Liberty vs. Saint Francis (First game)

A late rally fell just short for the Lady Flames softball team (13-15, 2-1 Big South) as they dropped the first game of a double-header in the Liberty Softball Classic, losing to Saint Francis, 5-4, Friday, March 20 at Liberty Softball Stadium. Liberty scored two runs in the bottom of …

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Softball splits double-header

The wind-up — Chandler Ball prepares for one of her 112 pitches. Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Lady Flames win one, lose one of Saturday games at newly completed stadium The Lady Flames softball (12-14) team ended a weekend homestand with a tough 4-1 loss to the Toledo Rockets (12-16) Saturday, March 21 in front of a supportive home crowd. Earlier that evening, the Lady Flames took …

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A fresh start

ROUNDING — The Lady Flames hope to finish above .500 in Big South play for the first time since 2011. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Softball team looks to improve on losing 2014 year When the Liberty University women’s softball team begins regular-season play in a few short weeks, it will be a season of new opportunities. The Lady Flames will debut their new 1,000-seat stadium, as well as seek to improve on a modest …

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National recognition

Dot Richardson to coach Central Virginia All-Stars Liberty’s Lady Flames softball Head Coach Dot Richardson has represented USA softball as a player often, from her first time making a national team at 17 years old to five world championships and the Pan American Games, but she has never gone against …

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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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Bright outlook

Softball team has high expectations this year After an offseason that included a major shakeup in the coaching staff, the Liberty University Lady Flames softball team looks to improve on last year’s 20-37 record as it begins the regular season in just three days. According to senior center fielder Katie …

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Coastal sweeps Liberty

dive — a Lady Flames softball player slides head-first into first base against the Chanticleers. Photo credit: Katelyn Welch

In their final three-game home series of the season, the Liberty Lady Flames (19-33, 8-16 Big South) softball team was swept by rival Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (34-20, 19-5 Big South), April 26-27, extending its losing streak to 11 games. In the first game of a doubleheader Friday, April […]

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Lady Flames smother Gardner-Webb

Contribute to the cause— Three Lady Flames had more than two hits in the 13-5 victory against the Runnin’ Bulldogs in game three. Photo Credit: Katie Welch

After dropping game one 4-2 and ending an 11-game winning streak against the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs (7-27, 4-12 Big South), the Lady Flames (19-21, 8-8 Big South) clinched the series by winning two straight games.
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Softball sweep

Putting it together — The Lady Flames earned their first sweep of the season against the Blue Hose. Photo credit: Jake Mitchell

The Lady Flames softball team (13-12, 2-1) swept the Presbyterian Blue Hose (14-14, 0-2 Big South) Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23. Including all of the weekend games, the Lady Flames have won six of their last seven.
In game one, Hanna Nichols stepped up to the plate in the bottom of […]

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Smokin’ Aces

Gettin’ it rolling —  The Lady Flames have put together two straight wins and now look to continue their success on the road. Photo credit: Jody Johnson

Brittingham shutout leads Liberty to 7-0 win Liberty freshman Annah Jo Brittingham made the Manhattan Jaspers’ bats cold, striking out five while allowing only two hits in a 7-0 win. The Lady Flames did not hesitate to ignite the offense early. Katie Zavodny reached base on an error, followed by …

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Softball back on track after ‘Webb series

Captain Kelly — Senior Kelly Strickland is a key leader to the Lady Flames interior defense. Photo credit: Les Schofer, Promotional Publication

A weekend sweep of the Lady Bulldogs gave Liberty much-needed confidence The Lady Flames snapped an 11-game skid while visiting Gardner-Webb in Boiling Springs, N.C. Head coach Paul Wetmore’s squad swept the Lady Bulldogs, winning the first game of a Saturday double header 4-0 and the second 8-3, and completing …

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Preseason favors Flames

In the zone — Sammi Shivock and the Lady Flames softball team are looking for a repeat Big South Championship. Les Schofer, Promotional Publication

As the first pitch of the season approaches, the Liberty baseball and softball teams are both ranked second, respectively, in the Big South preseason polls. However, both programs have one goal in mind: a conference championship. Flames baseball will try to improve on their second place finish in the Big …

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