Published on January 13, 2012 by Philip Poole  
Posted by Philip Poole on 2012-06-04

Samford University's historic, record-setting baseball season came to an end Sunday (June 3) with a 5-2 loss to Florida State University in the NCAA baseball tournament. FSU moves on to host a Super Regional next weekend after eliminating Southern Conference champion Samford.

The loss ended the best season in history for the baseball Bulldogs, including a record 41 wins, the university's first-ever conference baseball championship and first-ever NCAA tournament appearance, two wins over Southeastern Conference champion Mississippi State in the NCAA tournament, regular season wins over nationally-ranked Florida and Oklahoma, the nation's leading home run hitter and several postseason honors for team members. The conference championship and NCAA tournament appearance garnered national exposure for the team and the university.

Tournament wrap-up story

Birmingham News column

Additional tournament coverage



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.