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