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Flames Baseball to Begin Fall Practice Friday
The Liberty baseball program will begin its annual fall practice this Friday. The Flames, who will take to the field for the sixth year under the direction of Jim Toman, will practice as a team for the first time beginning at 2 p.m.
Fall practice runs through Oct. 28 in preparation for the 2013 campaign. Practices will take place at Worthington Stadium during the fall, while the program's new on-campus stadium is built. The upcoming 2013 season will be the first for the Flames in the new facility.
The team will hold practices every day of the week except Monday. Practices are open to the public. The program plans to hold intrasquad scrimmages on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the fall. Practices are tentatively scheduled to start at 2 p.m.
During this year's fall practice, the team's annual scout day is planned for Sept. 27, where players will be able to showcase their talents for professional scouts.
The Flames return 22 players from last season's squad, which posted a 41-19 record. It is the second time in Toman's five years that Liberty has won 40 or more games in a season and only the third time in program history. The Flames posted a school-record 43-18 mark in 2010 under Toman. The returnees will be joined by 14 new faces on the fall roster.