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Liberty Opens Big South Play against Charleston Southern

March 14, 2013
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Shortstop Dalton Britt

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN AT LIBERTY
March 15-17
Liberty Baseball Stadium
Lynchburg, Va.

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Quick Hits
• SERIES WITH Charleston Southern - Liberty leads the all-time series, 43-21.
• Liberty and Charleston Southern will be meeting for the first time since 2011, when the Flames swept a three-game conference series in Charleston. 3/18-20.
• In 2011, the series in Charleston was also the Big South opening series for both teams.
• For only the sixth time in 23 years in the Big South, Liberty will start conference play at home.
• Liberty is 31-28 in Big South opening three-game series.
• Liberty  has started the month of March with 6-4 (.600) record. The Flames are 373-289-2 (.563) all-time in the month of March. Liberty is 67-38 (.638) under head coach Jim Toman.
• The Flames are 7-1 at the new Liberty Baseball Stadium this season.
• Liberty split a pair of games during the midweek. The Flames defeated William & Mary, 6-2, Tuesday, while falling at No. 12 Virginia, 7-2.
• Liberty head coach Jim Toman and Charleston Southern head coach Stuart Lake both served on Ray Tanner's staff at South Carolina in 1999.
• Liberty Flames head coach Jim Toman is three wins away from his milestone 200th victory.
Toman will join Al Worthington as the only two coaches to win 200 games in program history.
• Liberty has been selected to finish on top in the Big South Conference's North Division
standings by the conference's head coaches in the league's annual preseason poll.

Tracking Liberty
• Liberty split a pair of games during the midweek. The Flames defeated William & Mary, 6-2, Tuesday, while falling at No. 12 Virginia, 7-2, Wednesday.
• 2B Bryan Aanderud posted back-to-back three-hit games this past week.  Aanderud had three hits apiece in wins over Georgia on Sunday and William & Mary on Tuesday.
• C Trey Wimmer is currently on a five-game hitting streak. He had collected two hits in each of the past four games.
• LHP Blake Fulghum recorded the win in his first start as a Flame, Tuesday night at William & Mary. In 6 2/3 innings, Fulghum scattered 10 hits and allowed two runs.
• RHP Josh Richardson earned his second save of the year with 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief, Tuesday
• LF Nick Lasik has hit .414 over the last 10 games.
• The Flames had season-high 16 hits in their victory over Georgia, last Sunday.
• RHP Trey Lambert pitched seven scoreless innings this past Sunday, before having his 14-inning scoreless streak halted in the eighth at Georgia.  Lambert is 3-0 on the season.
• RHP Brooks Roy gave the Flames another strong outing this past Saturday. Despite picking up his first loss, Roy (2-1) retired Georgia in order in five out of the eight innings he worked. He retired seven or more batters in a row on two different occasions during the game.

Flames in Big South Openers
• For only the sixth time in 23 years in the Big South, Liberty will start conference play at home.
• Liberty is 31-28 in Big South opening three-game series.
• The Flames swept a three-game series at Presbyterian College to open the conference
action, last season, 3/16-18.
• Of the 59 games, Liberty has opened conference play on the road 15 times, posting a 19-23 record.
• The Flames have opened at home five times, going 12-5.
• The last time Liberty began its conference season at home was in 2011.

Flames Clubhouse Report
• Join the Flames Sports Network's Nick Pierce each week for an look at Flames Baseball.
• The audio show is available at LibertyFlames.com each Tuesday or Wednesday throughout the season.
• Pierce, who bring you all the action of Liberty Flames baseball, takes a look back at the previous week, along with comments from Liberty head coach Jim Toman and key Flames.