Infielder Dalton Britt
Feb. 25 - 2:35 p.m. USA Baseball Complex Cary, N.C. Live Stats (Provided by Missouri): Tuesday's Game
Quick Hits • Liberty will face Missouri for the first time since 1989, Tuesday. • 1989 was the only time the Flames and the Tigers have met. Just like Tuesday, the two met on a neutral field with Missouri taking a 14-8 decision. • The Flames have played once before at the USA Baseball Complex in Cary, N.C. Liberty faced Duke at the facility, home to USA Baseball, in 2010.
Tracking Liberty • Liberty posted a 2-2 record at the Battle at the Beach tournament in Wilmington, N.C., this past weekend. The Flames split a pair of games with both Ohio and UNCW. • 16 of Liberty's 36 hits went for extra bases this past weekend. The Flames belted five home runs and collected 10 doubles. • Liberty posted season-highs in runs (14) and hits (17) against UNCW in 14-6 victory, Saturday. Player Notes • 1B/DH Ryan Seiz collected two hits, a home run and drove in three runs in Liberty's 8-5 win over Ohio, Saturday. His home run was his second of the season. • Seiz collected three hits and drove in two runs against Old Dominion, last Tuesday. • The Louisville transfer leads the Flames in hitting with a .370 average and in RBIs with eight. • He hit back-to-back home runs with OF/1B Andrew Yacyk in the third inning of Saturday's victory over Ohio. • Playing first base, Yacyk doubled, hit a home run and drove in three runs in his first collegiate start in victory over Ohio, Saturday. • Later in the day, he collected two more hits, one an RBI double, in win over host UNCW • 1B/C Alex Close hit .429 over the weekend. • Close had three hits and two home runs, driving in three runs and scoring three runs in 14-6 victory over UNCW, Saturday. • INF Dalton Britt posted the first four-hit game of his career in win over UNCW, Saturday. He also scored twice and drove in a run. • Britt has started every Liberty game this season. He has started five games at third base and three at shortstop. He has recorded three multi-hit game this season. • C/DH Danny Grauer doubled twice and plated three runs in Saturday's win over UNCW. • On Sunday against Ohio, Grauer hit his second home run of the year against Ohio. • OF/P Ashton Perritt enters Tuesday's contest with five stolen bases to lead the Flames. • Saturday, Perritt earned his second save of the year with a scoreless inning of relief in win over Ohio. • LHP Jared Lyons made two appearances this past weekend, pitching 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Lyons leads the Flames with four appearances. • RHP Trey Lambert recorded his first win of 2014, Saturday. Lambert allowed three runs on five hits over eight innings in win over UNCW. • RHP Parker Bean picked up his first collegiate victory on Saturday in Liberty's 8-5 win over Ohio. The freshman gave up five runs, three earned, on six hits over five innings. • 3B Dylan Allen posted his first multi-hit game, Sunday against Ohio. Allen had two hits, a double and scored a run.
Flames Clubhouse Report • Join the Liberty Flames Sports Network's Nick Pierce each week for a look at Flames Baseball. • The audio show is available at LibertyFlames.com each week throughout the season. • Pierce, who brings 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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