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Liberty to Host James Madison and East Carolina for Midweek Contests

April 27, 2015  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Right fielder Will Shepherd scores in 3-0 win over Gardner-Webb, Sunday.

Right fielder Will Shepherd scores in 3-0 win over Gardner-Webb, Sunday.

JAMES MADISON AT LIBERTY
April 28

EAST CAROLINA AT LIBERTY
April 29

Liberty Baseball Stadium
Lynchburg, Va.

COMPLETE BASEBALL NOTES

LFSN Television: LFSN

LFSN Radio Coverage:

WIQO 100.9 FM  (Tuesday)

93.3FM/1320AM WVGM (Wednesday)                           

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Tuesday          Wednesday


Quick Hits
1.  Liberty enters the week with a 28-16 overall record and a 14-4 mark in Big South Conference play.

2. Currently, the Flames are tied with Coastal Carolina and Radford in the Big South standings.

3. This past weekend, Liberty swept a three-game Big South series from Gardner-Webb at Liberty Baseball Stadium. Liberty pitching held Gardner-Webb to two runs on 10 hits during the
series.

4. The Flames will be meeting James Madison for the only time this season on Tuesday. Liberty and East Carolina will square off for the second time on Wednesday. The Flames won 4-3 at East Carolina on Feb. 24 at the Keith LeClair Classic.

5. Liberty has posted a 18-6 record at Liberty Baseball Stadium this season. The Flames are in the midst of six-game homestand. After taking six days off for exams, Liberty will finish the homestand on May 6 against Richmond.
 

Player Notes
• LHP Jared Lyons was named the Big South Pitcher of the Week for the third time on Monday.

• Lyons leads the Big South in ERA (1.44) , complete games (3), shutouts and opponent batting average (.181). He ranks second in innings pitched (75.0) and seventh in strikeouts (71).

• LHP Shawn Clowers leads the Big South Conference and is tied for third in the nation in wins with an 9-3 record. He leads the Flames with 15 appearances.

• Sunday, Clowers pitched the first complete game of his career, scattering six hits in a 3-0 win over Gardner-Webb.

• 1B Alex Close posted his fifth three-hit game and scored a run in 5-0 win over Gardner-Webb, Friday. Close leads the Flames with 20 multiple-hit games and has reached base in 34 consecutive games.

• Close is among the Big South Conference leaders in hits, runs scored, RBI, doubles, total bases and on base percentage.

• C Becker Sankey is tied for the Big South and is 23rd nationally in home runs.

• Sankey is third in slugging percentage and tied for second in total bases in the conference.

• DH Andrew Yacyk had two hits and drove two runs in Liberty's 3-0 win over Gardner-Webb, Sunday.

• OF Will Shepherd posted his first three-hit game of the 2015 and scored all three runs in the Flames' 3-0 win over Gardner-Webb, Sunday. Shepherd also stole two bases.

• OF Nick Paxton singled with one out in the ninth for a walk-off, 3-2 win over Gardner-Webb, this past Saturday.

• OF Aaron Stroosma collected two hits in each of his starts, Friday and Sunday.

• OF/RHP Ashton Perritt collected two hits and scored two runs in 3-2 win over Gardner-Webb, Saturday.


Lyons Garners 3rd Big South Pitcher of the Week Honor
• Flames left-hander Jared Lyons was named the Big South Conference Pitcher of the Week for the third time this season, Monday. Lyons was given the award for games played March 20-26.

• The senior turned in a dominating pitching performance, leading the Flames to a 5-0 victory over Gardner-Webb, Friday evening at Liberty Baseball Stadium.

• Lyons threw his second shutout of the season, giving up one hit, which came on the first pitch of the contest.

• The left-hander moved to 7-1 on the year, striking out nine batters and walking three. Lyons retired 16 consecutive batters at one point in the game.

• Lyons was previously named the Big South Pitcher of the Week twice this season. He was the Big South Pitcher of the Week for games played March 16-22 and March 30-April 5.