GREENSBORO, NC (WIAT) – The Samford softball team avoided elimination on Wednesday, defeating Elon 8-0 in the opening game of the Southern Conference Softball Tournament. The Bulldogs (15-33, 6-15 SoCon) outscored the Phoenix (21-31, 8-14 SoCon) 21-2 in three meetings this season.
Samford put together their highest scoring effort ever in SoCon tournament play. Highlights included home runs by Abby Adams and Callie Brister.
The Bulldogs advance to play Appalachian State (30-20, 17-7 SoCon), the tournament’s top-seed Wednesday at 4 pm CST. Samford has lost the previous three games to the Mountaineers.