Hanson & Dowdy Sweep; Burford Coach of the Year
Softball Falls In SoCon Championship RoundThe fourth-seeded Samford softball team fell in the championship round of the 2017 Southern Conference Tournament by a score of 6-0 to the third-seeded ETSU Bucs Saturday afternoon at Frost Stadium. Read More
Mandy Burford recently wrapped up her sixth season as the head coach of the Samford softball team. Burford was promoted to head coach in 2012 after serving as an assistant coach in 2011.
The 2017 team produced a second-straight appearance in the Southern Conference Tournament championship game. After falling in the first round to Mercer, Samford reeled off three-straight wins over Chattanooga, UNCG and Mercer to reach the title game for the second-straight season. After the tournament, Samford’s Grey Adams, Madison Couch, Shelby Maze and Kelsey Royalty were named to the All-Tournament team.
Maze, the 2017 team’s center fielder, set a school record and led the nation with 90 hits. She also led the SoCon in batting with an impressive. 423 average. Maze was named first team All-SoCon and third team NFCA All-Region at the conclusion of the season. Maze was joined on the first team All-SoCon squad by teammates Couch and catcher Abby Sweeney. Additionally, infielder Whitney Hinton was named to the SoCon’s All-Freshman team.