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Liberty Welcomes James Madison For Midweek Contest
JAMES MADISON at LIBERTY
Worthington Stadium | Lynchburg, Va.
Among the Nation's Elite
• Liberty enters the week tied for second in country in wins. The Flames are tied with Florida State with 27 wins. Kentucky leads the nation with 30 wins.
• Liberty begins the weekend second in the nation in scoring margin. The Flames and have averaged 4.0 more runs per game than their opponents this season.
Sharing the Saves
• Liberty begins the week with nine saves, with eight different Flames having recorded at least one.
• This last Saturday, RHP Patrick Bankemper became the eighth Liberty pitcher to earn his first save. Bankemper recorded his first save at Liberty, retiring two batters with the bases loaded to seal the Flames' 8-6 victory over Campbell.
• LHP Jared Lyons became the first Liberty pitcher to record two saves, picking up closing out back-to-back games against Marshall, 3/30-31.
Watch Out Base Stealers
• Liberty continues to cut down would be base stealers, having caught 19 would be base stealers. The Flames have thrown out 48 percent of runners attempting to steal this season (19-40).
• Catcher Trey Wimmer has thrown out 18 base runners. The junior leads the Big South in runners caught stealing.
Liberty Adds Game at Georgia
• The Flames have announced the addition of a game to its 2012 schedule. Liberty will travel to Athens, Ga. to square off with Georgia Bulldogs on April 16 at Foley Field. Game time is scheduled for 3 p.m.