Samford won three elimination games in the same day - Photo by Chase Cochran, Samford Athletics


Three wins in a day, the rest of the story


Tony David’s tournament week began with a long night and ended with a long day. Both were worth it, as the Samford head coach saw his team win three elimination games Saturday to clinch the Southern Conference’s automatic berth, which landed his team as the three-seed in the Auburn Regional.

But before his team threw its first pitch, impending bad weather altered his schedule. It would be the first of several occurrences last week.

Wednesday night, the tournament had already started, but David had stayed behind as Samford had the double-bye.

“I was at my daughter’s graduation when the tournament[…]