The Horizon

The IU Southeast Softball team huddles up after defeating #9 Marian 4-0. The Grenadiers defeated two top 10 teams in the NAIA Opening Round, their second coming on a 1-0 walk-off victory against #7 Columbia College.

Softball’s historic season comes to an end in NAIA Opening Round final against Mount Mercy

Grenadiers knock off two top 10 programs, but fall just short of NAIA World Series in Opening Round finale
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor May 27, 2021

As the IU Southeast Softball team transitioned into postseason play, every game felt as if they were fighting to extend their season as long as possible. After falling to Rio Grande in the winner's bracket...

Freshman right-hander Brooklyn Gibbs fires a fastball to Oakland City's McKendree Ward, resulting in a groundout to second base to end the first inning of the nightcap of a doubleheader on April 6. The start for Gibbs was her first since March 3 against #5 Marian after recovering from a torn UCL in her left thumb.

Softball sweeps Oakland City to remain undefeated in RSC play

Gibbs makes highly anticipated return from injury, combines with Ogg for no-hitter to cap off four-game season sweep of Oaks
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor April 8, 2021

After sweeping Brescia to begin River States Conference play, the IU Southeast Softball team felt confident as they began a key portion of their schedule. Fueled in part by the recent return of junior...

Ellie Jackman barely beats the tag of Siena Heights' Lily Guerra to steal second base during game two of a doubleheader against the Saints on March 6.

Softball sweeps Siena Heights for first half of weekend slate

#24 Grenadiers breeze through day game, rally late in nightcap to sweep Saints as part of packed weekend schedule
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor March 8, 2021

The IUS Softball team continues to impress in the early goings of the 2021 campaign. Despite suffering their first loss of the season after splitting a midweek doubleheader against #5 Marian University,...

Centerfielder Kaitlyn Flowers slides into home plate on a Macie Zink squeeze bunt, narrowly avoiding the tag to give the Grenadiers a 1-0 victory over IU South Bend in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Feb. 27.

Softball sweeps IU South Bend to complete dominant week

Grenadiers defeat Titans on walkoff in extra innings in day game and mercy rule in nightcap
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor March 1, 2021

The IU Southeast Softball team had a dominant start to their season last week, starting with a two-game sweep of Alice Lloyd by scores of 12-1 and 13-0 in a non-conference doubleheader on Wednesday, Feb....

From left to right; Ellie Jackman, Madeline Probus (23), Lindsey Nelson, Brooklyn Gibbs (14), Kelsey Warman, and Reecie Gilliam all share a conversation in the pitcher's circle between innings during a home doubleheader against Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College on March 4, 2020.

Softball looks to build off historic shortened season in 2021

Grenadiers return almost entire roster from last year's 19-2-1 campaign, including all nine starters and top two starting pitchers
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor February 8, 2021

The Historic Year That Almost Was A year removed from an improbable run at the River States Conference Tournament championship and a trip to the NAIA Opening Round, the IU Southeast Softball team looked...

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