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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Liberty’s pursuit of the crown

On Fire - Pitcher Matt Marsh delivers a pitch. Marsh had four strikeouts and zero earned runs against Penn State.

After a 41-19 record last season, the Flames are predicted to finish first in the Big South Conference in ‘13 The Liberty Flames baseball team marked the beginning of an era Saturday, Feb. 23 with a 4-1 win over Penn State in the new Liberty Baseball Stadium. After finishing second …

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For the love of the game

Ballgame — The first home game of the season kicks off at the newly-built stadium, where Liberty beat Penn State in front of a crowd of 2,565. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

One could not help but to think that the sight of the new Liberty Baseball Stadium filled with fans of all ages was a dream of the late Dr. Jerry Falwell brought to life.

Among a flurry of other projects, including academic and residential buildings, construction workers feverishly work on a […]

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Gamecocks take series

Endure — Liberty lost two games in a series to South Caorolina, but won game three, 3-2. Photo credit: Greg Leasure

Flames outhit No. 5 South Carolina 20-17, but drop weather delayed series 2-1 Game 1 The Liberty Flames baseball team kicked off their new season in dramatic fashion with a 4-3 loss against the No. 5 South Carolina Gamecocks Friday, Feb. 15. The Gamecocks, national champions in 2010 and 2011, …

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Flames baseball falls to rival Coastal

As baseball season begins to heat up around the league, the Liberty Flames season continues to cool down. The Flames were unable to find a victory in last weekend’s three game series against conference rival Coastal Carolina. The Flames took a 5-3 loss in the series opener, and the […]

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Editorial: MLB’s Ozzie Guillen is in trouble again


Ozzie Guillen has outdone himself this time. The outspoken manager of the Miami Marlins recently found himself in hot water for making another absurd, off-the-wall and offensive comment. This time, Guillen felt the need to express his opinions on Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. To paraphrase, Guillen praised the Cuban dictator …

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Freshman standout up ‘Close’

Power — Close (12) has become a major part of the Flames offense, leading the team with six home runs this season. Photo credit: Nate Brown

Alex Close has provided a reliable bat in the No. 5 slot, as well as a solid glove at first base The Liberty Flames baseball team has enjoyed a steady flow of offense this season and has even found power in some unexpected places. That power source is Alex Close. …

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Flames take two from Bulldogs

Rolling along — Patrick Eckelbarger has a perfect 5-0 record this season. The Flames are 23-4 (5-1) in their first 27 games. Photo credit: Les Schofer, Promotional Publication

Liberty University continued its hunt to get inside the national Top 25, winning a three-game series with the visiting Gardner-Webb Bulldogs. Liberty took both Friday games, 4-3 and 8-0, respectively, but fell in Saturday’s finale, 5-4. Game One In the first game of the evening, the bats were quiet but …

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Flames victorious in weekend series

Cool runnings — Cold temperatures cooled off Flames bats. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Michael Robertson and Zack Haley provided key hits in victories Saturday and Sunday afternoon Jim Toman’s Flames baseball team split a Saturday series with visiting Siena College, taking the first game, 1-0 and dropping the second, 7-9. Sunday, the Flames picked up another win. Game 1 The first game of …

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Let the games begin

Machine — The Flames have scored 43 runs in four games to open the season. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

First home pitch flies Feb. 21 against Radford As the crack of a bat begins to echo throughout the hills of Lynchburg, sounding the beginning of a new baseball season, no team is more eager to “Base Up” than the Liberty University Flames Baseball team. From their two previous record …

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Wimmer’s Circle


An inside look at baseball captain Trey Wimmer With the first game of the 2012 baseball season just a few weeks away, no one is more ready than the newly-crowned captain Trey Wimmer. The junior exercise science major believes that the team is stronger than ever this year. “This has …

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Upgrades to athletics in full swing

Baseball stadium in the works for 2013 According to Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr., plans for a new baseball stadium are in the works and the target completion date is prior to the start of the Spring 2013 baseball season. The new stadium will be located between the recently expanded Williams …

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