The Liberty baseball team began preparations for its 2015, Friday afternoon at Liberty Baseball Stadium. The Flames practiced as team for the first time, today. LSFN's Nick Pierce was on hand to talk with Liberty head coach Jim Toman and Preason All-American first baseman Alex Close about the first day of team practice and the upcoming year.
Last season, Liberty posted a 41-18 overall record and set a program record for Big South Conference victories with a 23-3 record, claiming the league's 2014 regular season title. The Flames received the program's first ever at-large selection to a NCAA Regional and appeared at a regional in back-to-back years for the first time in team history. With 41 wins, Liberty recorded the second most wins and posted the fourth 40-plus win season in in program history.
Liberty will begin its 2015 campaign in Atlanta, Ga. in the Atlanta Challenge, Feb. 13-15. The Flames will open their season at Kennesaw State on Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. as part of the Challenge. The next day, Liberty will visit Georgia State, before finishing out the Atlanta Challenge at Georgia Tech on Feb. 15.
The Flames will open their 31-game home schedule on Feb. 27 by hosting Bryant in the first of a four-game series at Liberty Baseball Stadium.
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