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...

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 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...

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...

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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