Baseball program keeps getting better

in with the new — The Flames battle on the new Liberty Baseball Stadium. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

In the early 1970s, a young Liberty University unveiled the plans for a baseball program. Only a few years later,the team took the field with former MLB pitcher Al Worthington at the helm. Worthington only registered one losing season during his 13-year tenure as the Flames coach. He finished coaching …

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Once a Cardinal, now a Flame

HATS OFF — Ryan Seiz (32) is leading the Flames in virtually every hitting category after sitting out last season. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

With the 2013 conference championship on the line, there was no place Flames second baseman Ryan Seiz would rather have been at the plate with a bat in hand. But as the underdog and fifth-seeded Liberty baseball team found itself in a tied game with the No.1 Campbell Camels in the bottom […]

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Pitching staff maintains dominance

command — Liberty’s starting pitchers have a combined record of 24-6. Photo credit: Leah Stauffer

Suffocating pitching and frequent shutouts have driven the Flames as they try to repeat as Big South champions Baseball players have long observed that hitting can sometimes be contagious. For the Liberty Flames baseball team, the same is true of pitching. The team has started conference play with a record …

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Flame Train rolls over Lancers

Sprint — Nick Lacik runs to first base. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Ryan Seiz stays hot, going 7-12 with two home runs in Liberty’s three-game sweep against Longwood Liberty 10, Longwood 4 The Liberty Flames (29-8, 14-1 Big South) baseball team found itself in unfamiliar territory in a series-opening matchup with the Longwood University Lancers (14-23, 4-11 Big South) Friday, April 11. …

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Flame Train keeps rolling

intensity — Liberty’s Danny Grauer safely slides into third base with a triple in the Flames 6-4 victory Friday night. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

The Flames swept High Point, capturing their 12th win in their last 13 games Liberty 6, High Point 4 Liberty Flames Head Coach Jim Toman normally occupies a spot on the top step of his team’s third- base dugout, always ready to make any necessary decisions or offer guidance to …

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Pitchers dominate

FlAME TRAIN — Ashton Perritt collected two hits and two RBIs during the 
weekend’s Liberty University Invitational. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Flames take three of four games in Invitational against Rider and Ball St. Liberty 13, Ball State 0 The Liberty Flames baseball team (7-6, 0-0 Big South) used a combination of small ball, timely hitting and dominant pitching to piece together a 13-0 annihilation of the Ball State Cardinals (9-3, …

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Finding ‘The Road to Omaha’

TURning heads — Baseball America ranked Perritt as the 98th-best prospect in all of college baseball. Photo provided

After a strong sophomore season, Ashton Perritt hopes to lead the Flames into uncharted territory After a long offseason of practice and waiting, the date was finally Feb. 11, and only 10 hours remained before the Liberty Flames baseball team would leave for Jacksonville, Fla., to begin its 2014 season. …

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