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...

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...

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...

Freshman catcher Erin Templeman squares up against a fastball shooting down the middle of the strike zone against West Virginia Tech on May 15. Templeman went 3-for-10 with five RBI in the RSC Tournament, three of which came on a mammoth game-tying three-run home run against Rio Grande in the RSC title game.

Softball heads for NAIA Opening Round despite falling to Rio Grande in RSC Championship

Despite losing winner-take-all title game against top-seeded RedStorm, Grenadiers punch ticket to NAIA Opening Round on Probus walk-off against West Virginia Tech
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor May 16, 2021

After battling Rio Grande for the River States Conference Regular-Season title for much of the year, the IU Southeast Softball team was dealt a bad hand after splitting their final doubleheader of the...

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