Western Illinois beat Northwestern, 13-9, in the Wildcats second contest of the new season. Antonio Mule and Jake Goebbert each had three hits to pace the NU attack. NU freshman Cole Livermore started going five innings while yielding only two hits and one earned run. Livermore also fanned five, but walked four.
The rest of Northwestern's scheduled games this weekend have been cancelled due to the cold. The Wildcats (1-1) will return to the field February 23 to face Lamar.