• May. 18 - Baseball vs 5Keiser University - L 6-9 - recap - stats
  • May. 17 - Baseball vs Keiser University - W 9-6 (10 Innings) - recap - stats
  • May. 17 - Baseball vs Tennessee Wesleyan - W 9-8 - recap - stats
  • May. 16 - Baseball vs 5Keiser University - L 1-7 - stats
  • May. 15 - Baseball vs 10Tennessee Wesleyan - W 6-2 - recap - stats
  • May. 8 - Baseball vs Midway University - L 3-4 - recap - stats
  • May. 8 - Baseball vs RVPoint Park University - W 13-8 - stats
  • May. 7 - Baseball vs Midway University - L 11-16 - stats
  • May. 6 - Baseball vs West Virginia Institute of Technology - W 3-0 - stats
  • May. 5 - Baseball vs West Virginia Institute of Technology - RAIN
Indiana University Southeast Athletics
2018 Baseball
 
 
2018 Baseball Coaches
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Ben Reel
Head Coach- 10th Season

Benjamin K. Reel is currently entering his 10th season as the head coach for his alma mater, Indiana University Southeast. Reel also serves as the residing baseball chairman for the River States Conference.

At the age of 33, Reel has compiled an overall record of 329-178-1. He is one of the youngest coaches in college baseball to reach the 300-win milestone. His overall career winning percentage (.649) remains atop the 38 year history of baseball coaches at IU Southeast.

Under Reel, IU Southeast holds a 158-40 record in the River State Conference (RSC) with five regular season titles and two tournament championships. For his efforts over the past nine season, Reel has been name RSC Coach of the Year five times.

Reel has recruited, coached, and mentored 16 players to reach the professional ranks including IU Southeast’s first-ever Major League Baseball draft pick in 2010 when the Kansas City Royals selected Cameron Conner in the 20th round.

The 2017 season did not disappoint with the Grenadiers setting the new school record for wins (48) and winning percentage (.762%), the highest ever top 25 ranking NAIA Coaches’ Poll (No. 15 in the nation) and advanced one win away from the NAIA-Avista World Series. The Grenadiers impressive postseason run in the NAIA Opening Round Championship, involved two wins against a former NAIA World Series Champion and national juggernaut #10 Tennessee Wesleyan, and one win again the nations top pitching staff, #5 Keiser University, before being eliminated in the championship game of the opening round bracket in Kingsport, Tennessee. After an amazing season the Grenadiers finished with a win-loss record of 48-15 (.762%).

During the 2016 season, the Grenadiers set the school record for wins (43) and won the KIAC regular season championship for the fifth time in Reel’s tenure. IU Southeast earned its first top 25 ranking in the NAIA Coaches’ Poll and were ranked as high as No. 19 in the nation, the Grenadiers’ highest ranking ever.  

In the last nine years, Reel and his staff have recruited, mentored, and coached over 95 players to be named to the All-Conference teams and over 20 All-Conference Gold Glove winners. 

This impressive list includes four NAIA All-Americans, three Conference Pitcher of the Year, three Freshmen of the Year, along with three Conference Players of the Year and one Conference Male Athlete of the Year.

Reel has also produced five IU Southeast Male Athletes of the Year along with three IU Southeast Champions of Character award winners.

In the classroom, the Grenadiers have boasted 60 players earn IU Southeast academic honors and 15 NAIA Academic All-Americans.

Also during his nine seasons at the helm of IU Southeast Baseball, Reel has coached in eight conference tournament championship games, competed in four NAIA Opening Rounds, while also holding the IU Southeast record for most wins in a single season (48), most consecutive wins in a single season (23) and the highest winning percentage in a single season (.762).

Reel was inducted in the IU Southeast Wall of Fame for his efforts on the field and in the classroom.  He led IU Southeast as team captain, was named a First Team All-Conference Selection, and All-Region Selection as a catcher for the Grenadiers while also receiving recognition as an NAIA All-American Scholar Athlete in the spring of 2006. His 19 doubles still stands as most doubles by a catcher in school history.

