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Liberty Wraps Up Homestand with Bryant and James Madison

March 12, 2012
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Outfielder Andy Smith

             BRYANT at LIBERTY              
  Worthington Stadium | Lynchburg, Va.

Tuesday, March 13 - 3 p.m.
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   JAMES MADISON at LIBERTY        
  Worthington Stadium | Lynchburg, Va.

Wednesday, March 14 - 3 p.m.
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Complete Game Notes

Most Wins in Nation
• Liberty enters the week tied for the most wins in the country. The Flames are tied with Kentucky, which has started the year, 16-0.
• Liberty's .889 winning percentage is the eighth best in the nation.  Kentucky also leads that category, as the Wildcats are the only unbeaten team left in NCAA Division I.
• The Flames are also among the nation's elite, allowing 2.5 runs per game. Liberty ranks third in the listing. South Carolina is tops in the nation, yielding 1.9 runs per contest.

Best Beginning
• With a 16-2 record, Liberty is off to its best start to open a season since a 15-3 record to start the 1979 and 2006 seasons.  
• This season's start is the best during Jim Toman's five-year tenure. Liberty began 11-1 under Toman in 2010.
• Fueling the run has been two winning streaks.  Liberty ran off seven consecutive wins to begin 2012 and followed it with a nine-game winning streak, tying the longest by a Flames team at the Division I level.  Liberty teams have tied that mark seven times.  The school record is 15 straight by the 1976 team.

Quick Hits
•Tuesday's game will be the first-ever meeting between Bryant and Liberty. 
• James Madison has been the most frequently played non-conference opponent in Liberty baseball program history.
• Liberty is 7-1 in the month of March. The Flames are 52-30 (.634) during the month under head coach Jim Toman.
• Liberty is 10-2 at Worthington Stadium this season. The Flames are 79-35-1 (.691) during Toman's five years at Liberty.

Player Notes
• OF Michael Robertson has hit in 16 of Liberty's 18 games. His 10-game hitting streak to begin the year is the longest by a  Flame this season.
• Robertson and OF Andy Smith have reached safely in every Liberty game this season.
• Smith leads the Flames with a .488 on base percentage. The OF also leads Liberty with three home runs.
• OF Ian Parmley leads the Flames with 24 runs scored. Liberty's leadoff hitter has scored at least one run in 14 games and has plated two or more runs in seven games this season.
• 2B Bryan Aanderud leads the Flames in hitting with a .423 batting average.The 2B has recorded four three-hit games this season.
• Freshman LHP Jared Lyons leads the Flames in appearances with seven. RHP Patrick Bankemper, RHP Blake Forslund and Kody Young have made six apppearances.
• RHP Brooks Roy has recorded three wins in three appearances this season. Roy's latest win came on Saturday in Liberty's 4-1 win over St. John's.  The junior pitched four scoreless innings, allowing one hit.
• RHP Trey Lambert earned the save in Liberty's 7-4 win in the first game of a doubleheader with St. John's, Saturday.  He then was the starter in game two, giving way to Roy in the third inning.
• RHP Carson Herndon recorded his first collegiate save, Saturday.  Herndon held St. John's scoreless over the final three innings in Liberty's 4-1 victory.