Samford 12, The Citadel 11

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Samford handed The Citadel its first conference series loss in over a year, 12-11, in the rubber game of the Southern Conference set at a soggy Griffin Field on Sunday.

The Citadel, down by six runs early in the game, rallied to take a lead in the top of the ninth. But Samford scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth. The Bulldogs (29-17, 17-4) had won 10 consecutive SoCon series and had beaten every team in the league over that span except for UNC Greensboro.

The Citadel returns to action on Friday at Patriots Point to face cross-town rival College of Charleston in a three-game conference set in a battle of conference leaders. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.