Posted by Joey Mullins on 2008-04-16

Through Tuesday night's 8-3 win over Mercer University, the Samford University baseball team has won its last 16 home games, which is the longest home winning streak in the nation according to

The Bulldogs last home loss came on March 1 in a 5-4 loss to Saint Louis University. Samford's streak is five games longer than the second-longest streak of 11 games, shared by three schools. The fifth-longest streak is 10 games by top-ranked Florida State University.

Through Wednesday night's game at Troy University, Samford shortstop Michael Marseco has a 19-game hitting streak.

Samford's 22-11 record is the best record in the history of the program after 33 games. The 2006 team, which won a school-record 34 games, was 18-15 after its first 33 games.

Nation's Longest Home Winning Streaks (As of April 16)

1. Samford 16

2. Illinois-Chicago 11

2. San Francisco 11

2. Wisconsin-Milwaukee 11

5. Florida State 10

6. Oral Roberts 9

7. Arizona State 8

7. Michigan 8

7. Monmouth 8

7. Nebraska 8

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.