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Liberty Travels to VMI for Three-Game Big South Series

April 25, 2013
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Liberty pitcher Brooks Roy

LIBERTY AT VMI
April 26-28
Gray-Minor Stadium
Lexington, Va.

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Coverage by the Flames Sports Network

Radio Broadcast: 90.9 FM "The Light"

Video: Saturday & Sunday (VMI Athletics) Big South Network

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Quick Hits
SERIES WITH VMI:  Liberty and VMI will be meeting for the 45th time on Friday.  The Flames led the all-time series, 34-11.
• Liberty and VMI did not meet last season due to Big South scheduling last season.
•  The last time the two met, the Flames took two out of three at Gray-Minor Stadium, April 22-23, 2011. The Keydets won the final game of the series to prevent a Liberty sweep.
• Liberty is 6-9 this season and 57-50 (.533) during head coach Jim Toman's tenure during the month of April.
• Liberty hit a season-high four home runs in a 17-10 win at Old Dominion, Wednesday.
• The Flames also had a season-high 21 hits, eclipsing their previous high of 18 hits in a 12-11 10 inning win over James Madison on April 9.
• Liberty enters the weekend hitting .285 with runners in scoring position.
• Liberty's midweek contest against Maryland next Wednesday will be broadcast by Flames Sports Network (FSN). The telecast will air on the Liberty Channel and ESPN3.
• Liberty pitcher Trey Lambert was named the Big South Conference Pitcher of the Week for games played April 15-21, Monday.
• Liberty catcher Trey Wimmer has been added to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List. The award honors annually the nation's top collegiate catcher.

Tracking Liberty
• Liberty hit a season-high four home runs in a 17-10 win at Old Dominion, Wednesday.
• The Flames also had a season-high 21 hits, eclipsing their previous high of 18 hits in a 12-11 10 inning win over James Madison on April 9.
• 1B Alex Close drove in a career-high six runs with three hits, including a grand slam in the contest. Close's grand slam was the second of his career.
• 3B Sammy Taormina posted the first four-hit game of his career and connected for the first home run of his collegiate career at Old Dominion.  The freshman followed Close's grand slam in the first inning with a round tripper of his own. He also had two doubles, coming a triple shy of a cycle. The third baseman drove in a career-high three runs in the game.
• OF Ashton Perritt had three hits, including a home run. It was Perritt's third three-hit game this season.
• DH/P Danny Grauer hit a home run, drove in four runs and pitched three scoreless innings, Wednesday.
• 2B Bryan Aanderud ran his hitting streak to a career-high 13 games with two hits, Wednesday.
• Perritt and Close each had two hits at Maryland, Tuesday.  Close drove in two runs in
Liberty's 5-3 setback to the Terrapins.
• The Flames posted a 3-1 record at home last week. Liberty is now 17-6 at Liberty Baseball Stadium this season.
• This past Monday, RHP Trey Lambert was named the Big South Pitcher of the Week for games played April 15-21.
• This past Sunday, RHP Trey Lambert won his sixth game and pitched his third complete game of 2013 in a 3-1 victory over Winthrop. Lambert allowed one run on six hits over nine innings and tied his career-high for strikeouts with nine.

Perritt Takes Over
• Since being inserted into the Liberty lineup in the outfield, OF Ashton Perritt has consistently produced, cementing a place for him in the Flames lineup.
• Solely pitching out of the Liberty bullpen early in the season, Perritt has hit .352, belted three home runs and scored 14 runs over 16 starts since receiving his first starting nod as the Flames left fielder on March 30 against Longwood.
• The sophomore has also recorded three three-hit games during the span.
• Last Saturday, Perritt collected three hits, drove in two runs, scored a run and pitched two scoreless innings, earning a save in game two of a doubleheader against Winthrop. The save was his team-high fourth on the year.  
Lambert Tabbed Big South Pitcher of the Week
• Liberty pitcher Trey Lambert was named the Big South Conference Pitcher of the Week for games played April 15-21, Monday. The honor marks his first Pitcher of the Week plaudit of his career.
• Lambert struck out nine Winthrop hitters, en route to a complete game, 3-1 win over the Eagles on Sunday.
•  After allowing a run in the first inning, Lambert pitched eight scoreless innings.
• The performance was his second consecutive complete game and third of the season for the right-hander.
• With the win, the right-hander moves to 6-3 on the year. He leads the Flames in both wins and innings pitched (61.2).

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.