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Rio Grande's Luis Jiminez is tagged out at home in the 8th inning of Wednesday night's win over Ohio U.
Rio Grande's Luis Jiminez is tagged out at home in the 8th inning of Wednesday night's win over Ohio U.
Thu, Apr. 17, 2014 at 11:55 PM - [Baseball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - On the heels of one of the more notable wins in program history, the University of Rio Grande baseball team is hoping their new-found momentum can fuel a late-season run that could produce a post-season berth.
    The first chance to begin that run toward the Mid-South Conference tournament begins Friday afternoon when Lindsey Wilson College pays a visit to Bob Evans Field for the opening game of a three-game weekend set.
    First pitch is set for 2 p.m., with a doubleheader to close out the series on Saturday beginning at noon.
    Head coach Brad Warnimont's club posted a 2-0 win at NCAA Division I Ohio University on Wednesday night - the program's first win against a Division I opponent during the veteran head coach's tenure and, perhaps, the school's first-ever win against Division I foe.
    Unfortunately, full-season records in the Rio Grande Sports Information office go back only as far as 1997, so whether Wednesday's shutout of the Bobcats was, in fact, the school's first over an opponent from the ranks of the NCAA's top division remains unclear.
    What is clear, though, is that Wednesday's victory was the first non-loss against an NCAA Division I foe since March 1, 2000 when the then-Redmen, ironically, battled Ohio University to a 16-16 tie in Athens.

Junior Anthony Knittel allowed just two hits over 8-1/3 innings in Wednesday night's win at Ohio U.
Junior Anthony Knittel allowed just two hits over 8-1/3 innings in Wednesday night's win at Ohio U.
Thu, Apr. 17, 2014 at 10:25 AM - [Baseball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    ATHENS, Ohio - After finding themselves on the short end of so many narrow losses this season, the University of Rio Grande finally found a way to emerge victorious in a close game.
    And against an NCAA Division I opponent, no less.
    Anthony Knittel and Mike Deitsch combined on a two-hit shutout and the RedStorm pushed across a pair of sixth inning runs en route to a 2-0 win over Ohio University, Wednesday night, at Bob Wren Stadium.
    Rio Grande improved to 18-25 with the victory, just its sixth of the year in 22 games decided by two runs or less.
    Ohio, a member of the Mid-American Conference, slipped to 5-28 with an 11th straight loss. The Bobcats also remained winless in 11 outings at home this season.

Wed, Apr. 16, 2014 at 4:55 AM - [Baseball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - Mother Nature's foul mood on Tuesday cost the University of Rio Grande baseball team a doubleheader, but it also bought the RedStorm a fill-in game against a neighboring NCAA Division I opponent.
    Rio's twinbill at Ohio Christian was cancelled as a result of Tuesday's rain and snow, but head coach Brad Warnimont managed to scramble and schedule a single game at Ohio University on Wednesday night.
    First pitch for the nine-inning contest is set for 6 p.m. at Bob Wren Field in Athens.

Junior Kevin Arroyo had two hits in both ends of Sunday's DH loss at Campbellsville
Junior Kevin Arroyo had two hits in both ends of Sunday's DH loss at Campbellsville
Sun, Apr. 13, 2014 - [Baseball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - A season of "close, but no cigar" finishes for the University of Rio Grande baseball team continued on Sunday afternoon.
    The snake-bitten RedStorm were swept by host Campbellsville University, 4-3 in 11 innings and 5-2, in Mid-South Conference play at HIG Field.
    Rio finished the day at 17-25 overall and 4-17 in the MSC after the two losses. Of the 17 league setbacks, 12 have been by two runs or less and eight have been by one run - including three in extra innings.
    Campbellsville ran its winning streak to eight straight with the sweep, upping its record to 24-14 overall and 13-7 in the MSC in the process.

Junior Grant Tamane had three hits in Saturday night's loss at Campbellsville
Junior Grant Tamane had three hits in Saturday night's loss at Campbellsville
Sun, Apr. 13, 2014 - [Baseball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - Campbellsville University methodically built a four-run lead and then held off a late rally by the University of Rio Grande for a 4-3 win, Saturday night, in Mid-South Conference baseball action at HIG Field.
    The Tigers, who eliminated Rio Grande from last year's MSC Tournament, won for the sixth straight time and improved to 22-14 overall and 11-7 in the MSC.
    The RedStorm slipped to 17-23 overall and 4-15 in league play with the loss - their 11th setback by two runs or less among the 15 conference losses.

Rio Grande's Kirk Yates had three hits and drove in three runs in Tuesday's win over OU-Lancaster
Rio Grande's Kirk Yates had three hits and drove in three runs in Tuesday's win over OU-Lancaster
Wed, Apr. 9, 2014 - [Baseball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    LANCASTER, Ohio - Kirk Yates had three hits and drove in three runs, while teammate Kevin Arroyo added two hits and four RBIs to lead the University of Rio Grande in a 16-3 mercy rule-shortened win over Ohio University-Lancaster, Tuesday evening, in non-conference baseball action at Beavers Field.
    Senior Marcus Makuch (Baltimore, OH) and freshman Luis Jimenez (Salinas, Puerto Rico) also had two RBIs each for the RedStorm, who improved to 17-22 for the season.
    The Cougars dropped to 7-6 with the loss.