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Flames No. 5 Seed for 2013 Big South Baseball Championship
The Liberty Flames will be the No. 5 seed for next week's Big South Baseball Championship at Liberty Baseball Stadium. The seedings were announced this evening, following the close of the 2013 regular season. The double-elimination tournament will be contested May 21-25 at Liberty Baseball Stadium.
Liberty posted a 13-11 record in Big South Conference play to finish fifth in the conference standings and garner the No. 5 seed for the tournament. The host Flames will play in Bracket Two during the conference championship and will face the No. 4 seed Radford Highlanders in the final game of the day on Tuesday. Liberty took two out of three games this weekend from Radford, winning this afternoon, 2-1.
Liberty will enter the 2013 Big South Championship with a 29-26 overall record. The Flames will host the tournament at the new Liberty Baseball Stadium, where they posted a 20-8 mark in their first season in the facility.
Campbell, the Big South North Division champion, won its first Big South Baseball regular-season championship and secured the No. 1 seed with a 19-5 conference record.
Coastal Carolina won the Big South's South Division Championship to earn the No. 2 seed in the Big South Championship. The Chanticleers finished the season with an 18-6 Big South record. High Point earned the No. 3 seed with a 15-9 record in league play, followed by Radford, who finished at No. 4 with a 14-10 Conference mark. After Liberty as the No. 5 seed, Gardner-Webb's 12-11 record was good for the No. 6 seed. Longwood garnered the No. 7 slot, with a 12-12 mark. Charleston Southern rounds out the seeds at No. 8 with an 11-13 record in conference action.
The 2013 Big South Baseball Championship features the top eight teams in the conference regardless of division.
Fans can purchase tournament passes, which permit admission to every game during the five-day event. Tournament passes cost just $40 for adults and $20 for youth (ages 3-18) and college students.
Single-day tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for youth and college students, and are available at the stadium ticket office. A $3 ticket promotion is available for youth league baseball players attending the game in uniform.
Tournament passes and single-day tickets can also be purchased online here.
The Flames Ticket Office can be contacted at (434) 582-SEAT (7328) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The complete Big South Conference Championship schedule appears below.
Each Liberty contest during the tournament will be broadcast LIVE on WWMC 90.9 "Light" FM, with Nick Pierce calling the action. Links to the broadcasts will also be available at LibertyFlames.com.
The 2013 Baseball Championship will air on the Big South Network, with the winner take all championship game airing exclusively on ESPN3. In addition, real-time "Live Stats" will be available on both the BigSouthSports.com and LibertyFlames.com free of charge.
Tuesday (Games 1-4)
Game 1: No. 2 Coastal Carolina vs. 7 Longwood, 9:30 a.m.
Game 2: No. 3 High Point vs. No. 6 Gardner-Webb, 45 minutes following Game 1
Game 3: No.1 Campbell vs. No. 8 Charleston Southern, 4:30 p.m.
Game 4: No. 4 Radford vs. No. 5 Liberty, 45 minutes following Game 3
Wednesday (Games 5-8)
Game 5: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 9:30 a.m.
Game 6: Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 45 minutes following Game 5
Game 7: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 4:30 p.m.
Game 8: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 45 minutes following Game 7
Thursday (Games 9-10)
Game 9: Loser Game 7 vs. Winner Game 5, 3 p.m.
Game 10: Loser Game 8 vs. Winner Game 6, 45 minutes following Game 9
Friday (Games 11-12 [13-14])
Game 11: Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9, 10 a.m.
Game 12: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 10, 45 minutes following Game 11
Game 13: if necessary - Winner Game 11 vs. Loser Game 11, 5 p.m. (7 innings)
Game 14: if necessary - Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 12, 45 minutes following Game 13 (7 innings)
Saturday (Championship Game)
Winner Game 11 (or 13) vs. Winner Game 12 (or 14), 4 p.m. (TV: ESPN3)