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VSU's Posey earning national attention

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -  San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey isn't the only member of the family making national news.

Younger sister Sam Posey is the toast of college softball after the Valdosta State third baseman did something her older brother may never do at the plate.

It was a day that Sam appreciates even more after an injury threatened to sideline her for the season.

When Sam Posey broke her foot in a game in late February, doctors thought she would be out six to eight weeks.

Sam was back in the lineup in four weeks.

Sam Posey said. "At first he told me he wanted to give me two more weeks. I told him what I had been doing in rehab and stuff and that I had been making progress. I had been walking on it without the boot. He said "so you want to speed up the process? And I said yes sir."

Valdosta State is glad their third baseman made a speedy recovery.

Sam Posey currently leads the Lady Blazers in hitting, homeruns and rbis.

In Monday's doubleheader win over Albany State, she hit for the homerun cycle with a solo, two run, three run and grand slam in two games.

Sam Posey said. "My biggest thing I was going to be behind on was hitting. Because hitting is so time consuming and you can just lose it just like that.

I had to come out here and worked hard and it has paid off for me."

Head coach Thomas Macera said. "Her numbers are great. Her ability to play third is phenomenal. She brings a lot to the team with just her athletic ability."

Sam Posey's hitting ability is allowing her to step out of the shadow of older brother Buster.

Sam Posey said. "I think it is so weird because I will be wearing no Giants gear, nothing, even Valdosta State stuff and I have been stopped on the sidewalk and asked if I am Buster Posey's sister? I'm just like how do you now who I am."

While older brother Buster celebrated a World Series win with the Giants last fall, Sam wants to do the same with Valdosta State this spring.

No matter how this season ends for the Lady Blazers, Sam Posey has a new respect for the game she loves.

Sam Posey said. "I don't think I have ever had an injury like that. To have to sit out for so long. It definitely made appreciate the game itself. "

Sam Posey is scheduled to be on ESPN's first take at 11:40 a.m. Thursday.

Valdosta State hosts #1 Alabama Huntsville Friday at 1:00.

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