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Flames to Host Army and Siena at Liberty Invitational

February 28, 2013
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Senior Justin Sizemore

LIBERTY INVITATIONAL

ARMY AT LIBERTY
SIENA AT LIBERTY

March 1-3
Liberty Baseball Stadium
Lynchburg, Va.

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Friday's Game

Saturday's Game

Sunday
Game 1 - Siena

Game 2 - Army

Quick Hits
• SERIES WITH ARMY - Liberty leads the all-time series, 4-1, since 1976.
• The last time Army and Liberty met, the Flames swept a three-game series in Lynchburg, March 7-9, 2008.  
• 2008 was Liberty head coach Jim Toman's first season with the Flames.
• SERIES WITH SIENA - Liberty leads the all-time series, 3-1. The two schools meet for the first time last season in a four-games series at Worthington Stadium.
• With their win at East Carolina on Wednesday, the Flames have won five-straight contests.
• This past weekend, the Flames opened the Liberty Baseball Stadium with a three-game sweep of Penn State.
• Liberty is 87-40 (.685) all-time in the month of February. The Flames are  31-11 (.738) under head coach Jim Toman.  Last season, Liberty jumped out to a 9-1 start in the month of Feb.

Tracking Liberty
• C Trey Wimmer and CF Ryan Cordell each hit grand slams in Liberty's 14-4 win at East Carolina, Wednesday.
• 2B Bryan Aanderud and 3B Dalton Sype had three hits apiece at East Carolina.
• Every Liberty starter had at least one hit at East Carolina on Wednesday.
The Flames opened the new Liberty Baseball Stadium with a three-game sweep of Penn State last weekend.
C Trey Wimmer was named the Big South Player of the Week for games played Feb. 18-24.  The senior went 6-for-9 (.667) during the three games against Penn State.  
•  Five of Wimmer's six hits went for extra bases, three doubles and two triples, for a 1.444 slugging percentage.  He also drove in a team-high six runs.
Liberty relief pitchers allowed just one unearned run over 12 2/3 innings, last weekend. Three-inning appearances by RHPs Matt Marsh and Adam Parks, who each recorded wins, highlighted the effort.

A Look Back at East Carolina
• Liberty won its fifth consecutive game.
• The Flames scored six runs in the fourth inning and seven runs in the eighth.
• C Trey Wimmer and CF Ryan Cordell each hit grand slams in Liberty's 14-4 win at East Carolina, Wednesday. The slams were the first of each player's Liberty career.
• 2B Bryan Aanderud went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored
• 3B Dalton Sype was also 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
• Every Liberty starter had at least one hit in the contest.
• Starting pitcher Willi Martin recorded his first collegiate win with three-plus innings of work on a staff day.  Martin faced the minimum nine batters through the first three innings.
• The Flames got a strong relief effort from RHP Matt Marsh, the fourth Liberty pitcher in the contest. He pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings, giving up one hit, while striking out  a career-high five batters.
• RF Nick Paxton scored three times.  He now leads the Flames with nine runs scored.