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Liberty Faces James Madison in Midweek Tilt

March 26, 2013  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Catcher Trey Wimmer slides into third base safely, earlier this season.

Catcher Trey Wimmer slides into third base safely, earlier this season.

March 27
Veterans Memorial Park (1,200)
Harrisonburg, Va.

Wednesday - 4 p.m.

Complete Baseball Game Notes

Coverage by the Flames Sports Network

Audio Broadcast: FSN Internet Audio

LIVE STATS (GameTracker)
Wednesday's Game

Quick Hits
• SERIES WITH James Madison - James Madison leads, 34-29, in the all-time series.
• James Madison has been the most frequently played non-conference opponent in Liberty baseball program history.
• Last season, Liberty defeated James Madison in all three meetings between the two teams.
• Liberty has started the month of March with 10-7 (.588) record. The Flames are 71-41 (.634)  under head coach Jim Toman during the month.
• Liberty enters Wednesday's game with a 5-8 record on the road this season.
• The Flames have posted an 11-3 record while playing in the Commonwealth of Virginia this season.
• Liberty enters the week, hitting .291 with runners in scoring position.

Wimmer Among the Big South Leaders
• C Trey Wimmer enters the week among the Big South leaders in several offensive categories.
• Wimmer ranks third in the conference in batting average (.386) , fourth  in hits (34) and fifth in RBIs (21).
• He leads the Big South in hitting with runners in scoring position (.488).
• The senior's nine doubles rank second in the Big South and is fifth in slugging percentage (.602).
• The catcher leads the Flames in each of the categories.

Player Notes
• OF Ryan Cordell's double with two-out in ninth ining scored the go-ahead run, as the Flames scored three runs in the inning, en route to a a 5-4 win over High Point, this past Friday in game one of a doubleheader at High Point.
• Cordell  is tied with C Trey Wimmer for the Flames lead with  21 RBIs. He is tied for the Big South lead with 12 two-out RBIs.
• OF Nick Paxton leads the Flames with 18 runs scored and 10 stolen bases.
• The OF has been hit by a pitch 11 times to rank fifth in the nation.
• RHP Ashton Perritt worked out of a bases loaded jam and recieved help with a diving catch by LF Lacik, an outstanding defensive play, to seal the win and record his third save of the year, this past Friday.
• Earlier in the week, Perritt saw his first action in the field at Virginia Tech, 3/19. He had two hits and scored a run.
• RHP Josh Richardson threw 2 1/2 innings of relief to even his record at 1-1.  Richardson has not allowed an earned run in his last five appearances.
• After two appearances this past weekend at High Point, freshman LHP Robert Gray has not allowed an earned run in nine appearances this season.

Virginia-Liberty to be Televised
• Tuesday's game between No. 11 Virginia and Liberty at Liberty Baseball Stadium will be
televised on ESPN 3 and the FSN Television/Liberty Channel.
• It will be the first appearance for the Flames on TV this season.
• Liberty's three-game series with West Virginia (4/12-14) and Winthrop (4/19-21) will also be televised by the FSN Television/Liberty Channel.
• The Flames will also appear on ESPN 3 on April 6 at Coastal Carolina.

Flames Clubhouse Report
• Join the Flames Sports Network's Nick Pierce each week for an look at Flames Baseball.
• The audio show is available at each Tuesday or Wednesday throughout the season.
• Pierce, who bring you all the action of Liberty Flames baseball, takes a look back at the previous week, along with comments from Liberty head coach Jim Toman and key Flames.