Given the thousands of errors I've committed over the past 55 years, I think I know how Bulldog second baseman Zeth Stone felt yesterday afternoon when he dropped a double-play ball in the bottom of the ninth inning of the Southern Conference championship game, allowing Georgia Southern to eventually score and tie the game. The lump in his throat was probably as big as a baseball. But that part of the story is only a minor detail. Minutes later, forced into extra time, with two outs in the tenth and the bases loaded, Zeth hit the game-winning triple to drive in all three runs. "I had to pick the team up," Zeth said after the game. "I saw a pitch I could hit and I turned on it."
"I saw a pitch I could hit." A good rule for life, I would say.
Coach Casey Dunn and his champions will raise the Samford Victory Flag on campus at 10:30 a.m. today.
The world is better because Samford people are as tenacious as . . . bulldogs.