[ad_1]

It was an emotional postgame interview for Ole Miss softball coach Mike Smith, whose Rebels just finished knocking off in-state rival Mississippi State in the first round of the SEC tournament.

Speaking with SEC Network’s Laura Rutledge directly after Wednesday’s 2-1 victory, Smith revealed that his grandfather had passed away at 102 years old earlier in the morning and that he wanted to dedicate the win to him.

“I love you and this one’s for you,” Smith said while holding back tears.

“We had a 100-year-old birthday (celebration) for him a couple years ago and he sat in his chair and told me how much he looked forward to watching our games on TV,” Smith told Rutledge.”I know he was looking forward to our game today and I’m so thankful that I got to spend the time that I did with him.”

The No. 19 Rebels now move on to play No. 1 Florida in the second round of the conference tournament on Thursday afternoon. 

[ad_2]

Share.

About Author

Turner South Syndicate  is proud to publish SportsBuzzSource.com TSS is a group of common interest people coming together in the sports news world. Sports news has always been an evolving hobby of ours. We take pride in researching the latest breaking news and presenting stories to readers as a quick reference. Sources are from multiple outlets scoured by our highly enthused team of researchers. Presenting a navigational friendly website, we are dedicated to exhibit the latest stories in sports. Also, for mobile news check out our app, Sports Buzz Source, on Google Play Store. ​ Lastest app releases are Remind List+ and YoCelsi on iTunes. Remind List+ -- Record all your list in one place and get notifications on home screen. Check it out... ​ YoCelsi - Minimalist Weather and Local Sorm Conditions Social Browser - 3D iBrowser with integrated social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc...)

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: