All that was missing was a birthday cake Friday at Peccole Park.
Bradey Shipley, though, supplied all the rest of the fun as the Wolf Pack cruised past the Northern Illinois Huskies, 7-3, in front of a crowd of 566 in the home opener. The Wolf Pack junior celebrated his 21st birthday by striking out 10 in eight innings and allowing just four hits and a run.
"I felt good out there," said Shipley, who tossed 70 of his 110 pitches for strikes. "I was just glad to get out with a win."
Shipley earned his first victory of the …