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Baseball Notes - Game 39 - James Madison
The Liberty University Flames (23-15, 5-4 Big South) host the James Madison Dukes (12-24, 5-11 CAA) in a single non-conference game, Wednesday, April 18 at 3 p.m.
The Series Against James Madison
Wednesday's tilt will be the 55th meeting between the Flames and Dukes on the diamond. James Madison leads the all-time series, which began in 1974, 28-26. The Dukes' lead includes this season's March 14 win over the Flames in Harrisonburg, Va., 8-3.
Last season, the two teams split the season series at one game apiece, with each team winning on their home field. James Madison won the March 1 tilt at Long Field, 10-5, despite a Patrick Gaillard home run. Liberty answered by taking the April 11 match-up at Worthington Stadium, 12-11, as the Flames scored six runs in the eighth inning to overcome a late deficit.
The Last Time Out
P.K. Keller went 3-for-4 and Liberty scored five runs in the fifth inning for an 8-4 victory over Charleston Southern this past Saturday at Worthington Stadium.
With the win, Liberty prevailed in the three-game series, two games to one. In addition to Keller's performance, the Flames got strong games from starting pitcher David Stokes and outfielder Garrett Young. Young hit his seventh home run of the season, a blast over the left field wall, and Stokes went 6 2/3 innings, allowing just three runs to pick up his team-leading sixth victory of the season.
Flames on the Radio
This season, the Flames Sports Network plans to broadcast 20 Liberty baseball regular season games. Games will air live on WWMC 90.9 FM "The Light" and on the World Wide Web at both www.LibertyFlames.com and www.thelightonline.com. The station's plans to broadcast Wednesday's game against James Madison. The broadcast is scheduled to begin around 3 p.m.