The Samford baseball team scored nine runs in the last two innings to break open a close game as the Bulldogs won at Furman, 16-6 Saturday afternoon at Latham Stadium.
Samford's Cole Limbaugh (2-0) pitched 5.1 innings in relief to earn the win on the mound. Limbaugh came in with Samford trailing, 5-3, after three innings and gave up just one unearned run on three hits and struck out six batters, while allowing just one walk.
"Cole was phenomenal," Samford head coach Casey Dunn said. "He came in to a tough situation in a tight game and he was absolutely lights out. I couldn't be prouder of what he did."
The win gives Samford the sweep of the three-game Southern Conference series. Samford improves to 15-10 overall and 5-4 in SoCon play. Furman falls to 15-9 overall and 5-7 in league play.
"You don't get many chances to sweep in this league, especially on the road," Dunn said. "I thought our guys came out a little sluggish to start with on what was kind of a dreary day. But we really got energized, and when Cole came in, the guys really rallied around him."
For Samford at the plate, C.K. Irby went 4-for-5 with a triple and three RBI. Caleb Bryson went 2-for-6 with a grand slam and five RBI, while Drew McWhorter went 3-for-6 with a double and two RBI. Frankie Navarrete went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
COURTESY: Samford Media Relations
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