Back in action

close call — Sophomore outfielder Will Shephard (34) dives for home plate just as the ball arives. Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Flames sweep Bulldogs in a three-game series The Liberty Flames won the game 3-2 over the Bryant Bulldogs after gaining two runs in an unorthodox way on Friday, Feb. 27 at Liberty Baseball stadium. With a freshman pinch hitter at the plate, runners on the corners and two outs, Liberty …

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Fall Baseball Update

It might be fall, but Liberty baseball is still in full swing. The team’s offseason officially started Sept. 13th and will end Oct. 26th. This aspect of the offseason is made up of six practice days and one off day. Of those six practice days, two or three are intra-squad …

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Extra offense

Changes to ball should produce more runs There will be some changes this year in college baseball, starting with the ball itself. In an attempt to boost offense in Division I baseball, the NCAA voted unanimously to switch from the raised-seam baseball to the flat-seam ball used in the minor …

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Swinging in summer

Swing— Senior first baseman Alex Close up to bat against High Point University. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Baseball team thrives in summer leagues around U.S. While most students look forward to summer for a break, the Liberty Flames baseball players all went into the three-month hiatus from school knowing it would be anything but a break. As the players dispersed to collegiate summer leagues across the country, …

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Spring, the season of success


Hockey, baseball, lacrosse, golf and track and field programs for the Flames excell during the spring season Unlike a year ago, there were not any Cinderella runs from sports that carried over from the fall. Both basketball teams were ousted in the Big South Conference tournament, and while Division I …

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Siblings ‘Seiz’ the spotlight

Family matters — After transferring from Louisville, Ryan followed his younger sister, Holly, to Liberty. Photo credit: Dale Carty II

Ryan and Holly Seiz show support for each other not only on the diamond, but beyond as fellow students On a bright March day at the Liberty Baseball Stadium, Flames second baseman Ryan Seiz was momentarily distracted from the game at hand by the sound of someone screaming in the …

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Rodriguez: another steroid scandal

After allegedly abusing performance enhancing drugs, Rodriguez will lose $25 million and sit out 162 games One of my greatest memories is traveling with my dad to see a game between the Cincinnati Reds and the New York Mets. My dad was a Reds fan, and I was a lover …

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Making progress in minor leagues

Dealing — Richardson received a promotion after spending the year in Oregon. Photo provided

After being drafted, a trio of former Flames continue their journey toward the pinnacle of the sport, the MLB The Liberty Flames baseball team stayed busy during the summer of 2013. After winning the Big South Conference Tournament in May and finishing second in an NCAA regional, Flames players spread …

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Summer league fun

The Liberty Flames baseball team just refuses to stop winning. Fresh off a Big South Championship in May and an NCAA regional appearance, many Flames played in collegiate summer baseball leagues. However, four Flames added even more championships to their resumes after capturing titles in two different leagues. Junior outfielder …

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LU sweeps VMI, eyes playoffs

After sweeping a weekend series with Virginia Military Institute (VMI) April 26-28, the Liberty Flames baseball team is approaching the home stretch of the season, and with only seven regular season games left to play, the Flames find themselves fighting for a spot in the Big South Conference Tournament. Last …

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Flames baseball keeps winning at home

Ice in the veins — Despite allowing 10 hits, Carson Herdon worked his way out of several jams and only allowed three runs in the first game against Winthrop. Photo credit: Steven Abbott

The Liberty University men’s baseball team (22-19, 8-7 Big South) won two of three games in its series against the Winthrop Eagles (15-27, 3-15 Big South) April 20-21. Second baseman Bryan Aanderud continued his 11-game hitting streak with four hits and a RBI during the series. Winthrop 3, Liberty 2 …

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West Va. takes two of three

strike — Pitcher Brooks Roy threw seven innings and had five strikeouts in the 9-2 victory Saturday, April 13. Photo Credit: Steven Abbott

The Liberty Flames baseball team (19-18) played the West Virginia Mountaineers (20-17) in a series, April 12-14. It was the first time the two teams have met since 1978. The Flames dropped two of the games, but the highlight of the series came in a 9-2 victory when second baseman …

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From the box

If you haven’t noticed by now, the Liberty University Baseball Stadium is nearing completion. Overall, we’re quite impressed. It is a beautiful addition to campus and puts the baseball program on a whole new level of legitimacy. But, as long as it is not quite finished, there is still time …

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Flames sweep home invite

Home field advantage — The Flames have outscored their opponents 22-7 in the Invitational. Photo credit: Steven Abbot

The new Liberty University Baseball Stadium played host to Army and Sienna College over the weekend as part of the Liberty Invitational. Playing in anything but summery weather, Liberty’s boys of summer won each of their four games in the invite, two against each team […]

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Home opener, stadium success

Crack of the bat — The Flames introduced their nearly-completed ballpark to the public, Saturday Feb. 23. More than 2,500 turned out to see the Flames 4-1 victory. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Flames take series from the Penn State Nittany Lions in the much anticipated public debut of new ballpark Game One Red towels flooded the stands, and more than 2,500 fans roared as Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. threw out the first pitch. Almost three hours later, Liberty Flames pitcher Ashton Perritt …

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