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Liberty Hosts High Point for Big South Weekend Series

March 20, 2014
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Infielder Dalton Britt

HIGH POINT AT LIBERTY
March 21-23
Liberty Baseball Stadium
Lynchburg, Va.

Friday - 7 p.m.
Saturday - 3 p.m.
Sunday - 2 p.m.

Complete Baseball Notes


Liberty Flames Sports Network Coverage

National Television: ESPN3 (Saturday & Sunday)

Radio Broadcast: Saturday Victory Radio Network

                             Sunday 90.9 FM "The Light"

Audio Internet Broadcast: Friday LibertyFlames.com

Video Streaming: FlamesTV/Big South Network (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Live Stats (StatsBroadcast):

Friday's Game

Saturday Game

Sunday's Game
 

Quick Hits
• Liberty enters Friday's game, having recorded an 11-2 (.846) mark during the month of March.  
• The Flames have won 12 out of its last 14 contests.
• Liberty is 390-296-2 (.568) all-time and 84-45 (.651) under seven-year head coach Jim Toman during the month.
• Liberty leads the Big South Conference with a .295 team batting average and leads the conference in runs scored with 137.
• The Flames enter the weekend off a 16-inning, 1-0 win at Old Dominion, Wednesday. The
16-inning game ties for the longest in Flames' program history. Liberty also played 16 innings in a 6-5 loss to VMI at Worthington Stadium on April 19, 2008.
• Wednesday's game followed a 13-inning, 6-5 loss to Campbell, this past Saturday. It is the first time since 2004 that the Flames have played in back-to-back extra inning games.
• The Flames had their season-high eight-game win streak snapped in the game two of their doubleheader with Campbell, 6-5, in 13 innings, Saturday at Liberty Baseball Stadium.  The contest was the longest game of the season for the Flames in 2014.
• During its eight-game win streak, Liberty's pitching staff posted a 1.22 ERA and allowed 1.62 runs per game.  The Flames outscored its opponents during the span, 64-13.

Player Notes
• INF Ryan Seiz continues to lead the Flames in batting average (.417), runs (24), RBIs (22), home runs (5), on base percentage (.514) and slugging percentage (.702).
• He is currently leads the Big South Conference in RBIs, runs scored, home runs, hits and slugging percentage and is second in batting average and on base percentage.
• 1B Alex Close enters the week second in the Big South Conference with 21 RBIs. He leads the Flames with a .452 batting average with runners in scoring position.
• Close hit .406 with 14 RBIs during LU's season-high eight game win streak, 2/25-3/15.
• SS Dalton Britt has spent time at both shortstop and third base this season for the Flames.  
• Wednesday, Britt tied a career-high with four hits and a double in the game.
• Currently, Britt is on a career-high eight game hit streak.
• 3B Dylan Allen recorded his first three-hit game of his career, last Friday.  Allen went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and three runs scored in win over Campbell.  He also added a three-run triple on Saturday.
• Wednesday, Allen walked with the bases loaded in the 16th to force in the winning run.
• C Danny Grauer is currently on a 10-game hit streak, the longest of his career and the longest by a Flame this season.
• Grauer had two hits, a double and scored the go-ahead run in 1-0, 16-inning win at Old Dominion, Wednesday
• OF Nick Lacik went 4-for-4 with four RBIs and two runs scored in win vs. Campbell,
this past Saturday. Four hits in a game is a career high for the senior.
• Lacik set a new program record with eight at bats in win at Old Dominion, Wednesday.
• Lacik is third in the Big South Conference in walks (16) and runs scored (19).
• RHP Trey Lambert ran his record to 4-1, last Friday.  Lambert pitched six scoreless innings,
allowing two hits  in 17-1 win over Campbell, Friday. He is tied for the conference lead in wins.
• RHP Ashton Perritt recorded his team-leading sixth save of the season at Elon, March 11. He leads the Big South Conference in saves.
• LHP Jared Lyons shut out Old Dominion during the first nine innings, the longest outing of his career, Wednesday. The left-hander scattered four hits, striking out five batters and walking one.
• Lyons leads the Flames with 0.52 ERA and 32 strikeouts. Currently, he is second among Big South Conference pitchers in ERA and opponent batting average of .149.
• LHP Shawn Clowers moved to 2-0 in win at Old Dominion, Wednesday.  After taking over in the 10th inning, Clowers retired the first 14 batters he faced. He pitched six scoreless innings, allowing two hits. He also struck out a career-high eight batters.

Playing Extras
• Liberty won its fourth consecutive midweek game with a 1-0 win in 16 innings at Old Dominion, Wednesday.
• The Flames plated the game's lone run in the top of the 16th, when 3B Dylan Allen drew a bases loaded walk.
• It is the longest game in program history, tying Liberty's April 19, 2008 game in which the Flames were edged by VMI, 6-5, in 16 innings.
• Wednesday's game followed a 13-inning, 6-5 loss to Campbell, this past Saturday. It is the first time since 2004 that the Flames have played in back-to-back extra inning games.
• Reliever Shawn Clowers moved to 2-0 in the win.  After taking over in the 10th inning, Clowers retired the first 14 batters he faced, combining with starter Jared Lyons to not allow the Monarchs a hit over a span which ran from a one-out single in the sixth to a two-out single in the 14th. He pitched six scoreless innings, allowing two hits. He also struck out a career-high eight batters.
• Starting pitcher Jared Lyons shut out the Monarchs during the first nine innings, the longest outing of his career. The left-hander handcuffed the Monarchs, scattering four hits, striking out five batters and walking one.
• 3B/SS Dalton Britt tied his career-high with four hits in the contest.
• Catcher Danny Grauer had two hits and scored the winning run, catching all 16 innings for the Flames.  Grauer extended his team-high hit streak to 10 games.
• LF Nick Lacik set a program record for at bats in a game with eight.  The mark eclipses seven at bats, previously held by 11 former Flames.

Flames Clubhouse Report
• Join the Liberty Flames Sports Network's Nick Pierce each week for a look at Flames Baseball.
• The audio show is available at LibertyFlames.com each week throughout the season.
• Pierce, who brings 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.