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Baseball Notes - Game 27 - at George Mason

March 28, 2007  Fairfax, Va.  RSS
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Liberty's Aaron Grijalva

Liberty's Aaron Grijalva

Complete Notes - Game 27 - at George Mason

The Game
   The Liberty University Flames (16-10, 3-3 Big South) travel to Fairfax, Va., for a midweek non-conference game against the George Mason Patriots (11-12, 7-4 CAA), Wednesday afternoon, at Raymond "Hap" Spuhler Field. First pitch is set for 2:30 p.m.
The Series Against George Mason
    On Wednesday, the Flames and Patriots will meet for the 51st time. George Mason holds a 29-21edge in the all-time series since 1977. Last season, the two squads met for the first time since 2003 with Liberty taking both midweek games. The Flames won  11-2, on March 29 at Worthington Stadium and defeated the Patriots at Spuhler Field, 18-4, on April 25.
The Last Time Out
    The host High Point Panthers took the last two games of a three-game series with the Flames to capture the Big South series, 2-1. The Panthers plated four runs in the fifth to erase a 3-1 Liberty advantage, downing the Flames, 8-4, in the final contest. Tommy Bussey and Tim Nanry both collected solo home runs in the game.
   On Saturday, High Point defeated Liberty, 10-2.  The Panthers scored eight times in the fifth inning to break open a close game.  High Point starter Eammon Portice allowed only three hits in seven innings, and the Flames managed seven total hits in the game.
   In Friday's series opener, Liberty starter Michael Solbach won his fifth-straight start as the Flames downed the Panthers, 7-5. Solbach allowed one unearned run on five hits over six innings, striking out three and walking three. Phil John was 3-for-5 with four RBI including a bases-loaded double to back the right-hander.
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's next broadcast is scheduled for April 1, as the Flames host Monmouth.  The broadcast is scheduled to begin around 1 p.m.