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,...

The junior pitcher-catcher battery of Brenden Bube and Brody Tanksley embrace as the IU Southeast Baseball team storms the field after defeating Point Park 8-2 in the River States Conference title game. The #18 Grenadiers had to survive three consecutive elimination games to force a winner-takes-all finale and win their first RSC Tournament title since 2011.

Baseball fends off Asbury, Point Park to win RSC Championship

#18 Grenadiers survive three straight elimination games to win first RSC Tournament title since 2011. Now they travel to Kingsport, Tenn. for daunting NAIA Opening Round challenge
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor May 16, 2021

A morning chill filled the air on Monday, May 10, at two different locations within the Midwest. The first was at IU Southeast as almost 900 college seniors prepared to complete a long academic odyssey...

Sophomore outfielder Derek Wagner follows through on his swing as he watches a ball soar out of the park for a two-run blast during the Grenadiers' 14-3 victory over Georgetown College on April 6.

Baseball blows by Georgetown for 17th straight win

Wagner goes 3-for-4 in home debut with a homer, Tanksley smacks two dingers as Grenadiers rout Tigers 14-3
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor April 8, 2021

A key theme with the IU Southeast Baseball team in 2021 was the myriad injuries the Grenadiers suffered throughout the season. As the calendar turned to April, however, the Grenadiers began to return...

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...

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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