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 outfielder Brooklyn Gibbs gets tagged at home plate after a perfect throw from Carlow centerfielder Morgan Nedley, preventing the Grenadiers from scoring in the second inning of the nightcap of a doubleheader against the Celtics on May 3.

Softball concludes regular season with split against Carlow, prepare for RSC Tournament

Grenadiers drop close day game before using late comeback to take nightcap in home finale
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor May 6, 2021

When the 2021 softball season began, the River States Conference picked IU Southeast and Rio Grande to finish the regular season atop the conference standings, with the Grenadiers edging the RedStorm by...

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...

Brescia's Brooklyn Ray (#31) tries to make contact on an off-speed pitch from Grenadier freshman pitcher Gabby Mahoney, resulting in a weak groundball back to the pitcher's circle in the nightcap of a doubleheader on March 29. Mahoney went 5.2 innings, allowing four runs on 10 hits and earning her fifth win as the Grenadiers took the game 11-4 and swept the four-game season series against the Bearcats.

Softball sweeps Brescia to begin RSC slate

Grenadiers sweep doubleheaders against Bearcats in consecutive days to begin RSC play
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor March 31, 2021

The last time that the IU Southeast Softball team confronted a River States Conference rival, they endured a 13-0 loss against Rio Grande in the 2019 RSC Tournament before winning the loser's bracket to...

Ellie Jackman rips an RBI single to centerfield, driving in Ysa Fox. The hit completed a late Grenadier rally to take game two of a doubleheader against Huntington University on March 13.

Softball snaps cold streak with sweep of Huntington

#22 Grenadiers take day game by comfortable margin before using late rally to take nightcap to sweep Foresters
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor March 15, 2021

After starting the season with a record of 11-1, the IU Southeast Softball team encountered a slight rough patch over the past week. The Grenadiers, who moved up to #22 in the latest NAIA Top 25 Poll,...

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,...

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...

Sydney Seger hits off a tee during batting practice at the Silver Street Park indoor facility in New Albany.

Grenadiers eye RSC title in 2019

IUS Softball looks to build off 2018 with a larger team, led by a record-setting senior core
Brandon Miniard, Staff Reporter February 4, 2019

The 2018 season saw the IU Southeast softball team get off to a slow start, beginning the season 4-8 by March 9th. Once conference play began, the Grenadiers were able to straighten the ship, winning 20...

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