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Baseball Notes - Game 23 - UMBC

March 21, 2007  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Derek Bennion heads to the plate in Liberty's victory Monday.

Derek Bennion heads to the plate in Liberty's victory Monday.

Complete Notes - Game 23 - UMBC

The Games
  The Liberty University Flames (14-8, 2-1 Big South) step out of Big South Conference play to host a midweek game against the UMBC Retrievers (5-8, 0-0 America East), Wednesday, March 21. Game time is scheduled for 3 p.m.
The Series Against UMBC
   Liberty and UMBC will meet for the first time since 2002 on Wednesday afternoon. It will be the 31st meeting between the two squads as the Retrievers were members of the Big South Conference from 1993 through 1998.  The Flames hold a 20-10 lead in the all-time series between the two schools since their first meeting on the diamond in 1988.

The Last Time Out
   The Flames banged out 15 hits and took advantage of seven UNC Asheville errors to take the rubber game of a three-game Big South Series from the Bulldogs, 15-5, on Monday at Worthington Stadium.  Kenneth Negron and Tommy Bussey went 3-for-5 in the game. Errol Hollinger and Aaron Phillips also hit home runs as Liberty scored nine runs in the 7th inning to break open a 6-3 contest. With the win, the Flames took the opening Big South series for both teams, 2-1.
 Liberty dropped the middle contest of the series, Sunday. The Bulldogs used a three-run seventh and a four-run eighth to down the Flames, 9-3.
   In the Big South opener, Tim Nanry went 3-for-4 with three RBI and Michael Solbach allowed one run on five hits over 7 2/3 innings in a 5-1, Liberty victory on Saturday. With the win, Solbach notched his fourth-straight victory running his record to 4-1 on the season. Nanry doubled runs home twice and singled home another in the contest.

Flames on the Radio

   This season, the Flames Sports Network plans to broadcast 20 Liberty baseball regular season games. Games will air live on WWMC 90.9 FM "The Light" and on the World Wide Web at both and The station will broadcast today's contest.  The broadcast is scheduled to begin around 2:50 p.m.