On the occasions that Auburn and Samford play each other in some sport — as they did in football last year, as they occasionally meet in the non-revenue sports and as they do in every year in baseball — my loyalties are not torn. There’s my alma mater and there’s my employer. I’d like for both of them to win.
But since everyone doesn’t get a trophy in collegiate sports, I hold out for a good finish.
Auburn was at Samford tonight. They’d trailed for most of the game, but took a 5-4 lead in the eighth inning. In the bottom of the ninth the Tigers’ Justin Bryant was on in relief. He hit a batter. Then he allowed two singles, so the bases were loaded.
Sophomore Phillip Ervin walked to the plate for Samford:
Samford wins 8-5. The Bulldogs are now 17-8, the Tigers 15-10.