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 scrimmages. Senior outfielder Nick Paxton did not play due to […]

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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 leagues. According to the NCAA, this switch was a result […]

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Swinging in summer

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, including the Cape Cod Baseball League, Valley Baseball League and […]

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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 (D1) and Division II hockey put together great seasons, they […]

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Siblings ‘Seiz’ the spotlight

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 stands. It was not your average cheering crowd, an emergency […]

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Making progress in minor leagues

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 out throughout the country to keep playing and improve their […]

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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 Ashton Perritt led his Licking County Settlers to the Great […]

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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 season, the Flames finished second to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers […]

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Flames baseball keeps winning at home

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 In the first game of a doubleheader Saturday, April 20, […]

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West Va. takes two of three

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 Bryan Aanderud had a career high six RBIs. WVU 8, […]

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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 for some last minute suggestions. Here are a few of […]

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Home opener, stadium success

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 reached back and blew a 91 mph fastball past Penn […]

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