The Horizon

Members of the IU Southeast Baseball team embrace in hugs following their season-ending loss to #11 Faulkner in the NAIA World Series. The #15 Grenadiers finished the 2021 campaign at 50-16 and went 2-2 in their first ever trip to the World Series.

Baseball advances to final five in NAIA World Series before falling to Faulkner

In their first-ever trip to Lewiston for the Avista NAIA World Series, #15 Grenadiers make it to final five before falling to #11 Faulkner 14-10 to conclude historic campaign
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor June 18, 2021

43 Years in the Making The Avista NAIA World Series felt like a fairy tale for the IU Southeast Baseball program since it began in 1979. Starting when current skipper Ben Reel became head coach in 2009,...

IU Southeast Baseball skipper Ben Reel looks up at the pennants showing every team that has won the NAIA World Series since it began in 1957. Reel hopes that his #15 Grenadiers can add their name to that list as they will participate in the event in Lewiston, ID., for the first time in school history.

Baseball shocks #1 Tennessee Wesleyan in back-to-back contests, marches to Lewiston for first time

After overcoming 6-0 first-inning hole against Warner, #15 Grenadiers defeat defending champs on back-to-back days to earn first-ever NAIA World Series berth
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor May 28, 2021

After clinching the River States Conference Regular-Season title on April 23, the IU Southeast Baseball team was bound to return to the NAIA Opening Round for the fifth consecutive season. Before they...

Junior catcher Brody Tanksley (#27) taps helmets with teammates Matt Monahan (center) and Clay Woeste after smashing a three-run home run against Oakland City in the nightcap of a doubleheader on April 3. The homer was Tanksley's second big fly on the day after hitting a two-run shot in the day game of the twin billing.

Baseball maintains winning streak and perfect RSC record with sweep of Oakland City

Grenadiers sweep Oaks to win their 15th straight contest, move to 15-0 in conference play
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor April 5, 2021

The IU Southeast Baseball team had to feel confident in themselves a week after sweeping a crucial three-game series against River States Conference rival Asbury. The sweep of the Eagles helped the...

Junior utilityman Tyler Mills, (#12), attempts to keep spirits high in the dugout during the tense opener of a crucial three-game series against Asbury on Friday, March 26. The Grenadiers battled through 10 innings before winning 7-6 in the bottom the 11th.

Baseball continues RSC dominance with sweep of Asbury

Grenadiers walk off in two games en route to series sweep of Eagles, remain perfect in conference play
Garland Noel and Brandon Miniard March 29, 2021

As the season reaches the halfway point, the IU Southeast Baseball team has to consider themselves fortunate for their current standing. After starting the season 5-10, the Grenadiers are currently riding...

Drew Hensley (left) and Clay Woeste celebrate after the former hit an RBI bloop single, giving the Grenadiers a 1-0 lead during the day game of a doubleheader against IU Kokomo. The breakthrough hit eventually led to a 10-0 Grenadier victory.

Baseball sweeps IU Kokomo in pivotal RSC series

#11 Grenadiers blow out Cougars in two out of three games en route to sweep
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor March 15, 2021

After a strong 4-0 week highlighted by a sweep of River States Conference rival Rio Grande, the IU Southeast Baseball team started the past week with a close 7-6 loss to #8 University of the Cumberlands...

Clay Woeste slides into third base after hitting a triple to centerfield during game one of a doubleheader against Rio Grande on March 6.

Baseball opens conference play with sweep of Rio Grande

#11 Grenadiers sweep RedStorm in three-game weekend series to begin RSC action
Brandon Miniard, Staff Reporter March 8, 2021

After going 2-7 in a week highlighted by a four-game sweep at Huntington University's hands, the IU Southeast Baseball team had to prove that such an unfortunate cold streak was merely an aberration. The...

Santrel Farmer slides past home plate after colliding with Huntington catcher Eli Knust during a doubleheader on Feb. 27.

Baseball gets swept by Huntington in gloomy weekend series

Grenadiers' suffer four-game sweep at the hands of Foresters, extending losing streak
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor March 1, 2021

After starting the 2021 season with a three-game sweep of Pikeville, the IU Southeast baseball team has had a fairly rough stretch as of late. Starting by being swept in three games by #5 Tennessee Wesleyan,...

Senior Matt Monahan rounds third base before scoring as a result of Jake Scott's two-run single in the first game of a doubleheader against Pikeville on Feb. 6.

Baseball opens season with sweep of Pikeville

#11 Grenadiers score early and often in all three games in weekend series to sweep Bears
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor February 11, 2021

The last time the IU Southeast Baseball team took the field for competition, they walked away with an 11-7 victory at Lindsey Wilson. That was on March 11, 2020, shortly before all NAIA spring sports were...

The IUS Baseball team returns to the dugout upon completing throwing practice prior to a contest against West Virginia Tech on March 1, 2020.

Baseball looks to replicate magic of shortened 2020 campaign

Grenadiers return almost entire roster from last year's shortened, historic 18-1 campaign, as well as add key newcomers
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor February 3, 2021

That Was Then, This Is Now 2020 was brewing to be a season for the ages for the IU Southeast Baseball team. The Grenadiers won their first 12 contests, which was not only their best start under Head...

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