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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...

Head coach Joe Epkey gives his Grenadier women's tennis squad a pep talk prior to the singles portion of their RSC Semifinal matchup against IU East on April 23.

Men’s and Women’s Tennis both fall in RSC Semifinals

Both Men's and Women's Tennis get through RSC Quarterfinals before falling to IU East in RSC Semifinals
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor May 6, 2021

After finishing the regular season with losses to rival IU East, the IU Southeast Tennis squads traveled down to Nicholasville, KY. to prepare to take part in the River States Conference Tournament, which...

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...

The IU Southeast Baseball team dogpiles in front of the pitcher's mound after sophomore right-hander Drew Hensley finishes off a complete-game against Midway on April 23. The 6-2 victory, which came in the nightcap of a doubleheader, clinched the Grenadiers' third consecutive RSC Regular-Season title and their fifth-straight trip to the NAIA Opening Round.

Baseball preps for RSC Tournament despite key loss

#18 Grenadiers prepare to kick off RSC Tournament after clinching the Regular-Season title, but will have to compete without a key bat in their lineup
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor May 6, 2021

End of Season Recap When the IU Southeast Baseball team walked away from Koetter Sports Complex on the eve of Feb. 27, they had just finished one of their lowest points of the season after being swept...

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...

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...

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...

Freshman Connor Mason returns a volley against Asbury's Duarte Teixeira at #5 singles on March 27. Mason fell behind early in the match before rallying back to win the match 4-6, 6-3, 1-0(8).

Men’s Tennis drops close match to Asbury

Despite multiple close matches, Grenadiers fall 4-3, extending losing streak against Eagles
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor March 28, 2021

Despite a 2-3 start to the spring portion of their season, the IU Southeast Men's Tennis team caught their footing as they began River States Conference play. The mostly youthful Grenadiers started the...

Freshman Adalyn De Witt goes back near the fence to return a deep shot against Asbury's Kendall Jablonowski on March 27.

Women’s Tennis gets blown away by Asbury

Audrey De Witt records lone singles victory as Grenadiers fall 6-1, extending losing streak against Eagles
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor March 28, 2021

Despite starting the spring season 1-3, the IU Southeast Women's Tennis squad hit their stride when they began River States Conference play earlier this month. Beginning with a narrow 4-3 victory over...

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...

Clay Woeste slides into third base after hitting a triple to centerfield during game one of a doubleheader against Rio Grande on March 6.

Baseball opens conference play with sweep of Rio Grande

#11 Grenadiers sweep RedStorm in three-game weekend series to begin RSC action
Brandon Miniard, Staff Reporter March 8, 2021

After going 2-7 in a week highlighted by a four-game sweep at Huntington University's hands, the IU Southeast Baseball team had to prove that such an unfortunate cold streak was merely an aberration. The...

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