Before his time at IU Southeast, Reel played at Cleveland State Community College for legendary coach Mike Policastro.  During his sophomore year at CSCC, Reel posted a 1.000 fielding percentage behind the plate for the Cougars and helped lead them to a second place finish in the Tennessee Junior College Athletic Association (TJCAA). 

Originally a native of Dillsboro, Ind., Reel is a graduate of South Dearborn High School. He lives in New Albany with his wife, Morgan, and their two dogs, Leo and Oakley.

 
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Jarret Young
Assistant Coach- 3rd Season

Jarret Young is currently entering his second season as an assistant coach and the recruiting coordinator for his alma mater, Indiana University Southeast.

In addition to handling the recruiting duties, Young works with infielders and hitters, assists in day-to-day operations, and serves as the team’s first base coach.

In his first season, Young helped lead the Grenadier offense to a team batting average of .317 overall and .351 in conference play, ranking first in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC).  The Grenadier offense also led conference play in slugging percentage (.518), runs/game (7.68), hits/game (9.86), runs batted in (RBI)/game (7.32), doubles (58) and triples (13).

The Grenadier offense also featured NAIA National Player of the Week, Logan Coughlin (.750 batting average, seven runs scored, four doubles, two triples and two home runs) and KIAC Player of the Year & NAIA 2nd-Team All-American, Trent Simpson (.429 batting average, 82 hits, 17 doubles, seven home runs, 51 RBI, .628 slugging percentage, .525 on-base percentage).

Prior to returning to the IU Southeast baseball program in September of 2015, Young played one summer professionally for the Alpine Cowboys (TX) of the Pecos League hitting .284 with four doubles, one triple, one home run and an on-base percentage of .435 through 19 games before suffering a season-ending injury.

In two seasons at IU Southeast after two seasons at Olney Central College (IL), Young was a KIAC Second Team All-Conference selection in both 2014 and 2015, and he earned recognition on the KIAC Gold Glove team in 2015 with only nine errors in 55 games and 227 chances.

His senior year, Young started all 55 games for the Grenadiers playing every inning as the team’s short stop. He hit .313 and led the team with 14 doubles and his 56 hits ranked fourth on the team.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and graduated in May of 2015 with highest distinction. He was named to the Chancellor's List with a 4.0 GPA every semester during his time at IU Southeast.

Originally an Evansville, IN native, Young is a graduate of Francis J. Reitz High School.

 
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Andrew Stanley
Assistant Coach- 10th Season

Stanley enters his ninth season as a member of the Indiana University Southeast coaching staff. His duties include coaching the outfielders, recruiting and chief of academic success.

During his tenure as the Grenadiers' outfield coach, Stanley has produced 15 All-KIAC selections, 12 KIAC Gold Glove selections, the KIAC Freshman of the Year, KIAC Player of the Year, a second-team All-American and a Major League Baseball draft pick.
 
Stanley has been a part of a Grenadiers' staff that has recorded an overall record of 281-163-1. 
 
The Grenadiers also won five regular season titles, two KIAC Tournament titles and made three NAIA National Tournament appearances.
 
Individually in 2010, Grenadiers' junior centerfielder Cameron Conner became the first player in school history to be selected in the Major League Baseball Draft. Conner was chosen in the 20th round by the Kansas City Royals. Conner batted .339 with five home runs, 28 RBI, 64 hits, 72 runs scored and 44 stolen bases.

Stanley is a native of Aurora, Ind. and attended South Dearborn High School where he played for the Knights' baseball team. He was also a member of the American Legion Region VII Championship team.

Stanley pursued his baseball career after high school at Marian College in Indianapolis. He later transferred to the University of Southern Indiana where he received a Bachelor's degree in Journalism/Communications.
 
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Brian Coffman
Assistant Coach- 2nd Season
 
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Justin Franz
Student Assistant- 5th Season
 
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Logan Coughlin
Student Assistant- 2nd Season