you're moving forwards. It's time to move forward. It's time to take The Road Through Avon.


2014 NIU Baseball Podcast - Southern Illinois

Week 3 of the NIU Baseball podcast returns to preview the Southern Illinois and review the Huskies trip to New Mexico.


2014 NIU Baseball Podcast 2/19/14 - New Mexico

Week 2 of the NIU Baseball Podcast, where Head Coach Ed Mathey and Assistant Media Relations Director Matt Scheerer discuss all things NIU Baseball. This week, Mathey reviews the Huskies trip to Arizona and shares his thoughts on the series with Minnesota.


NIU Baseball Podcast: 2/11/14

The NIU Baseball Podcast returns in 2014 for its second season, talking all things NIU baseball with Head Coach Ed Mathey and assistant media relations director Matt Scheerer. Join Ed and Matt as they discuss the upcoming series with Minnesota, preview the 2014 team and some of the happenings in the program.


NIU Fall Baseball Podcast

The first ever fall update from Head Coach Ed Mathey on the NIU Baseball Podcast.

2013: Made 25 appearances, all in relief ... Struck out one in his season debut at Texas Tech (Feb. 15) ... Pitched a perfect frame at Texas Tech (Feb. 17) ... Allowed an unearned run at Murray State (March 12) ... Walked one but stranded that runner at UW-Milwaukee (April 3) ... Hurled two perfect frames at Ohio, sending a pair of Bobcats down on strikes (April 19) ... Recorded back-to-back shutout innings at UIC and at Toledo (May 1 and May 3) ... Limited the Eagles to an unearned run over 1.1 innings versus Eastern Michigan (May 12) ... Struckout two in a perfect inning in NIU's MAC Tournament game against Buffalo (May 23).

2012: Appeared in seven games during the season, four as a pitcher and three as a pinch-runner ... Hurled 3.2 innings and a 7.36 ERA ... Did not record a decision ... Fanned two batters during the year ... Made collegiate debut versus Ohio, pitching one inning (April 8) ... Pitched 0.2 scoreless innings at Milwaukee (May 15) and another scoreless inning versus Ball State (May 18) ... Recorded his first career strikeout versus the Panthers (April 24) ... Made first appearance as a baserunner at Bradley, scoring the go-ahead run in the seventh inning (April 25) ... Notched another run versus Ball State (May 17).

High School: The Fenwick High School captain closed his prep career by hitting .432 with 38 hits, 30 runs, six triples, 24 RBI, and 10 steals in 10 attempts in 31 games as a senior... Led the Friars to a regional runner-up finish in 2010... Garnered first team all-conference recognition as an infielder and right-handed pitcher... Earned invitation to the 2010 Chicago Catholic League all-star game ... In 32 games as a junior, hit .308 with 24 hits, 17 runs, three doubles, one triple, 12 RBI and four steals ... On the mound in 2009, went 3-3 with a 1.80 ERA in 46.6 innings with 42 strikeouts over 10 appearances ... As a sophomore, hit .417 in 25 games with 33 hits, 25 runs, eight doubles, one triple, 21 RBI and 22 steals ... Posted a perfect 4-0 record in 33 innings and six games with a 1.91 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 2008 ... Played four years of football for the Friars, earning varisty letters in each of his last two years.

Personal: Born December 31, 1991 ... Son of Jim and Marilyn Sweeney ... Made the honor roll every semester as a Friar... Intends on majoring in biomedical engineering ... Brother, Joe, was a pitcher for 2010 Division III National Champion Illinois Wesleyan ... While at Fenwick, helped coach grade school football ... Enjoys fishing and attending sports events ... Admires Mark Buehrle for being cut from his high school baseball team twice and making it to MLB.

2012 0-0 7.36 4/0 0 0 3.2 3 3 3 0 2 5 2 .250 2.50
2013 0-0 3.98 25/0 0 0 20.1 20 15 9 1 5 15 13 .256 1.72
CAREER 0-0 4.50 29/0 0 0 24.0 23 18 12 1 7 20 15 .256 1.79

Innings: 2.0 (twice) last at Ball State (May 18, 2013)
Pitch count: 25 (twice) last at Nevada (February 23, 2013)
Strikeouts: 2 (three times) last versus Buffalo (May 23, 2013)
Walks: 2 (four times) last at UW-Milwaukee (May 14, 2013)
Runs: 3 at Nevada (February 23, 2013)

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