Samford closer Rutledge can make mark this week

By NEMS Daily Journal

Samford’s baseball team, which includes freshman closer Lex Rutledge of Tupelo, gets a quick rematch with Elon in this week’s Southern Conference tournament in Charleston, S.C.
Fifth-seeded Samford (30-22) plays fourth-seeded Elon (35-20) on Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Elon took 2 of 3 from visiting Samford last week. Rutledge, who’s tied for the school single-season saves record with 11, picked up the victory in Thursday’s 11-10 victory in 10 innings. He improved to 5-0 with a 1.20 ERA.