Monday Mission, 5/28/2012
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.
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 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 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.