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



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.