As the calendar winds down to the final days of 2014, the Liberty Flames Sports Network is looking back at the moments that made this athletics year special for Flames Nation.
The series continues today by looking at Moment No. 2, Liberty's baseball team earning an at-large selection into the 2014 NCAA Regionals field following a record-setting season.
Liberty captured its fourth Big South title in program history in 2013 and made a run at the NCAA Columbia Regional finals following a pair of wins over Clemson.
The Flames continued their dominance in the Big South the following year, winning their first 20 Big South games and finishing the regular season with a program-record 23 conference victories.
Liberty's 23-3 Big South record earned the Flames the No. 1 seed in the Big South Baseball Championship and a regular season conference title.
Liberty finished the Big South Baseball Championship by picking up the program's 40th and 41st victories, marking the fourth time in program history Liberty has eclipsed the 40-win mark.
Liberty's 40-plus wins helped the Flames earn an at-large bid in the NCAA Regionals, the program's first-ever at-large postseason berth. The baseball program joined the golf team as the only teams in athletics department history to earn NCAA Division I postseason at-large berths.
The Liberty Flames Sports Network will conclude to count down the Top 10 moments of 2014 when LibertyFlames.com reveals moment No. 1 on New Year's Eve day.
Top 10 Moments of 2014: No. 10 – Liberty claiming the title at the 2014 Big South Men's Outdoor Track & Field Championships No. 9 – Jacob Hagen's interception to seal football's FBS victory over Appalachian State No. 8 – Chase Marinell's birdie putt at No. 17 to capture the 2014 Big South Men's Golf Championship No. 7 – Swimming & Diving wins its first-ever Coastal Collegiate Swimming Championship title No. 6 – Andrew Smith's pair of dunks that were featured on SportsCenter's Top Plays No. 5 – Mallory Cuccio's save off a penalty stroke to secure Liberty's win over No. 11 Louisville No. 4 – Kenny Scott's pass breakup to secure Liberty's NCAA FCS Playoffs win over James Madison No. 3 – Caroline Douglas' kill to finish off volleyball's five-set victory over Virginia No. 2 – Baseball earning an at-large berth into the NCAA Regionals following a Big South record 23 wins No. 1 – Revealed on Dec. 31
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