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

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.