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Sophomore Trent Downs threw 5-1/3 innings of scoreless relief in Thursday night's loss to Embry-Riddle
Sophomore Trent Downs threw 5-1/3 innings of scoreless relief in Thursday night's loss to Embry-Riddle
Fri, May. 15, 2015 - [Baseball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    DAYTONA Beach, Fla. - Second-seeded Embry Riddle made a pair of early runs and a solid pitching performance by Tyler Cyr stand up as the Eagles held off fifth-seeded University of Rio Grande for a 2-1 win in the championship first final of the NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round's Daytona Beach Bracket, Thursday night, at Sliwa Stadium.
    Embry-Riddle, ranked No. 16 in the latest NAIA coaches poll, improved to 39-17 with the win - its second in as many tries against Rio Grande in the tourney - and punched its ticket to the NAIA World Series, which begins May 22 in Lewiston, Idaho.
    Rio Grande, which was seeded fifth in the five-team, double-elimination bracket, closed its season at 35-21 with the loss.
    The RedStorm finished the season with 15 wins in their final 17 outings, with the only losses coming at the hands of the Eagles.

Freshman Cody Blackburn had three of Rio's seven hits in Wednesday's loss to Embry-Riddle
Freshman Cody Blackburn had three of Rio's seven hits in Wednesday's loss to Embry-Riddle
Thu, May. 14, 2015 - [Baseball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Second-seeded Embry-Riddle parlayed a pair of big innings and a strong pitching performance by senior starter Zac Grotz into a 9-3 win over No. 4 seed University of Rio Grande, Wednesday afternoon, in the NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round's Daytona Beach Bracket at Sliwa Stadium.
    The regional host Eagles, ranked 16th nationally, improved to 38-17 with the victory and earned a berth in the tourney's championship first final.
    Rio Grande, which had a 14-game winning streak snapped, slipped to 34-21 with the loss and will face third-seeded loss Bryan (Tenn.) in Thursday's loser's bracket final at 2 p.m.
    The Rio-Bryan winner will face Embry-Riddle in the title game of the double elimination bracket at 6 p.m. A second final, if needed, would take place on Friday, at 2 p.m.
    The regional champion moves on to the NAIA World Series beginning May 22 in Lewiston, Idaho.

Junior Kirk Yates' RBI single in the ninth inning gave Rio a 3-2 win over Auburn-Montgomery
Junior Kirk Yates' RBI single in the ninth inning gave Rio a 3-2 win over Auburn-Montgomery
Tue, May. 12, 2015 - [Baseball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kirk Yates' one-out, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning capped a two-run rally and lifted the University of Rio Grande to a 3-2 victory over 8th-ranked Auburn University-Montgomery in the NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round's Embry-Riddle Bracket, Tuesday night, at Sliwa Stadium.
    The RedStorm, who are seeded fifth in the five-team double-elimination regional, won for the 14th straight time and improved to 34-20.
    Head coach Brad Warnimont's squad will face 16th-ranked and second-seeded Embry-Riddle in Wednesday's winner's bracket final at 2 p.m.
    The Eagles (36-17) defeated No. 3 seed Bryan (Tenn.), 3-0, in Tuesday's action.
    Auburn-Montgomery, the top seed in the regional, slipped to 40-17 with the loss and will face the Bryan-Southeastern (Fla.) winner in an elimination contest on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Senior Kyle Findley had two hits and drove in three runs in Tuesday's 10-4 NAIA Tournament win over Southeastern (Fla.)
Senior Kyle Findley had two hits and drove in three runs in Tuesday's 10-4 NAIA Tournament win over Southeastern (Fla.)
Tue, May. 12, 2015 - [Baseball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The University of Rio Grande jumped to an eight-run fourth inning lead and never looked back, cruising to a 10-4 win over Southeastern (Fla.) University in the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round at Embry-Riddle University's Sliwa Stadium.
    The RedStorm, seeded fifth in the five-time double-elimination Embry-Riddle Bracket, won for the 13th straight time to improve to 33-20.
    Head coach Brad Warnimont's club will face top-seeded Auburn University-Montgomery in the final game of the tourney's opening day, Tuesday at 6 p.m.
    The No. 4 seed Fire slipped to 38-20 loss and will play in an elimination contest against either No. 2 seed Embry-Riddle or third-seeded Bryan (Tenn.) on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

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Fri, May. 8, 2015 - [Baseball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande baseball team is heading south to play at the Embry-Riddle regional site in the 2015 NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round.
    The pairings for the nine, five-team regional sites in the first round of the national tournament were announced Friday night by the NAIA national office.
    The fifth-seeded RedStorm (32-20) will face No. 4 seed Southeastern (Fla.) (38-19) on Tuesday, May 12, at 10 a.m., at Sliwa Stadium in Daytona Beach, Fla. The winner will face top-seeded Auburn-Montgomery (40-16) in Tuesday's 6 p.m. wrapup, following the 2 p.m. tilt between No. 2 seed Embry-Riddle (36-17) and third-seeded Bryan (Tenn) (42-16).

Rio Grande's Kevin Arroyo had three hits in Saturday's win over IU-Southeast in the KIAC title game
Rio Grande's Kevin Arroyo had three hits in Saturday's win over IU-Southeast in the KIAC title game
Sat, May. 2, 2015 - [Baseball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Kevin Arroyo had three hits and drove in two runs, while Luiz Jimenez had a two-run double as part of a five-run sixth inning rally as the University of Rio Grande defeated Indiana University-Southeast, 6-1, in the championship game of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament, Saturday afternoon, at Hunter Wright Stadium.
    The RedStorm, who won for the 12th straight time, improved to 32-20 with the victory and earned the KIAC's automatic bid to the upcoming NAIA National Tournament.
    Head coach Brad Warnimont's squad, which will be making just the second national tourney appearance in school history, will learn the regional site and the identity of its opening round tourney opponent next Friday.
    IU-Southeast, which was playing its sixth game of the double-elimination tournament finished 37-18 with the loss - its second in the tourney at the hands of Rio Grande.