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Liberty to Host Coppin State for Weekend Series

March 1, 2012
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Liberty center fielder Andy Smith rounds second base during a contest earlier this season.

      COPPIN STATE vs. LIBERTY      
 Worthington Stadium | Lynchburg, Va.

Friday, March 2 - 6 p.m
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Saturday, March 3 - 2 p.m.
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Sunday, March 4 - 1 p.m.
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Complete Game Notes

Tracking Liberty
Last Five Games:
• Liberty  has hit .318 as a team over its last five games.
• SS Zack Haley and 2B Bryan Aanderud both hit .500 during the stretch
    - Haley (.500, 7/14) - three-hit game, this past Sunday in 4-2 win over Siena
    - Aanderud (.500, 8/16) - two three-hit games during stretch - both against Siena
• Liberty pitchers Tim Dudley, Blake Forslund and Kody Young combined for a two-hit shutout of #14 Virginia, Tuesday. The trio allowed only two Virginia runners to reach as far as second base in the 8-0 win.
• Liberty's first win over Virgina since a 9-7 win in Lynchburg on March 5, 2002, a span of eight games.
• LHP Shawn Clowers picked up his first collegiate win with five hitless, scoreless innings, in a 4-2 win over Siena, last Sunday.

First 10 Games:
• 2B Bryan Aanderud has hit .459 over the first 10 games. He has already posted three three-hit games and has five multiple-hit games.
• RHP Patrick Eckelbarger has not allowed a run over 12 innings to start the year.
• Liberty has already tied the program record for shutouts in a season with four. The Flames opened the season with back-to-back shutouts.  It is the first time in the program's 38-year history the Flames have opened a season with two shutouts.
• The Flames began the year by not allowing a run for 23 consecutive innings. It is the longest such streak in program history.

Flames Tie Program Shutout Record
• With its fourth shutout of the year in an 8-0 victory over Virginia, Tuesday, the 2012 Liberty pitching staff has already tied the program record for shutouts in a season.
• The 1978, 1981 and 2001 teams also pitched four shutouts in a year.
• RHP Patrick Eckelbarger, RHP Blake Forslund and Tim Dudley have pitched in two of the four blankings.  
• Three of Liberty's four shutouts in 2012 have been combined efforts.

Quick Hits
• Coppin State is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Liberty has recorded a 50-15 mark against the MEAC's current membership since 1976.
• Liberty is 354-281-2 (.557) all-time during the month of March and sports a 45-29 (.608) mark during the month under head coach Jim Toman.
• With Feb. finished, Liberty is now 82-38 (.683) all-time in the month of February.  The Flames are 26-9 under Jim Toman during the month.
• Liberty's 9-1 record ties the best start to a year by the Flames under head coach Jim Toman.  In 2010, Liberty went 9-1 during their first 10 games also.
• Liberty has opened each even year during head coach Jim Toman's tenure with at least five straight victories. Besides a 7-0 start to this season, the Flames posted a 9-0 beginning to 2010 and a 5-0 start to the 2008 season.
• Liberty turned four double plays in its 6-2 win over Siena, last Friday.  The four double plays were the most by the Flames in a game since March 12, 2010, when Liberty turned five double plays in a 9-1 victory over St. John's.
• The Flames began the year by not allowing a run for 23 consecutive innings. It is the longest such streak in program history.
• Liberty is 4-1 at Worthington Stadium this season and  73-34-1 (.681) during Toman's five year tenure.

Player Notes
• OF Michael Robertson is the only Liberty player to have at least one hit in each game this season.
• Robertson and C Trey Wimmer each had two hits in Liberty's 8-0 victory at No. 14 Virginia, Tuesday.
• 2B Bryan Aanderud leads the Flames in hitting with a .459 batting average. He has hit .500 during his last five games.
• Aanderud has recorded three three-hit games already this season.
Zack Haley hit .538 (7-for-13) over a five-game span, Feb. 23-27.  The shortstop also drove in four runs and scored three runs.
• Tim Dudley, Blake Forslund and Kody Young combined on a two-hit, 8-0 shutout of No. 14 Virginia, Tuesday.
• RHP Forslund, a transfer from Virginia, recorded his first win of the year, with 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.  He struck out five and walked five batters.
• RHP Young earned his first save in a Liberty uniform, Tuesday.  Young pitched the final three scoreless innings.
• RHP Patrick Eckelbarger has not allowed a run in his first two outings of the year.  The RHP has pitched 12 scoreless innings to begin the year.
• DH Tyler Cox leads Liberty with 12 RBIs.